Moving the Needle on Mental Health Latest News

Moving the Needle on Mental Health

4 organizations offer unexpected, active approaches to mental health therapy in Chicago Sometimes a single experience can change everything, shifting…

Mental Health Concerns? There’s an App for That Latest News

Mental Health Concerns? There’s an App for That

Here’s what you need to know about therapy apps If you’ve tried to book a therapy session lately, you may…

Men and Mental Health Men'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…

Why Covid-19 Affects Kids’ Mental Health — and How You Can Help Latest News

Why Covid-19 Affects Kids’ Mental Health — and How You Can Help

While adults have been the hardest hit by Covid-19 infections, children of all ages remain vulnerable to the pandemic’s many…

Covid-19’s Toll on Mental Health Features

Covid-19’s Toll on Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic, with all of its stressors, has triggered anxiety, depression, and other disorders When Covid-19 caused businesses to…

Mental Health Hero: Kim Nowak Features

Mental Health Hero: Kim Nowak

Rogers Behavioral Health After experiencing postpartum anxiety following the birth of her second child, Kim Nowak pursued a career in…

How COVID-19 Impacts Teens’ Mental Health Pediatrics

How COVID-19 Impacts Teens’ Mental Health

Since the end of January, Isa Sanchez, a senior at Whitney Young High School, had been working on her senior…

Dance Therapy Uses Movement to Address Mental Health Latest News

Dance Therapy Uses Movement to Address Mental Health

We may dance through life, but how many of us dance through therapy? Much of our communication is nonverbal, yet…

Pain and Mental Health Features

Pain and Mental Health

When chronic pain strikes, depression and anxiety can follow Chronic pain is more than a physical problem. Those who suffer…

Countering the Stigma of Mental Health in Chicago’s Immigrant Communities Latest News

Countering the Stigma of Mental Health in Chicago’s Immigrant Communities

Even under the best of circumstances, it’s challenging for immigrants to adjust to a new life in a new country.…

More Mental Health Services Needed for Homeless LGBTQ Youth In The Know

More Mental Health Services Needed for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Cappy Lindsey catches the blue agate crystal as it falls from her necklace pendant. She bought the crystal with her…

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health Features

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Our minds are one of the most powerful things about us. Everything from our physical health to our sense of…

Choosing the right mental health provider Affiliate

Choosing the right mental health provider

When faced with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or other symptoms of the mind and brain, it can…

Pets and Health Latest News

Pets and Health

Pets give companionship, cuddles and joy – and also unavoidable stresses By Emily Hemendinger, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus…

Books Exploring the Health-Environment Link Briefs

Books Exploring the Health-Environment Link

Factors within and beyond our bodies impact our health. External factors include air quality, water quality, and access to nature.…

Trucks’ Heavy Health Footprint in Illinois Briefs

Trucks’ Heavy Health Footprint in Illinois

Transportation produces nearly a third of Illinois’s greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers have linked diesel emissions with low birth weights, respiratory…

Healthy Yards, Healthy People Climate and Health

Healthy Yards, Healthy People

Illinois looks nothing like it did 150 years ago and beyond. Only .01% of the Prairie State’s prairies remain. People,…

Healthiest Counties In The Know

Healthiest Counties

In their annual health rankings, researchers look at the factors that influence an area’s overall health, rating the healthiest counties…

Healthcare Surrogates Business of Healthcare

Healthcare Surrogates

Turning 18? Graduating high school? Make sure your medical affairs are in order with a healthcare power of attorney. Like…

Healthcare Guides Charities

Healthcare Guides

Health literacy nonprofits highlight crucial need for patient advocacy The U.S. healthcare system is daunting, and often people have to…

New Health Laws Briefs

New Health Laws

Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act – HB3739 This law upgrades Illinois’ outdated water infrastructure and protects human and…

Healthcare Workers Sound Alarm on Staffing Shortage Business of Healthcare

Healthcare Workers Sound Alarm on Staffing Shortage

Concerned healthcare workers in Illinois and Indiana are calling on The Joint Commission to add a safe staffing standard to…

Healthy-Up Your Coffee Drink Affiliate

Healthy-Up Your Coffee Drink

If you love your coffee, you’re far from alone. Most Americans enjoy their daily cuppa joe at an average of…

Assessing Pandemic Risks: How to Make Health Decisions Now Latest News

Assessing Pandemic Risks: How to Make Health Decisions Now

The coronavirus arrived like an unwelcome guest two years ago, and since then, people have grown weary of the infectious…

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…

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…

Environmental Nutrition: A Tough Pill to Swallow: Are Supplements Safe? Affiliate

Environmental Nutrition: A Tough Pill to Swallow: Are Supplements Safe?

