The Benefits of Dark ChocolateRecipes

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Just the thought of biting into a square of chocolate might make you smile. And, chances are, it really will…

Burning FatNutrition

Burning Fat

Keto diet changes how food is turned into energy While it may seem like the newest weight-loss trend, the ketogenic…

Finding BalanceFitness

Finding Balance

Therapeutic yoga provides relief for body and mind Therapeutic yoga is nothing new for Lisa Clarke. Clarke, 63, has spent…

Out of the ShadowsFeatures

Out of the Shadows

Breaking the silence of domestic violence — and how healthcare providers can help Like a lot about domestic violence, the health…

Robots in the O.R.Surgery

Robots in the O.R.

Better operations through the use of intelligent machines The future of surgery is here, and it’s in the hands of…

The Cardiac-Sleep ConnectionCardiology

The Cardiac-Sleep Connection

Why a good night’s rest is crucial for your heart We constantly hear about the benefits of getting a good…

Sex After CancerCancer

Sex After Cancer

Helping female survivors regain their sexual satisfaction and confidence After Naomi’s breast cancer treatment — the lumpectomy, the chemotherapy, the 33…

Headaches From HellNeurology

Headaches From Hell

New drugs may help prevent migraines Marcie Zeldin, 63, doesn’t remember when she experienced her first migraine. She recalls having…

Using Stem Cells for Spine SurgeryOrthopedics

Using Stem Cells for Spine Surgery

Sifting through claims to find the benefits Jessica Roby was used to pain. As a former gymnast and diver, she…

Check In Instead of Stressing OutHealth Mastery

Check In Instead of Stressing Out

The other day I was speaking with a friend, the father of a sophomore at one of our prestigious Chicago…

Dreaming of MeaningReasonable Hypochondria

Dreaming of Meaning

It was the night before my brother’s wedding. I was getting ready for the rehearsal dinner. One last check in…

Changing the Conversation About Mental HealthFeatures

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Our minds are one of the most powerful things about us. Everything from our physical health to our sense of…

Facing Fears with Virtual Reality TherapyFeatures

Facing Fears with Virtual Reality Therapy

You’re on an airplane in the middle of a storm, lightning flashing outside the window, your seat rocking. “I’m scared,”…

No More Pain. Period.Family Health

No More Pain. Period.

Helping women with endometriosis find relief Endometriosis is a women’s health issue that has long remained in the shadows. Even…

Treating DepressionFeatures

Treating Depression

From telehealth to magnetic stimulation, innovative therapies provide alternatives At the end of the 19th century, it wasn’t uncommon for…

Healing the HurtFeatures

Healing the Hurt

Chicago programs help young victims of trauma find their way forward “What happened to you?” Asking troubled children that question…

Managing the Highs and LowsFamily Health

Managing the Highs and Lows

Families ride the roller-coaster of type 1 diabetes Managing type 1 diabetes is not easy — especially for kids. With…

Breaking Down BarriersFeatures

Breaking Down Barriers

Fighting against the stigma of mental illness and advocating for parity Moments after delivering her first child, a baby girl,…

Cooling Caps May Reduce Chemo Hair LossBriefs

Cooling Caps May Reduce Chemo Hair Loss

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy face the distressing prospect of losing their hair. But cold cap therapy can reduce hair loss…

Making a DifferenceCharities

Making a Difference

Community groups take action to stop gun violence Guns are the worst thing that ever happened to black people,” says…

The Science of AddictionFeatures

The Science of Addiction

Drugs, the brain and how to fix the cycle of substance abuse Taylor was a 14-year-old high school freshman when…

Bike Prosthetic Gives a Ticket to RideBriefs

Bike Prosthetic Gives a Ticket to Ride

For most kids, riding a bike around the neighborhood with your pals is a rite of passage. For 12-year-old Tim…

Electrical Stimulation for EpilepsyBriefs

Electrical Stimulation for Epilepsy

Some seizure sufferers who haven’t found relief from their anti-seizure medications or other therapies may benefit from innovative devices that…

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke RehabilitationBriefs

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke Rehabilitation

An innovative device worn on the throat offers exciting possibilities in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. The device, developed in…

When Swimmers SinkFamily Health

When Swimmers Sink

The decline in male sperm count and quality Take a closer look at a man’s sperm cells and you’ll learn…

Teenage BreakdownFeatures

Teenage Breakdown

The rise in mental health issues and what parents can do Fifteen-year-old Evan Wilson likes to play video games, draw…

Calming Effects of CBDBriefs

Calming Effects of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD), cultivated from the cannabis plant, is being used to relieve anxiety and promote holistic well-being, offering therapeutic effects…

Is It Appropriate to Share Health Information on Social Media?Briefs

Is It Appropriate to Share Health Information on Social Media?

Social media is widely used for exchanging news, photos and opinions. But today, it’s also being used by patients to…