The Perils of PainFeatures

The Perils of Pain

Searching for new solutions to chronic suffering Pain — ongoing, chronic pain that plagues us day after day — can…

Metastatic Breast CancerSponsored Content

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with a terminal cancer that is seldom understood Chicagoan Shannon Collins was in for a shock. At age 26,…

Skip the SaltCardiology

Skip the Salt

Reduce your sodium intake to improve heart health Recently, researchers explained that if the food industry complied with the Food and Drug…

Training Cells to AttackCancer

Training Cells to Attack

Groundbreaking CAR T-cell therapy engineers cells to target tumors In fall 2013, when psychiatrist J. Barry Rubin, DO, developed hip pain,…

Fertile GroundFertility

Fertile Ground

Opening up fertility conversations in the gender-diverse community Nestled in their Logan Square living room, Wil (pronouns: they/them/theirs), age 22,…

DNA Dos and Don’tsGenetics

DNA Dos and Don’ts

What you need to know about direct-to-consumer genetic health tests I stood in front of the bathroom sink, spitting into the…

Open WideDental

Open Wide

HPV infection may lead to oral cancer, but screening and vaccines can help Park Ridge dentist John Hagopian, DDS, was accustomed to…

Lead’s Dangerous LegacyFeatures

Lead’s Dangerous Legacy

With lead lurking in the paint, soil and water, many Chicagoans are at high risk Like a civic superhero team, three…

Strengthening Core MusclesFitness

Strengthening Core Muscles

Movement exercises combat back pain We live in a sitting culture, says Ivan Huergo, DPT, founder and clinical director of Physical…

Anti-Inflammatory EatingNutrition

Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Plant-based foods may keep inflammation at bay Inflammation is a natural part of life. It’s your body’s rescue response for…

Springy, Zingy Melon SoupRecipes

Springy, Zingy Melon Soup

Ginger and turmeric have been prized for centuries, not only for their spicy flavor when they’re added to curries, stir-fries…

Memory Cafes Provide Activities for Alzheimer’sBriefs

Memory Cafes Provide Activities for Alzheimer’s

At the Chicago Memory Café, a group of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, along with their caregivers,…

Long-Lasting Hiccups More Common than Thought

Everyone knows that uncomfortable, annoying gasp of air known as the hiccup. But can you imagine having hiccups indefinitely? Physicians…

Fighting Cancer and Food InsecurityBriefs

Fighting Cancer and Food Insecurity

All cancer patients should have access to the healthy food needed to nourish and heal their bodies. That’s why Advocate…

A Dire DiagnosisPediatrics

A Dire Diagnosis

But advancements give new hope for children with sickle cell disease Martha Strong’s son Marrion came out screaming.  “He was…

Erectile DysfunctionMen's Health

Erectile Dysfunction

Honest conversations with physicians can help men find treatment Although you may see TV ads about erectile dysfunction (ED), the…

I’ll Hold Your HandAging

I’ll Hold Your Hand

Providing peace and support through hospice care A little more than six years ago, Sandy Downs sat down with her…

A Better Life for AllCharities

A Better Life for All

GiGi’s Playhouse and Center for Enriched Living offer opportunities for achievement It’s a universal feeling: to want to belong and…

Suicide WatchBriefs

Suicide Watch

Know the Warning Signs in Older Adults A recent study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging revealed a shocking…

Robot Improves  Lung Cancer DetectionBriefs

Robot Improves Lung Cancer Detection

Lung cancer, generally asymptomatic in its early stages, is often not discovered until it’s more advanced. But a new robotic…

Relieving Pain with Watsu Water TherapyBriefs

Relieving Pain with Watsu Water Therapy

Those looking to relieve stress and pain might test the water with Watsu, a form of water therapy. In a…

Myth vs FactBriefs

Myth vs Fact

Mosquitoes and ticks are most active during spring and summer, bringing with them not just a propensity for bites, but…

To CBD or  Not to CBDFeatures

To CBD or Not to CBD

You don’t have to look hard to find lotions and potions, patches and tinctures, lip balm and gummies infused with…

Pain Goes to PotFeatures

Pain Goes to Pot

Does medical marijuana deliver on its pain-relieving promises? Every day, Samantha is in pain. Her elbows and knees feel inflamed.…

Pain and Mental HealthFeatures

Pain and Mental Health

When chronic pain strikes, depression and anxiety can follow Chronic pain is more than a physical problem. Those who suffer…

Alternative Approaches to Pain ManagementFeatures

Alternative Approaches to Pain Management

Holistic therapies and mind-body treatments can help with chronic pain Kari Wagner was walking home from the park with her…

Controlling Chronic PainFeatures

Controlling Chronic Pain

A shift in approach delivers a dose of hope Pain has always played a role in Kristen Willard’s life. She…