It’s Never Too Late to Make Yourself Superhuman or, at Least, Healthy Columns

It’s Never Too Late to Make Yourself Superhuman or, at Least, Healthy

It’s a fight against time — our age versus our health. Getting old ain’t for the weak. It is for…

Bringing the Wild In Columns

Bringing the Wild In

I recently was contemplating the title of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers’ new book Bewilderment. Do you see it? Be…

Ask the Doc Ask The Doc

Ask the Doc

Your embarrassing questions answered! By Nicole E. Williams, MD Q: Why is my vagina so itchy? A: Vaginal itching is more common…

Understanding Seizures In The Know

Understanding Seizures

New treatments give hope to people with epilepsy When Chicagoan Bobbi Packer, an interior designer and architect, started having episodes…

Multiple Myeloma Cancer

Multiple Myeloma

Advancements improve outlook for people with blood cancer affecting the bone marrow Human resources manager Valarie Traynham was standing in…

Millennial Movement In The Know

Millennial Movement

Despite a tendency to put off healthcare, younger generations can benefit from addressing joint pain now As a former high…

ADHD & Adults In The Know

ADHD & Adults

As diagnoses skyrocket, adults with attention disorders learn to cope Kristiana Jorge calls her North Side home “ADHD friendly.” She…

Silent Scarring Gastroenterology

Silent Scarring

Controlling fatty liver disease starts with losing weight Danielle Dawson, 44, was shocked to learn in July 2020 that she…

Tough Transplants Features

Tough Transplants

Covid-19 has caused a dramatic shift in organ transplants, with rising demand and more complex surgeries — all to prolong…

Stretch Yourself Fitness

Stretch Yourself

Regular stretching improves flexibility and minimizes injuries If stretching is one of the good-for-you habits that you know you’re “supposed” to do…

Go for Yogurt Lifestyle

Go for Yogurt

Packed with probiotics and protein, yogurt is a stealth star in recipes Packed with protein, naturally low in sugar, and full of probiotic goodness,…

Not Too Sweet Lifestyle

Not Too Sweet

Eating excess sugar may be linked to cancer, arthritis, and other ills Not all is sweet about sugar. Sugar —…

Advancements in Orthopedic Surgery Sponsored Content

Advancements in Orthopedic Surgery

Whether stemming from a disease or an injury, many of us have orthopedic conditions that affect our joints, bones, and…

Anthony A. Romeo, MD Physician Profiles

Anthony A. Romeo, MD

At the Center for Reproductive Care, our mission is to provide you the best opportunity to create the family you…

Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’ Affiliate

Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’

Most all of us have felt the exhaustion of pandemic-era decision-making. Should I travel to see an elderly relative? Can…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: What is the Best Diet for Hypothyroidism? Affiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: What is the Best Diet for Hypothyroidism?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been getting conflicting information what I should eat and…

6 Reasons Spring Is the Best Time of Year to Lose Weight

You’ve heard the expression timing is everything, right? That’s never truer than when it comes to losing weight. And with…

Helping Sick Kids Get Their Magic Back Briefs

Helping Sick Kids Get Their Magic Back

There’s magic in the air in Chicago. Open Heart Magic, a local nonprofit organization, brings interactive bedside magic to children…

Immersive Therapy Charities

Immersive Therapy

By Megy KarydesMegy Karydes’ specialties include health, food, architecture and social justice. She’s an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

The Need for Screening Family Health

The Need for Screening

While men may be reluctant to see the doctor, they should consider these important preventive tests How do you think…

Sunscreens at a Glance Briefs

Sunscreens at a Glance

When it comes to preventing skin cancer, sunscreen is essential. There are two main types of sunscreen — chemical and…

Creating Friendship and Combating Isolation Briefs

Creating Friendship and Combating Isolation

Friendship is essential for all of us. But during the pandemic, children with intellectual disabilities have needed friends more than…

Over-the-Counter Birth Control Briefs

Over-the-Counter Birth Control

People in Illinois can now access birth control via a consultation with a trained pharmacist, rather than a prescription from…

Menstrual Health Equity Briefs

Menstrual Health Equity

Being unable to access menstrual products takes a mental and physical toll on students, says Em Rabelais, PhD, RN, a…

Drifting Away Family Health

Drifting Away

If your child dislikes reading, vision convergence insufficiency could be to blame When a child dislikes reading, parents may brush…

‘Oh, My Aging Feet’ Uncategorized

‘Oh, My Aging Feet’

Addressing foot problems in older adults  Our feet take a pounding every day. But for many older adults, aging feet…

The Power of Prevention Features

The Power of Prevention

When it comes to our health, we tend to treat disease instead of warding it off in the first place. …

Food as Medicine Features

Food as Medicine

Chicago groups find creative ways to provide fresh food and build healthy communities On an unseasonably warm December morning, volunteers…

How to Be Heart Smart Features

How to Be Heart Smart

Give your heart a head start by knowing — and reducing — your risks Preventive medical advice sometimes feels like…

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Features

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Making lifestyle changes now can help stop or reverse the disorder It was a few weeks before Christmas 2019, and…

Weight-Loss Success Features

Weight-Loss Success

Initiatives  — whether surgery, medication, or diet — help people conquer obesity and improve their health Weight loss is a…

Breathing Easy Features

Breathing Easy

Preventing asthma starts by understanding triggers and, perhaps, by changing the way we eat A few months ago, I discovered…

Preventing Overdose Deaths Features

Preventing Overdose Deaths

Now, more medications treat opioid use disorder Drug-related deaths hit an all-time high in the United States recently, with most…

Eliminating Cervical Cancer Briefs

Eliminating Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer in Chicago occurs 39% more often and has a 60% higher death rate than the national average, according…

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body Briefs

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Everyone knows that brushing your teeth prevents cavities and tooth decay. But many people don’t realize dental care is an…

Genetic Testing Informs Medical Choices Briefs

Genetic Testing Informs Medical Choices

Genetic testing for everything from rare disorders to common cancers empowers people to make informed medical decisions — possibly preventing…