Anti-Inflammatory Eating Nutrition

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…

Easy Tips for Anti-Inflammatory Eating Nutrition

Easy Tips for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

What do a new restaurant in River North, the anti-inflammatory diet and a Harvard-trained holistic health expert have to do…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Treating Migraines, Cluster Headache Affiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Treating Migraines, Cluster Headache

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between a cluster headache and a migraine? Is there a way to treat severe…

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Anxiety Affiliate

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Anxiety

One-third of Americans will experience prolonged anxiety at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental…

Eating to fight peptic ulcers Affiliate

Eating to fight peptic ulcers

People used to say stomach ulcers were caused by too much stress or spicy food, and the best thing to…

Eating for Diverticulosis Affiliate

Eating for Diverticulosis

Environmental Nutrition  By Marsha McCulloch, M.S., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Your odds of diverticulosis increase with age — it affects…

Eating to ease arthritis pain Affiliate

Eating to ease arthritis pain

By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter More than 50 million Americans — one in five adults — have…

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating Lifestyle

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

By Megy Karydes “There are many ways to kick-start healthy eating,” says Kim Gracen, executive chef, Heartland Café in Chicago’s…

Repeat Performance Bone & Joint

Repeat Performance

The medical consequences of gaming and esports The call of Call of Duty — a top-selling (400 million copies worldwide),…

Managing Pain in Orthopedics Sponsored Content

Managing Pain in Orthopedics

People tend to seek orthopedic care for one root reason: They’re experiencing pain. Whether from an acute sports injury or…

Expert Perspective: Fertility and You Fertility

Expert Perspective: Fertility and You

If you want to start a family but experience obstacles in your reproductive health, a lot can feel beyond your…

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…

Deep Freeze: Does Whole-Body Cryotherapy Benefit Muscle Recovery? Alternative Medicine

Deep Freeze: Does Whole-Body Cryotherapy Benefit Muscle Recovery?

As we know all too well, it can get pretty cold in Chicago. But some Chicagoans seek even colder temperatures,…

Recovery Without Opioids In 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…

Hot Stuff Lifestyle

Hot Stuff

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

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Understanding ‘Golfer’s Elbow’ Affiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Understanding ‘Golfer’s Elbow’

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a month ago, I began experiencing pain in my elbow. I experience this almost constantly, but…

7 Lifestyle Habits to Prevent and Treat Peptic Ulcers Gastroenterology

7 Lifestyle Habits to Prevent and Treat Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers come with some key telltale signs — and they’re not very pleasant. Upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, vomiting,…

The Wide World of Mushrooms Affiliate

The Wide World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been consumed and used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks believed mushrooms provided strength…

Olive Oil or Coconut Oil: Which Is Worthy of Kitchen-Staple Status? Affiliate

Olive Oil or Coconut Oil: Which Is Worthy of Kitchen-Staple Status?

Coconut oil has developed a cult-like following in recent years, with proponents touting benefits ranging from body fat reduction to…

12 Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges Affiliate

12 Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges

If you chug a glass of orange juice every time you start sniffling, you may be onto something. Though studies…

Can Food Fight Cancer? Lifestyle

Can Food Fight Cancer?

Reduce your risk with these healthy eating practices What we eat, as well as how often we exercise, can affect…

Cancer-Fighting Pantry Lifestyle

Cancer-Fighting Pantry

Stock these healthy staples in your kitchen Numerous studies show the link between unhealthy eating and cancer. About 18% of cancers…

5 Steps to Solve the Complex Eczema Puzzle Dermatology

5 Steps to Solve the Complex Eczema Puzzle

It’s winter in Chicago, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re indoors more than ever. This spells trouble for skin.…

Eat to Glow: Skin Health Starts with Diet Affiliate

Eat to Glow: Skin Health Starts with Diet

The old axiom “you are what you eat” holds true. What we eat can play a huge role in the…

Spotlight on Supplements: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) Affiliate

Spotlight on Supplements: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Lipoic acid, often called alpha-lipoic acid or a-lipoic acid (ALA), is a naturally occurring compound that is synthesized by plants,…

