Sneezing Season

Allergies may be here to stay, but they can be kept in control Following a pretty brutal winter and a…

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Know What to Ask

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Questions compiled by Eve Becker as suggested to her by Dr. Gregory Dumanian and Dr. David Song   • Are…

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor Know What to Ask

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Reducing the inflammation and painful, swollen, tender joints in rheumatoid arthritis not only gives much greater comfort but also reduces…

Sleep Apnea: Questions to Ask Your Doctor Know What to Ask

Sleep Apnea: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Questions compiled by Eve Becker as told to her by Dr. Babak Mokhlesi and Dr. James Wyatt • Are you…

When Help Is Needed Aging

When Help Is Needed

Assisted living offers much more than care—it offers a life When Chicagoan Laura Kimmel started looking at retirement communities in…

Restoring the Human Form In The Know

Restoring the Human Form

Reconstructive plastic surgery heals…and beautifies Look beyond the full lips, smooth skin and straight nose. Plastic surgery is about more…

The Long Road Back In The Know

The Long Road Back

Much of you is required to rehabilitate after a stroke Life is unpredictable. Most of us go about our days…

Great Pains Arthritis

Great Pains

The key to living with arthritis is good pain management Each year, 27 million Americans suffer from the chronic disease,…

Magnetic Nurses Business of Healthcare

Magnetic Nurses

How the Magnet Recognition Program for nurses affects your hospital When we think about what makes for a great hospital,…

Know Your Stats Family Health

Know Your Stats

Men can do well in dealing with prostate cancer Most men can rattle off all sorts of statistics about sports;…

Heartful Cardiology

Heartful

Finding top cardiac hospitals is no longer a guessing game When shopping for the best heart hospital for you and…

The Brain at War In The Know

The Brain at War

A Cure for Chronic Migraine Pain May Only be a Decade Away The word migraine comes from the Greek words…

Health Mastery Columns

Health Mastery

Hippocrates said, “I would rather know the person with the disease than the disease the person has.” Let me know…

Critical Questions: Infertility

New techniques have been developed to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa, founder and director…

Hip and Knee Replacement: Questions To Ask Your Doctor Know What to Ask

Hip and Knee Replacement: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person’s Guide to Taking Charge, a book co-authored by Dr. S. David…

Smart Testing: Health Screenings for Women Family Health

Smart Testing: Health Screenings for Women

Yes, yes. You know you’re overdue for your annual physical. And when was the last time you visited your dentist?…

The Anatomy of Health: An Integrative Approach to Wellness Alternative Medicine

The Anatomy of Health: An Integrative Approach to Wellness

When I was in my very active 20s—dancing, biking, hiking—I had severe back and hip pain. I was studying for…

Inside Infertility Family Health

Inside Infertility

Every year, nearly seven million couples deal with the heartbreak of infertility. Rather than enduring it alone, most seek the…

Critical Choices: Which Hospital and Physician is Best for You? Briefs

Critical Choices: Which Hospital and Physician is Best for You?

When you want to buy a car, you can test-drive a variety of vehicles before you make your choice. When…

Out of Joint: Hip and Knee Replacement In The Know

Out of Joint: Hip and Knee Replacement

Joint stiffness and pain, particularly in the hip and knee, can have a serious impact on a sufferer’s quality of…

Knowing the Signs: Identifying Ovarian Cancer Cancer

Knowing the Signs: Identifying Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of a few diseases known as a “silent killer” because it lacks specific, concrete symptoms. But…

The Invisible Killer: Lung Cancer Revealed Cancer

The Invisible Killer: Lung Cancer Revealed

The pink ribbon that represents the fight against breast cancer is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols. But can…

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis: Questions To Ask Your Doctor Briefs

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Pauline Camacho, director of the Loyola University Health System Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center, encourages patients to approach…

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Diane Yamada, principal investigator at the University of Chicago for the Gynecologic Oncology Group, encourages ovarian cancer patients to…

Diagnosed with Lung Cancer: Questions To Ask Your Doctor Briefs

Diagnosed with Lung Cancer: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Malcolm DeCamp, professor and chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, encourages…

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor Know What to Ask

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Breast cancer treatment is a partnership between the patient and several types of doctors. Patients should first make sure that…

Smart Testing: Health Screenings for Men Know What to Ask

Smart Testing: Health Screenings for Men

All right, guys, let’s be honest. Where does scheduling an annual physical exam rank in its level of importance? If…

Think Pink: Innovations and Advancements in Breast Health Cancer

Think Pink: Innovations and Advancements in Breast Health

Breast cancer and fear go hand in hand. Both the disease and its treatment can be frightening and overwhelming. But…

Bone Deep: All About Osteoporosis In The Know

Bone Deep: All About Osteoporosis

It’s all too easy to take our bones for granted. Day to day, they feel so strong and permanent, but…

At Your Service: Perspectives on Concierge Medicine Business of Healthcare

At Your Service: Perspectives on Concierge Medicine

In the great healthcare debate, the loudest argument seems to be about the “haves” and the “have-nots”—about who can afford…