The Most Advanced Orthopedic Care Unit in Chicago Opens at Weiss Memorial Hospital Sponsored Content

The Most Advanced Orthopedic Care Unit in Chicago Opens at Weiss Memorial Hospital

It’s a historic milestone for Uptown and the surrounding communities. A new wing at Weiss Memorial Hospital is now home…

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…

Reckoning with Racial Trauma Features

Reckoning with Racial Trauma

Bias, discrimination, and abuse are culminating in a heightened sense of stress Every Sunday afternoon for more than a year,…

Beyond Covid-19 Cancer

Beyond Covid-19

mRNA vaccines get ready for their next act: fighting cancer When you look at the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic in…

Time is Brain Features

Time is Brain

When treating stroke, every minute counts. Local hospitals are speeding up access Andy Streiter, 49, a Chicago executive and father…

Slow Down and Rest, for Your Best Life and for Humanity Columns

Slow Down and Rest, for Your Best Life and for Humanity

“You need a nap,” was a phrase my mother impatiently slapped at us as kids, which meant (or felt like…

In Appreciation of Us All Columns

In Appreciation of Us All

“I appreciate you,” my friend Joan Gordon often said. Well, Joan wasn’t just my friend. She was our friend, here…

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…

Gender-Affirming Surgery Access to Care

Gender-Affirming Surgery

For transgender people in Illinois, solid access to healthcare offers relief Thirty years ago, when he was just 3 years…

The Skin You’re In Dermatology

The Skin You’re In

A lack of representation in dermatology is impacting people of color Whether for acne, hives, or psoriasis, millions of Americans…

Advocating to Fight ALS In The Know

Advocating to Fight ALS

Families and researchers press for new treatments Tim Paust loved life. At work, he was an aircraft maintenance manager for…

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…

So Good, It’s Scary Lifestyle

So Good, It’s Scary

Chock-full of nutrition, pumpkin is the basis for favorite fall treats Pumpkin doesn’t only make attractive jack-o’-lanterns; it’s a fruit (and yes, as…

Battling Belly Fat Fitness

Battling Belly Fat

Trim the flab with at-home ab exercises If gym closings, added stress, and pandemic paralysis caused you to gain weight this…

Ask the Doc Ask The Doc

Ask the Doc

Your embarrassing questions answered! Q: I have hemorrhoids and they are, quite literally, a pain in my rear. Why are they…

A Failing Heart Cardiology

A Failing Heart

As the body’s pump struggles, problems build Evanston resident Marjorie David has been living with heart failure for more than…

Second Time’s a Charm In The Know

Second Time’s a Charm

For orthopedic surgery, additional opinions can revise the treatment course Adam Chopp was a freshman athlete, playing football for Olivet…

Assuring the We in the Health Mastery of Me Columns

Assuring the We in the Health Mastery of Me

Yep, 2020 was a challenging year. It clarified the imperative that the I of the we — the individual in…

The Support No One Wants (But Everyone Needs) Columns

The Support No One Wants (But Everyone Needs)

This morning, I attended a virtual funeral for Brad Rosner. He was 36. Bile duct cancer. Gone just 36 days…

Screenings Save Lives Gastroenterology

Screenings Save Lives

Intervening early can halt colorectal cancer In 2003, Bronzeville resident Candace Henley, then 35, was experiencing on-and-off symptoms of diarrhea, constipation,…

Facing Terminal Cancer In The Know

Facing Terminal Cancer

Support helps families come to terms with looming loss Last April, Rogers Park resident Aisha Luster got the biggest shock…

Not Safe at Home Features

Not Safe at Home

As Covid-19 stress continues, domestic violence escalates in Chicago Life had been dangerous enough for Elise, whose name has been…

A Beginner’s Guide to Running Fitness

A Beginner’s Guide to Running

Start slowly — you have to walk before you can run Evelyn Cato began her journey as a runner by walking.…

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…

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…

Gasping for Air Lungs

Gasping for Air

With a cascade of effects, Covid-19 can cause lasting lung damage The phone call came Monday morning, but by then,…

Cancer and Covid-19 Cancer

Cancer and Covid-19

While individuals are at greater risk, treatment and screening must continue Robyn Hawkins is not an anxious person. “But this…

Chaplain Hero: Rev. René Brandt Features

Chaplain Hero: Rev. René Brandt

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital To be in the presence of Rev. René Brandt is to find calm in a storm.…

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…

Skilled Nursing Hero: Apsara Rosario Uncategorized

Skilled Nursing Hero: Apsara Rosario

Alden Terrace of McHenry Apsara Rosario, assistant director of nursing at Alden Terrace of McHenry, which provides short-term rehab and skilled…

Patient Hero: Paul Richard Uncategorized

Patient Hero: Paul Richard

Advocate Trinity Hospital  Paul Richard had such a hard time breathing in April that he felt like he had an elephant…

Emergency Room Hero: Scott Samlan, MD Uncategorized

Emergency Room Hero: Scott Samlan, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital “I deal with gunshots every day, trauma, and crazy stuff, and this is the only thing that…

Research Hero: Richard Novak, MD Uncategorized

Research Hero: Richard Novak, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago Covid-19 is not the first pandemic go-around for Richard Novak, MD. For more than 30…

Nurse Heroes: Linda Michna, RN, and the Old Dolls Uncategorized

Nurse Heroes: Linda Michna, RN, and the Old Dolls

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Three decades ago, a group of nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital became known as the Old Dolls,…

Testing Hero: Greg Bowman, RN Uncategorized

Testing Hero: Greg Bowman, RN

Rush University Medical Center In the early days of the pandemic, Covid-19 testing was sparse in Chicago. When Rush University…

Mask Hero: Evelyn Figueroa, MD Uncategorized

Mask Hero: Evelyn Figueroa, MD

Figueroa Wu Family Foundation  The day Illinois’ stay-at-home order was announced, Evelyn Figueroa, MD, a family physician and professor of clinical…