Take a Deep Breath: Making Risk-Based Decisions in the Coronavirus EraAffiliate

Take a Deep Breath: Making Risk-Based Decisions in the Coronavirus Era

Just last week, it seemed okay to have lunch out or maybe meet up with friends for a game of…

Sensory-Friendly EventsCharities

Sensory-Friendly Events

Chicago theaters and museums set the scene for families with special needs Chicago has a wealth of cultural opportunities, but…

Being Aware of Parkinson’s DrugsFeatures

Being Aware of Parkinson’s Drugs

There is a long list of drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease, and many people take a mix of medications to…

Putting Treatments into MotionFeatures

Putting Treatments into Motion

Parkinson’s disease — a progressive movement disorder — has no cure, but better treatments are giving more hope If you…

Aiding People with Alzheimer’s Through the ArtsFeatures

Aiding People with Alzheimer’s Through the Arts

While people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia gradually lose the ability to speak and to remember, the…

Communicating with People with Memory LossFeatures

Communicating with People with Memory Loss

Lessons Lynn Roberts learned while caring for her mother When interacting with someone with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be helpful…

Stolen MemoriesFeatures

Stolen Memories

The losses of Alzheimer’s disease mount for patients and their families Lynn Roberts first noticed her mother’s memory issues in…

What it’s Like to Live with DementiaFeatures

What it’s Like to Live with Dementia

Chicago resident Tom Doyle shares with us what living with dementia is like for him. Here are his words, as…

7 Foundations for a Healthy BrainFeatures

7 Foundations for a Healthy Brain

While growing older can bring maturity and wisdom, it can also bring a decline in our cognitive abilities, like memory,…

How Different Types of Dementia Affect the BrainFeatures

How Different Types of Dementia Affect the Brain

Restituto Miranda Sr. occasionally reminisced about driving a taxicab, working in an office supplies store and riding his motorcycle. But…

Dealing with DementiaFeatures

Dealing with Dementia

Types of memory loss vary, but the effects can be profound Rosemary Pagura of Elk Grove Village and her friends…

Eliminating the Fear FactorMen's Health

Eliminating the Fear Factor

Testicular cancer’s high cure rates turn panic into promise Testicular cancer rarely makes the headlines. Because so few men are…

Hidden Hormonal DisorderWomen's Health

Hidden Hormonal Disorder

Polycystic ovary syndrome’s far-ranging impacts on women’s health Back in 2013, Danni Allen, a native of Mundelein, shed 121 pounds…

Back on TrackPediatrics

Back on Track

Treatments for scoliosis help adolescents at a tender time A diagnosis of scoliosis can throw a child a curveball. Typically,…

Smart Stats Brain – By the NumbersBriefs

Smart Stats Brain – By the Numbers

By Katie Scarlett BrandtAn award-winning journalist, Katie has written for Chicago Health since 2016 and currently serves as Associate Editor…

Can Smartphones Detect Signs of Dementia?Briefs

Can Smartphones Detect Signs of Dementia?

Smartphones and watches have proven themselves in the health world. They can track sleep quality, heart rate and even the…

Sharing the Healing Power of MusicBriefs

Sharing the Healing Power of Music

If music heals the soul, then patients at some Chicago hospitals are in luck. Award-winning nonprofit Sharing Notes organizes volunteer…

Moving Your Mind to Combat AnxietyBriefs

Moving Your Mind to Combat Anxiety

Physical exercise is a great stress-reliever, and teens these days are under a lot of stress. So when two Evanston…

SuperBetter Game Aims to Decrease DepressionBriefs

SuperBetter Game Aims to Decrease Depression

One in 13 people globally suffers from anxiety, the World Health Organization reports. While some video games and apps can…

Hope for  Huntington’s  Disease?Briefs

Hope for Huntington’s Disease?

A progressive and fatal neurological disease, Huntington’s disease affects the entire brain. It’s “a constellation of three types of issues:…