Healing  Power of AromatherapyBriefs

Healing Power of Aromatherapy

Harnessing the power of Mother Nature, fragrant essential oils from plants are being used in medical settings to enhance a…

Retrain Your BladderFamily Health

Retrain Your Bladder

Don’t let urinary incontinence dampen your life If you’ve experienced some form of urinary incontinence — the accidental release of…

How Do  Doctors Unwind?Briefs

How Do Doctors Unwind?

Being a physician is demanding. With long days, grueling surgeries and complex patient care, physician stress and burnout are off…

‘Observation’ Hospital Stay  Can Cost You Big MoneyBriefs

‘Observation’ Hospital Stay Can Cost You Big Money

When you’re in the hospital, a difference in billing classifications can cost you thousands of dollars. Medicare sometimes classifies a…

CDC Reports Record Number of STIsBriefs

CDC Reports Record Number of STIs

You might not hear much about syphilis, but the highly contagious disease is on the rise, along with other sexually…

Tattoos and Piercings for Teens?Briefs

Tattoos and Piercings for Teens?

Check safety first Tattoos and piercings are now more common among young people, but with commonality can come malady. Just…

Monitoring Prescriptions to Catch Opioid AbuseBriefs

Monitoring Prescriptions to Catch Opioid Abuse

Illinois’ efforts to track drug prescriptions have come a long way from the paper and pencil reports of the early…

Girls’ Concussion Symptoms Last Twice as Long as Those in BoysBriefs

Girls’ Concussion Symptoms Last Twice as Long as Those in Boys

New research finds that girls suffer sports-related concussion symptoms more than twice as long as boys. Adolescent girls with first-time…

Going HigherFamily Health

Going Higher

Blood pressure problems among kids are rising High blood pressure is common in adults, and it’s also an increasing concern…

Eating Disorders and MenFamily Health

Eating Disorders and Men

Fixations on food and body image aren’t just a woman’s problem Media and popular culture have defined unreal standards of…

America’s Obesity ProblemFeatures

America’s Obesity Problem

Tackling our battle with weight America has a big problem — and it’s growing fast. Almost 40 percent of adults…

End-of-Life CareAging

End-of-Life Care

Talking about death can help you live better at the end Gerry Mathy learned she had late-stage pancreatic cancer in…

A Nation in CrisisFeatures

A Nation in Crisis

Understanding the U.S. obesity epidemic In October 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its updated statistics…

A Weighty IssueFeatures

A Weighty Issue

Healthy behaviors can counter childhood obesity Ana Hernandez, 32, of Cicero, was worried about her son, Luis, who is now…

A Stealth DiseaseFeatures

A Stealth Disease

Type 2 diabetes can wreak havoc before you know it Allison Dickson hoped the feeling would pass. As an on-the-go…

Healthy Living for People with DisabilitiesFeatures

Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

Adaptive approaches help address high obesity rates While obesity is one of the biggest health concerns in many communities, people…