Plants as Health Heroes Nutrition

Plants as Health Heroes

Add color and nutrients to your plate with whole veggies and fruits There’s no doubt that what you eat and…

Ask the Harvard Experts: Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen and COVID-19 Affiliate

Ask the Harvard Experts: Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen and COVID-19

Q: I usually take ibuprofen for aches or pains. Given the controversy about ibuprofen use during this coronavirus outbreak, is…

Smart Lifestyle Choices to Support Your Immune System During Coronavirus Crisis In The Know

Smart Lifestyle Choices to Support Your Immune System During Coronavirus Crisis

So much of the COVID-19 pandemic is beyond your control — all of our control — and yet it’s undoubtedly…

Dealing with Dementia Features

Dealing with Dementia

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

Brain-Friendly Fats Nutrition

Brain-Friendly Fats

There’s nothing fishy about omega-3 fatty acids Dietary fat is in fashion — and the type of fat you eat matters, especially for…

NSAIDs: How Dangerous Are They for Your Heart? Affiliate

NSAIDs: How Dangerous Are They for Your Heart?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are one of the most common medications used to treat pain and…

Springy, Zingy Melon Soup Recipes

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…

Alternative Approaches to Pain Management Features

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 Pain Features

Controlling Chronic Pain

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

Unexplained abdominal pain could be a pinched nerve Affiliate

Unexplained abdominal pain could be a pinched nerve

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts  Q: I have been struggling with a persistent pain on the right side…

The pros and cons of juicing for health Affiliate

The pros and cons of juicing for health

Juicing is often associated with “detoxing” or “cleansing,” whether for weight loss or wellness. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines…

Living Well With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Latest News

Living Well With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

In a woman’s ideal world, hormones are balanced, menstrual cycles are regular and fertility is not an issue. Unfortunately, that…

The beet goes on Affiliate

The beet goes on

People have been eating beetroot for its health properties since the Middle Ages. In modern times, however, it’s the liquid…

Sciatica often resolves with time and treatment Affiliate

Sciatica often resolves with time and treatment

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with sciatica. I didn’t have much pain initially,…

Four cancer myths busted Affiliate

Four cancer myths busted

Environmental Nutrition About a third of America’s most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and…

Cartilage repair, restoration becoming more common Affiliate

Cartilage repair, restoration becoming more common

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard about cartilage being used in knee joints. Last summer I was diagnosed with osteopenia,…

Eat Your Medicine Lifestyle

Eat Your Medicine

Photos by Kyle Edwards Filling a grocery cart with good foods can be as important to your overall health as filling…

Four new rules for staying hydrated Affiliate

Four new rules for staying hydrated

During the heat of summer, staying hydrated is even more important, especially if you’re exercising outdoors. While plain water should…

Turn away from neck pain Affiliate

Turn away from neck pain

Harvard Health Letters Neck pain is a nagging ailment that affects everyone at some time. In fact, approximately 80 percent…

The Western diet affects immunity Affiliate

The Western diet affects immunity

By Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter If you need one more reason to avoid the Western diet — our…

A few easy steps keep kidneys healthy Affiliate

A few easy steps keep kidneys healthy

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I recently had a blood test that showed…

Environmental Nutrition: Some ovarian problems treatable by diet Women's Health

Environmental Nutrition: Some ovarian problems treatable by diet

By Judy Thalheimer, R.D., L.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Up to one in five women of reproductive age suffers from polycystic…

Heart-safer NSAID alternatives Affiliate

Heart-safer NSAID alternatives

Harvard Health Letters In July 2015, the FDA repeated a previous warning about the heart hazards of common pain relievers…

You are what you eat: Let food be your medicine, too Affiliate

You are what you eat: Let food be your medicine, too

By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter In the 4th Century BCE, the Greek physician Hippocrates authored the famous…

Critical Questions to Ask Your Pain Specialist Know What to Ask

Critical Questions to Ask Your Pain Specialist

The following questions and answers were provided by John V. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, medical director at the Illinois Pain Institute…