Reckoning with Racial TraumaFeatures

Reckoning with Racial Trauma

Bias, discrimination, and abuse are culminating in a heightened sense of stress Every Sunday afternoon for more than a year,…

Beyond Covid-19Cancer

Beyond Covid-19

mRNA vaccines get ready for their next act: fighting cancer When you look at the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic in…

Time is BrainFeatures

Time is Brain

When treating stroke, every minute counts. Local hospitals are speeding up access Andy Streiter, 49, a Chicago executive and father…

Slow Down and Rest, for Your Best Life and for HumanityColumns

Slow Down and Rest, for Your Best Life and for Humanity

“You need a nap,” was a phrase my mother impatiently slapped at us as kids, which meant (or felt like…

In Appreciation of Us AllColumns

In Appreciation of Us All

“I appreciate you,” my friend Joan Gordon often said. Well, Joan wasn’t just my friend. She was our friend, here…

Recovery Without OpioidsIn The Know

Recovery Without Opioids

Orthopedic specialists look to control pain without dangerous drugs Naperville resident Steve Bruebach found himself in a quandary as he…

Gender-Affirming SurgeryAccess to Care

Gender-Affirming Surgery

For transgender people in Illinois, solid access to healthcare offers relief Thirty years ago, when he was just 3 years…

The Skin You’re InDermatology

The Skin You’re In

A lack of representation in dermatology is impacting people of color Whether for acne, hives, or psoriasis, millions of Americans…

Advocating to Fight ALSIn The Know

Advocating to Fight ALS

Families and researchers press for new treatments Tim Paust loved life. At work, he was an aircraft maintenance manager for…

‘Zombie’ Brain Cells Keep on Kicking After DeathBriefs

‘Zombie’ Brain Cells Keep on Kicking After Death

While some brain cells disintegrate moments after we die, others actually grow, report researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago. The findings,…

A Robust Blend: Coffee and HopeBriefs

A Robust Blend: Coffee and Hope

When patrons at the Sip of Hope Community Coffee Bar order a cup of coffee, they get a signature blend:…

The Army at UChicagoUncategorized

The Army at UChicago

In a tactical maneuver, active-duty Army medical personnel are now embedded at the University of Chicago Medicine. They’re stationed not…

Book BeatBriefs

Book Beat

We asked local physicians for their health-related book recommendations. Here’s what they said:   The Mind-Gut Connection By Emeran Mayer,…

Men and Mental HealthMen's Health

Men and Mental Health

More men are seeking help, but roadblocks to treatment remain Through college, graduate school, and into an active and successful…

Drinking AgeFamily Health

Drinking Age

With the pandemic and an increase in wine culture, more women are drinking — to excessive levels Women drink. A…

Death with DignityAging

Death with Dignity

Illinois groups push for medical aid in dying as an option for people with terminal illness When we imagine the…

Isolation’s ImpactsPediatrics

Isolation’s Impacts

Helping kids cope with the pandemic’s emotional and behavioral legacy Before the pandemic, Patrick DeFors brought his children, then ages…

The New Normal?Features

The New Normal?

5 mental health lessons from the pandemic  1. Make changes, but go slow “As we move into a new normal,…

Same-Day Brain SurgeryBriefs

Same-Day Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is highly complex. But now, some people may be able to have brain surgery and go home the…

Hot StuffLifestyle

Hot Stuff

Pungent chili peppers can boost metabolism, providing health benefits Carolina Reaper. Komodo Dragon. Devil’s Tongue Red. These are some of…

So Good, It’s ScaryLifestyle

So Good, It’s Scary

Chock-full of nutrition, pumpkin is the basis for favorite fall treats Pumpkin doesn’t only make attractive jack-o’-lanterns; it’s a fruit (and yes, as…

Battling Belly FatFitness

Battling Belly Fat

Trim the flab with at-home ab exercises If gym closings, added stress, and pandemic paralysis caused you to gain weight this…

Creating AccessUncategorized

Creating Access

Organizations provide equipment and leadership development, promoting independence and power We hold on to household items for various reasons. We…

Black Minds MatterFeatures

Black Minds Matter

What will it take to address the city’s racial disparities in mental health care?  Horace Washington Howard rides the bus…

Graphic MedicineFeatures

Graphic Medicine

Cartoons use their visual power to promote healing and acceptance M.K. Czerwiec, RN, was a brand-new nurse, still in nursing…

Covid PsychosisFeatures

Covid Psychosis

Condition can cause serious, but temporary, psychotic episodes Ben Price, 48, from Morris, Illinois, was a loving husband, father, and a…

Restarting After Covid-19Features

Restarting After Covid-19

Woodridge residents Bob and Gloria Pluta have spent the majority of their 44-year marriage scrunched into suburbia, surrounded by neighbors,…