Need Medical Equipment? A Lending Closet Can Help Briefs

Need Medical Equipment? A Lending Closet Can Help

People often donate clothes or books they no longer need so others can use them, so why not donate durable…

“Where’s My Mammogram?” Briefs

“Where’s My Mammogram?”

Women over 40 are heeding the advice of their physicians and getting regular mammograms. In 2015, 65% said they’d had a…

Geriatric Emergency Departments Offer Specialized Care Briefs

Geriatric Emergency Departments Offer Specialized Care

As baby boomers reach their golden years, an increasing number are arriving in emergency rooms in need of urgent care.…

The Cool Dad Reasonable Hypochondria

The Cool Dad

I like to think of myself as a man of action. Drop me in any situation that needs some doing or…

Can Achieving Well-being Be as Easy as Brushing Your Teeth? Health Mastery

Can Achieving Well-being Be as Easy as Brushing Your Teeth?

If you knew that your daily thoughts and actions directly impacted brain circuitry and cells that influence your well-being, would…

Beating  the Odds Women's Health

Beating the Odds

Thanks to new treatments, many women are living longer with ovarian cancer Aurora native Deanna Caudill, 46, was shocked to…

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…

Hacking the Human Body Features

Hacking the Human Body

Your neural networks have a lot to say — and bioelectronic medicine might help you listen Imagine putting on an…

Big Data Goes Bedside Features

Big Data Goes Bedside

Analytics technology predicts health crises before they occur The deaths were unexpected.  That was the thought that kept coming back…

Decoding Genetics Features

Decoding Genetics

How genetic testing and editing will influence the future of healthcare Tailored, personalized medicine is changing so much of how…

Hidden Hearing Loss in Young Adults Briefs

Hidden Hearing Loss in Young Adults

Hearing loss is typical as people age, but 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults globally are at risk of hearing…

Brew Up Better Health with Coffee Latest News

Brew Up Better Health with Coffee

Java. Joe. Rocket fuel. Coffee. Whatever you call it, it is one of the most popular beverages consumed worldwide and…

Gyrotonic: The Most Intelligent Workout You’ve Never Heard Of Fitness

Gyrotonic: The Most Intelligent Workout You’ve Never Heard Of

The activities we do every day — hunching over a phone screen, unloading groceries from the car, reaching for an…

Forest Therapy Focuses the Senses and Increases Well-being Latest News

Forest Therapy Focuses the Senses and Increases Well-being

Nature used to be an integral part of the lives of human beings. But today, our connection to Mother Nature…

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…

Skip the Salt Cardiology

Skip the Salt

Reduce your sodium intake to improve heart health Recently, researchers explained that if the food industry complied with the Food and Drug…

Training Cells to Attack Cancer

Training Cells to Attack

Groundbreaking CAR T-cell therapy engineers cells to target tumors In fall 2013, when psychiatrist J. Barry Rubin, DO, developed hip pain,…

Fertile Ground Fertility

Fertile Ground

Opening up fertility conversations in the gender-diverse community Nestled in their Logan Square living room, Wil (pronouns: they/them/theirs), age 22,…

DNA Dos and Don’ts Genetics

DNA Dos and Don’ts

What you need to know about direct-to-consumer genetic health tests I stood in front of the bathroom sink, spitting into the…

Open Wide Dental

Open Wide

HPV infection may lead to oral cancer, but screening and vaccines can help Park Ridge dentist John Hagopian, DDS, was accustomed to…

Lead’s Dangerous Legacy Features

Lead’s Dangerous Legacy

With lead lurking in the paint, soil and water, many Chicagoans are at high risk Like a civic superhero team, three…

Strengthening Core Muscles Fitness

Strengthening Core Muscles

Movement exercises combat back pain We live in a sitting culture, says Ivan Huergo, DPT, founder and clinical director of Physical…

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…

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…

A Dire Diagnosis Pediatrics

A Dire Diagnosis

But advancements give new hope for children with sickle cell disease Martha Strong’s son Marrion came out screaming.  “He was…

Erectile Dysfunction Men's Health

Erectile Dysfunction

Honest conversations with physicians can help men find treatment Although you may see TV ads about erectile dysfunction (ED), the…