The dietary supplement industry brings in billions of dollars each year, with an estimated 90,000 products on the market, including…

Digestive Woes? Try These 5 Easy Eating Habits for a Healthy Gut Affiliate

Digestive Woes? Try These 5 Easy Eating Habits for a Healthy Gut

A healthy gut is the foundation of overall health and wellness, regulating immune health, supporting mental well-being, and encouraging the…

8 Ways Climate Change Affects Chicagoans’ Health Allergies

8 Ways Climate Change Affects Chicagoans’ Health

The United Nations this month released a major climate change report, the first of its kind in eight years. The report…

5 Health Benefits of Almonds Affiliate

5 Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds are nutrient powerhouses. Whether consumed whole, chopped, sliced, or ground into almond flour or almond butter, this deliciously satisfying…

The Deep Freeze: Is Low-Calorie Ice Cream Healthy? Affiliate

The Deep Freeze: Is Low-Calorie Ice Cream Healthy?

When it comes to frosty treats, ice cream reigns supreme and remains one of America’s favorite desserts, whether as a…

Chicago Health’s Top 10 Stories of 2020 Features

Chicago Health’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

What a year it’s been. We looked back at Chicago Health’s most-read stories of 2020, based on the number of…

Celebrating 10 Years: Top Chicago Health Stories of Each Year Latest News

Celebrating 10 Years: Top Chicago Health Stories of Each Year

Chicago Health turned 10 this year, and while other major events took a priority over our planned celebration, we’re proud…

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…

Health Disinformation Abounds Online, with Content Created to Deceive Latest News

Health Disinformation Abounds Online, with Content Created to Deceive

One of the most viral conspiracy news stories in 2019 accused a coordinated group of physicians, federal organizations, and pharmaceutical…

Chicago’s Healthcare Heroes Features

Chicago’s Healthcare Heroes

A salute to the inspiring individuals who’ve made a difference during the Covid-19 pandemic Covid-19 may have initially shut down…

‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation Affiliate

‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

Above photo: Art Ballard, 91, is a retired jeweler in Monrovia, California, who relies on a gym — which he…

Chicago Health Writers and Designers Win 8 Prestigious Awards and Nominations Latest News

Chicago Health Writers and Designers Win 8 Prestigious Awards and Nominations

A hearty congratulations goes to Chicago Health writers and designers who have won several recent prestigious journalism awards! Chicago Health received 5…

Chicago Health’s COVID-19 Resource Guide Viruses

Chicago Health’s COVID-19 Resource Guide

With millions of people in Illinois unemployed, under lockdown and caring for loved ones, we’ve developed a list of local…

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Health and Well-Being Affiliate

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Health and Well-Being

In our culture, we expect results fast. And while it may not be possible to wake up tomorrow 10 pounds…

The Pros and Cons of Recreational Marijuana in Illinois: A Health Perspective Alternative Medicine

The Pros and Cons of Recreational Marijuana in Illinois: A Health Perspective

With recreational marijuana legal in Illinois as of January 1, people have been lining up — in some instances, down…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Fainting Spell Should Be Evaluated by Healthcare Provider Affiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Fainting Spell Should Be Evaluated by Healthcare Provider

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had a fainting spell the other day, which had never happened to me before in my…

Healthy Sports Parenting Starts with These Tips Latest News

Healthy Sports Parenting Starts with These Tips

Coach and author Sharkie Zartman remembers coaching at a youth volleyball tournament and observing a match between two very good…

Which Health Trends Are Worth the Hype? Affiliate

Which Health Trends Are Worth the Hype?

When the new Big Thing in health is, you know, healthy, we celebrate. (All hail, avocado toast on whole-wheat bread!)…

The Future of Healthcare Features

The Future of Healthcare

Chicago innovators are ushering in a new era of care and connectivity “Healthcare” and “excitement” aren’t always two words you…

4 Natural Ways to Maintain Brain Health Affiliate

4 Natural Ways to Maintain Brain Health

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I keep reading about disappointing drug trials to help prevent and treat…

Elation: A Recipe for Elevating Health? Health Mastery

Elation: A Recipe for Elevating Health?

Health is not about blood pressure, weight, sugar and cholesterol levels — those are indicators, wake-up alerts. Health is about…

Friends Can Help Your Health Latest News

Friends Can Help Your Health

Human beings have a built-in need for friendships. Friends help us through the pressures of everyday living and the havoc…

Why Persistent Anxiety Leads to Other Health Problems Affiliate

Why Persistent Anxiety Leads to Other Health Problems

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: My wife says that I worry too much and it’s bad for…