Magic Medicine?Mental Health

Magic Medicine?

Patients are turning to ketamine and other psychoactive drugs for mental health treatment Sarah Jones, a 42-year-old stay-at-home mom in…

Advances in RadiationCancer

Advances in Radiation

Targeted, pinpointed treatments may mean better control and fewer side effects Radiation therapy is a standard treatment for many types…

Keeping the BeatCardiology

Keeping the Beat

Understanding the irregular patterns of heart arrhythmia Charlie Hildestad didn’t feel well during a preseason run with other members of…

Prepping to Stop HIVImmunology

Prepping to Stop HIV

With new medications and better support, the epidemic could be nearing its end Twenty-nine-year-old Terence Steward II oozes potential and…

Riding the Waves of MSNeurology

Riding the Waves of MS

Advancements in multiple sclerosis treatments are catching up but can’t cure or prevent the disease In 2001, Nicolette Fendon was…

Male Menopause?Men's Health

Male Menopause?

Andropause — a gradual decrease in testosterone — can affect men over 40 As a man reaches his 40s and beyond,…

Data Meets DrugsFeatures

Data Meets Drugs

New discoveries are changing the ways medicines are developed and tested At the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular…

The Importance of MentorshipCharities

The Importance of Mentorship

Friends of the Children and Doors Open Dishes show the power of partnering up Kenyetta Curtis remembers when her 8-year-old…

Ditching Dairy Milk?Nutrition

Ditching Dairy Milk?

Plant-based beverages are a hot trend that’s here to stay So, you want an alternative to dairy milk? You’re not…

Roasted Cauliflower is the Veggie You Need NowRecipes

Roasted Cauliflower is the Veggie You Need Now

Your mother was right: Eating your veggies — especially cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower — is good for your health. For…

What Are You Weighting For?Fitness

What Are You Weighting For?

A basic strength routine can change your life Above photo Terrence Terrell, personal trainer. Photo by James Foster   Strength…

The Battle WithinFeatures

The Battle Within

After decades of war, an increasing number of veterans are facing PTSD Heather Yang didn’t enroll in the Army reserves…

Healthcare Outside of the HospitalFeatures

Healthcare Outside of the Hospital

3 remote monitoring devices are transforming how we track health Sometimes the most innovative medical breakthroughs come in the smallest…

Regenerating HealthFeatures

Regenerating Health

What can stem cell and platelet-rich plasma treatments do for you? What if you could put your own body to…

Advocating for Better CareAccess to Care

Advocating for Better Care

Leveraging your resources when a loved one is in the hospital I’ll never forget the night of January 20, 2019.…

Bioprinting BonesOrthopedics

Bioprinting Bones

3D printing could be the answer to better replacements In 2017, Deborah Stoneburner was driving back from the Illinois State Fair in…

Vax FactsPediatrics

Vax Facts

As vaccination rates decline, old diseases are making a sharp comeback In less than two decades, the rate of unvaccinated…

Geriatric Emergency Departments Offer Specialized CareBriefs

Geriatric Emergency Departments Offer Specialized Care

As baby boomers reach their golden years, an increasing number are arriving in emergency rooms in need of urgent care.…

“Where’s My Mammogram?”Briefs

“Where’s My Mammogram?”

Women over 40 are heeding the advice of their physicians and getting regular mammograms. In 2015, 65% said they’d had a…

Need Medical Equipment? A Lending Closet Can HelpBriefs

Need Medical Equipment? A Lending Closet Can Help

People often donate clothes or books they no longer need so others can use them, so why not donate durable…

During Cancer Treatment,  Feel More Like YouBriefs

During Cancer Treatment, Feel More Like You

Cancer treatment is tough enough. On top of it, some of the visible side effects — hair loss, dry skin,…

The Cool DadReasonable Hypochondria

The Cool Dad

I like to think of myself as a man of action. Drop me in any situation that needs some doing or…

Beating  the OddsWomen's Health

Beating the Odds

Thanks to new treatments, many women are living longer with ovarian cancer Aurora native Deanna Caudill, 46, was shocked to…

Can Achieving Well-being Be as Easy as Brushing Your Teeth?Health Mastery

Can Achieving Well-being Be as Easy as Brushing Your Teeth?

If you knew that your daily thoughts and actions directly impacted brain circuitry and cells that influence your well-being, would…