I’ll Hold Your Hand Aging

I’ll Hold Your Hand

Providing peace and support through hospice care A little more than six years ago, Sandy Downs sat down with her…

A Better Life for All Charities

A Better Life for All

GiGi’s Playhouse and Center for Enriched Living offer opportunities for achievement It’s a universal feeling: to want to belong and…

All Eyes on Lasik Vision

All Eyes on Lasik

While the vision correction surgery is effective, it may not be right for everyone A week after having Lasik vision correction…

Spinal Stenosis Orthopedics

Spinal Stenosis

Minimally invasive options relieve back and leg pain On a late autumn day, Joe Harsa is busy in his kitchen,…

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…

Mind & Body: What a Pain Reasonable Hypochondria

Mind & Body: What a Pain

Shortly after I turned 31, I was diagnosed with shingles. Born of the same virus as chickenpox, shingles is a…

Well-being Over Weight Loss: A Paradigm Shift Latest News

Well-being Over Weight Loss: A Paradigm Shift

There’s no doubt that we live in a weight loss-focused society where thinness is a highly sought-after goal. Forty-five percent…

What to Do When You’re Diagnosed With a Rare Disease Latest News

What to Do When You’re Diagnosed With a Rare Disease

“Rare disease.” The words themselves are uncomfortable to hear or say. And when it comes to a diagnosis of an…

Dreaming of Meaning Reasonable Hypochondria

Dreaming of Meaning

It was the night before my brother’s wedding. I was getting ready for the rehearsal dinner. One last check in…

Check In Instead of Stressing Out Health Mastery

Check In Instead of Stressing Out

The other day I was speaking with a friend, the father of a sophomore at one of our prestigious Chicago…

Using Stem Cells for Spine Surgery Orthopedics

Using Stem Cells for Spine Surgery

Sifting through claims to find the benefits Jessica Roby was used to pain. As a former gymnast and diver, she…

Headaches From Hell Neurology

Headaches From Hell

New drugs may help prevent migraines Marcie Zeldin, 63, doesn’t remember when she experienced her first migraine. She recalls having…

Sex After Cancer Cancer

Sex After Cancer

Helping female survivors regain their sexual satisfaction and confidence After Naomi’s breast cancer treatment — the lumpectomy, the chemotherapy, the 33…

The Cardiac-Sleep Connection Cardiology

The Cardiac-Sleep Connection

Why a good night’s rest is crucial for your heart We constantly hear about the benefits of getting a good…

Robots in the O.R. Surgery

Robots in the O.R.

Better operations through the use of intelligent machines The future of surgery is here, and it’s in the hands of…

Out of the Shadows Features

Out of the Shadows

Breaking the silence of domestic violence — and how healthcare providers can help Like a lot about domestic violence, the health…

Finding Balance Fitness

Finding Balance

Therapeutic yoga provides relief for body and mind Therapeutic yoga is nothing new for Lisa Clarke. Clarke, 63, has spent…

Burning Fat Nutrition

Burning Fat

Keto diet changes how food is turned into energy While it may seem like the newest weight-loss trend, the ketogenic…

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate Recipes

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Just the thought of biting into a square of chocolate might make you smile. And, chances are, it really will…

Scott Palmer, MD Physician Profiles

Scott Palmer, MD

Scott Palmer, MD, Personal Physician Scott Palmer, MD, is a board certified physician in internal medicine and is a graduate…

Out of Step Podiatry

Out of Step

Treatments can help the stabbing pain of plantar fasciitis It had been a few weeks since Cathy Joyce had completed…

Finding Support When Perinatal Depression Strikes Latest News

Finding Support When Perinatal Depression Strikes

I was a reluctant mom; the carrier of an unplanned pregnancy that, for the most part, I took head down.…

Why Consumers Should Skip Receipt Slips Latest News

Why Consumers Should Skip Receipt Slips

Nearly every day we encounter thermal paper receipts — those lightly coated slips from the grocery store, clothing store, gas…

5 Things We Learned About Chicago’s Health From the City Health Dashboard Latest News

5 Things We Learned About Chicago’s Health From the City Health Dashboard

How do you evaluate the health of a city? While you can certainly look at things like hospital admissions and…