Feed Your Brain with Smoked Salmon Poke Bowls Recipes

Feed Your Brain with Smoked Salmon Poke Bowls

When it comes to brain health, there’s nothing fishy about fish. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are an integral…

Instead of Battling Knee Pain, Defeat It Sponsored Content

Instead of Battling Knee Pain, Defeat It

From the first evaluation through rehabilitation, NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute is enhancing the patient experience and improving outcomes with highly specialized surgeons,…

Artificial Alternative Sponsored Content

Artificial Alternative

Cervical disc arthroplasty a better option than spinal fusion for many patients By Bob Bong Above photo: Dr. Mark Mikhael and…

Learning from the Dead Features

Learning from the Dead

The enduring gift of donating a body to science When Phillip was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, his mind started…

The Misunderstood Heartbreak Mental Health

The Misunderstood Heartbreak

Finding resilience after the devastation of perinatal loss Oak Park resident Lyndsi James* was just shy of 39 weeks pregnant…

Beating Strong Cardiology

Beating Strong

Brain health relies on heart health On a Sunday evening in September 2019, George Hristov headed for bed when he…

Rising Myopia in Children Vision

Rising Myopia in Children

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reports that 40% of kids in the U.S. today have myopia, a dramatic uptick…

Transforming Kidney Care Kidneys

Transforming Kidney Care

New initiatives encourage transplantation instead of costly dialysis Nancy Nora, MD, had long considered donating one of her kidneys. As a…

Reducing the Risk Cancer

Reducing the Risk

When tests reveal cancer probability, organ removal surgery can beat the odds Hedda Hart-DeLara sat in her gynecologist’s office, checking boxes…

Stressed Out and Heartbroken Reasonable Hypochondria

Stressed Out and Heartbroken

By week 15 of training for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, I had run hundreds of miles, reshaped…

Can Gullible Beget Healable? Health Mastery

Can Gullible Beget Healable?

Don’t be a fool. Suggestibility, our capacity to believe the story we or someone else tells, is key to our…

Reverse Engineering Orthopedics

Reverse Engineering

Move over hip and knee replacements, shoulder replacements are gaining ground Two years ago, Oak Park resident David Tartakoff was…

Boxing for Fitness Fitness

Boxing for Fitness

A complete workout for strength, cardio and brain The images of boxing in popular culture — from icons like Muhammad…

How to Control Stress Eating When the Pressure Is on Latest News

How to Control Stress Eating When the Pressure Is on

Do you find yourself dipping into the potato chip bag or pint of ice cream more often when you’re stressed…

Be Vigilant When Trying to Determine Food Allergies Allergies

Be Vigilant When Trying to Determine Food Allergies

As a parent, it can be overwhelming to see your child’s face become red and botchy within minutes of eating…

Male Menopause? Men's Health

Male Menopause?

Andropause — a gradual decrease in testosterone — can affect men over 40 As a man reaches his 40s and beyond,…

Riding the Waves of MS Neurology

Riding the Waves of MS

Advancements in multiple sclerosis treatments are catching up but can’t cure or prevent the disease In 2001, Nicolette Fendon was…

Prepping to Stop HIV Immunology

Prepping to Stop HIV

With new medications and better support, the epidemic could be nearing its end Twenty-nine-year-old Terence Steward II oozes potential and…

Keeping the Beat Cardiology

Keeping the Beat

Understanding the irregular patterns of heart arrhythmia Charlie Hildestad didn’t feel well during a preseason run with other members of…

Advances in Radiation Cancer

Advances in Radiation

Targeted, pinpointed treatments may mean better control and fewer side effects Radiation therapy is a standard treatment for many types…

Magic Medicine? Mental Health

Magic Medicine?

Patients are turning to ketamine and other psychoactive drugs for mental health treatment Sarah Jones, a 42-year-old stay-at-home mom in…

Vax Facts Pediatrics

Vax Facts

As vaccination rates decline, old diseases are making a sharp comeback In less than two decades, the rate of unvaccinated…

Bioprinting Bones Orthopedics

Bioprinting Bones

3D printing could be the answer to better replacements In 2017, Deborah Stoneburner was driving back from the Illinois State Fair in…

Advocating for Better Care Access to Care

Advocating for Better Care

Leveraging your resources when a loved one is in the hospital I’ll never forget the night of January 20, 2019.…

Regenerating Health Features

Regenerating Health

What can stem cell and platelet-rich plasma treatments do for you? What if you could put your own body to…

Healthcare Outside of the Hospital Features

Healthcare Outside of the Hospital

3 remote monitoring devices are transforming how we track health Sometimes the most innovative medical breakthroughs come in the smallest…

Data Meets Drugs Features

Data Meets Drugs

New discoveries are changing the ways medicines are developed and tested At the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular…

The Battle Within Features

The Battle Within

After decades of war, an increasing number of veterans are facing PTSD Heather Yang didn’t enroll in the Army reserves…

What Are You Weighting For? Fitness

What Are You Weighting For?

A basic strength routine can change your life Above photo Terrence Terrell, personal trainer. Photo by James Foster   Strength…

Roasted Cauliflower is the Veggie You Need Now Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower is the Veggie You Need Now

Your mother was right: Eating your veggies — especially cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower — is good for your health. For…

Ditching Dairy Milk? Nutrition

Ditching Dairy Milk?

Plant-based beverages are a hot trend that’s here to stay So, you want an alternative to dairy milk? You’re not…

The Importance of Mentorship Charities

The Importance of Mentorship

Friends of the Children and Doors Open Dishes show the power of partnering up Kenyetta Curtis remembers when her 8-year-old…

During Cancer Treatment,  Feel More Like You Briefs

During Cancer Treatment, Feel More Like You

Cancer treatment is tough enough. On top of it, some of the visible side effects — hair loss, dry skin,…

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,…