Three questions your doctor will ask about your aching jointsAffiliate

Three questions your doctor will ask about your aching joints

Over the years, a lot of people have come to see me about an aching knee, back, shoulder or other…

The Perils of PainFeatures

The Perils of Pain

Searching for new solutions to chronic suffering Pain — ongoing, chronic pain that plagues us day after day — can…

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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with a terminal cancer that is seldom understood Chicagoan Shannon Collins was in for a shock. At age 26,…

Memory Cafes Provide Activities for Alzheimer’sBriefs

Memory Cafes Provide Activities for Alzheimer’s

At the Chicago Memory Café, a group of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, along with their caregivers,…

Long-Lasting Hiccups More Common than Thought

Everyone knows that uncomfortable, annoying gasp of air known as the hiccup. But can you imagine having hiccups indefinitely? Physicians…

Fighting Cancer and Food InsecurityBriefs

Fighting Cancer and Food Insecurity

All cancer patients should have access to the healthy food needed to nourish and heal their bodies. That’s why Advocate…

Suicide WatchBriefs

Suicide Watch

Know the Warning Signs in Older Adults A recent study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging revealed a shocking…

Robot Improves  Lung Cancer DetectionBriefs

Robot Improves Lung Cancer Detection

Lung cancer, generally asymptomatic in its early stages, is often not discovered until it’s more advanced. But a new robotic…

Relieving Pain with Watsu Water TherapyBriefs

Relieving Pain with Watsu Water Therapy

Those looking to relieve stress and pain might test the water with Watsu, a form of water therapy. In a…

Myth vs FactBriefs

Myth vs Fact

Mosquitoes and ticks are most active during spring and summer, bringing with them not just a propensity for bites, but…

To CBD or  Not to CBDFeatures

To CBD or Not to CBD

You don’t have to look hard to find lotions and potions, patches and tinctures, lip balm and gummies infused with…

Pain Goes to PotFeatures

Pain Goes to Pot

Does medical marijuana deliver on its pain-relieving promises? Every day, Samantha is in pain. Her elbows and knees feel inflamed.…

Pain and Mental HealthFeatures

Pain and Mental Health

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

Alternative Approaches to Pain ManagementFeatures

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 PainFeatures

Controlling Chronic Pain

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

Countering the Stigma of Mental Health in Chicago’s Immigrant CommunitiesLatest 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.…

Does drinking diet soda raise the risk of a stroke?Affiliate

Does drinking diet soda raise the risk of a stroke?

For diet soda fans, recent news reports linking these popular drinks to higher risk of stroke may have been alarming.…

4 Things You Need to Know About Opioids for Pain ManagementBusiness of Healthcare

4 Things You Need to Know About Opioids for Pain Management

In the wake of the opioid addiction crisis, physicians have been cutting back on prescribing opioids for pain relief.  But…

How to Outsmart Your AppetiteAffiliate

How to Outsmart Your Appetite

You work out regularly and watch what you eat. So why do you have to lie down to button your…

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent FastingLatest News

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

About two years ago, Michael Saraceno decided he wanted to lose weight. He was nearing 275 pounds and was planning…

Unexplained abdominal pain could be a pinched nerveAffiliate

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…

Friends Can Help Your HealthLatest 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…

How to Support Your Partner in the Age of #MeTooLatest News

How to Support Your Partner in the Age of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has helped to empower countless victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence. But after hearing all of…

Five diet rules for a healthy heartAffiliate

Five diet rules for a healthy heart

Heart disease may be the leading cause of death for Americans, but here’s a heartening statistic: About half of heart-disease…

Youth Concussion Guidelines Nix Unnecessary CT ScansLatest News

Youth Concussion Guidelines Nix Unnecessary CT Scans

During a scrimmage for high school soccer tryouts, right freshman defenseman Andrew Devendorf and a teammate jumped to head a…

More Mental Health Services Needed for Homeless LGBTQ YouthIn 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…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Not Responding to Initial Treatments May Require SurgeryAffiliate

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Not Responding to Initial Treatments May Require Surgery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have carpal tunnel syndrome that used to bother me only at night. Wearing a splint helped,…

Disease That Causes Glaucoma in Children Tied to Genetic MutationPediatrics

Disease That Causes Glaucoma in Children Tied to Genetic Mutation

Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) scientists have identified a gene that causes severe glaucoma in children. The finding…

Fertility and Diet: Is There a Connection?Affiliate

Fertility and Diet: Is There a Connection?

Harvard Health Blog Here are some headlines on fertility and diet that caught our attention: The ultimate fertility diet: We…

Do You Have a Case of Cyberchondria?Briefs

Do You Have a Case of Cyberchondria?

In the old days, if you had a symptom that didn’t go away, you’d call your doctor. Today, many people…

Injury-Prevention Tips from Joffrey Dancers Help Recreational AthletesFamily Health

Injury-Prevention Tips from Joffrey Dancers Help Recreational Athletes

Professional dancers, like professional athletes, are subject to injury because of the constant stress they put on their bodies. And…

Migraine Linked to a Usually Harmless Heart DefectAffiliate

Migraine Linked to a Usually Harmless Heart Defect

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I recently had an echocardiogram that showed I have a hole between…

Trim Pesticide Residues in ProduceAffiliate

Trim Pesticide Residues in Produce

It’s time to tune into the Dirty Dozen, based on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) analysis of USDA tests on…

Shining the Light on Plant ProteinsAffiliate

Shining the Light on Plant Proteins

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter More and more people are putting plant proteins — beans, lentils, peas, soyfoods, nuts, seeds and whole…

Chondroitin and Melanoma: How Worried Should You Be?Affiliate

Chondroitin and Melanoma: How Worried Should You Be?

Harvard Health Blog Chondroitin sulfate is among the most popular supplements in the world. It’s often taken in combination with…

The Bacterial Horror of Hot-Air Hand DryersAffiliate

The Bacterial Horror of Hot-Air Hand Dryers

Harvard Health Blog If you’re the kind of person who avoids public bathrooms at all costs, you may feel validated,…

Family Separation at the Border Can Cause Long-Term TraumaFeatures

Family Separation at the Border Can Cause Long-Term Trauma

Ripped apart. That’s one way to describe what’s happened to families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Traumatized. That’s one…

Changing the Conversation About Mental HealthFeatures

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…

Facing Fears with Virtual Reality TherapyFeatures

Facing Fears with Virtual Reality Therapy

You’re on an airplane in the middle of a storm, lightning flashing outside the window, your seat rocking. “I’m scared,”…

No More Pain. Period.Family Health

No More Pain. Period.

Helping women with endometriosis find relief Endometriosis is a women’s health issue that has long remained in the shadows. Even…

Treating DepressionFeatures

Treating Depression

From telehealth to magnetic stimulation, innovative therapies provide alternatives At the end of the 19th century, it wasn’t uncommon for…

Healing the HurtFeatures

Healing the Hurt

Chicago programs help young victims of trauma find their way forward “What happened to you?” Asking troubled children that question…

Managing the Highs and LowsFamily Health

Managing the Highs and Lows

Families ride the roller-coaster of type 1 diabetes Managing type 1 diabetes is not easy — especially for kids. With…

Breaking Down BarriersFeatures

Breaking Down Barriers

Fighting against the stigma of mental illness and advocating for parity Moments after delivering her first child, a baby girl,…

Cooling Caps May Reduce Chemo Hair LossBriefs

Cooling Caps May Reduce Chemo Hair Loss

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy face the distressing prospect of losing their hair. But cold cap therapy can reduce hair loss…

Making a DifferenceCharities

Making a Difference

Community groups take action to stop gun violence Guns are the worst thing that ever happened to black people,” says…

The Science of AddictionFeatures

The Science of Addiction

Drugs, the brain and how to fix the cycle of substance abuse Taylor was a 14-year-old high school freshman when…

Bike Prosthetic Gives a Ticket to RideBriefs

Bike Prosthetic Gives a Ticket to Ride

For most kids, riding a bike around the neighborhood with your pals is a rite of passage. For 12-year-old Tim…

Electrical Stimulation for EpilepsyBriefs

Electrical Stimulation for Epilepsy

Some seizure sufferers who haven’t found relief from their anti-seizure medications or other therapies may benefit from innovative devices that…

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke RehabilitationBriefs

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke Rehabilitation

An innovative device worn on the throat offers exciting possibilities in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. The device, developed in…