Virtual Reality is the Future of Surgical Training Latest News

Virtual Reality is the Future of Surgical Training

Above photo: Dr. Ali Alaraj. Courtesy of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. Photo by Hossein Fatemi   Imagine…

Combining Best of Integrative and Traditional Care Alternative Medicine

Combining Best of Integrative and Traditional Care

When I first noticed the redness on the palms of our 5-year-old son’s hands, my husband Kyle and I assumed…

Checklists Take the Guess Work Out of Hospital Stays Know What to Ask

Checklists Take the Guess Work Out of Hospital Stays

When an ambulance took a family member to the hospital some time ago, I grabbed all his medications so I…

Finding Hope in a Hopeless Place Features

Finding Hope in a Hopeless Place

Chicago groups provide healthcare to the homeless Photo by Jim Vondruska Colorful tents line the sidewalks under the Lake Shore Drive viaducts at…

This Old Body Reasonable Hypochondria

This Old Body

I’ve always enjoyed birthdays. Mine falls around Memorial Day, near the birthdays of several family members and friends. With the…

At a Loss for Words Cancer

At a Loss for Words

What to say — and what not to — when talking about cancer In 2013, Charles Chamberlain, 53, a Chicago healthcare executive, was diagnosed with…

Back Pain Reversal Back Pain

Back Pain Reversal

New recommendations emphasize non-opioid treatments Hurt your back, take a pain pill. That’s a common treatment, right? Sure is. In 2014, more…

Hope for TBI Neurology

Hope for TBI

Researchers use stem cells to understand traumatic brain injury John D. Finan, PhD, didn’t intend to build a career out…

Scoping Out Relief Orthopedics

Scoping Out Relief

Arthroscopic surgery provides minimally invasive option for joint injuries Hardly a week goes by without a report that a professional…

Have a Heart: A Rant in Two Parts Health Mastery

Have a Heart: A Rant in Two Parts

For years I’ve wanted to write a rant about the stagnating choice so many of us make not to feel,…

Paging Dr. Canine Access to Care

Paging Dr. Canine

From emotional support to cancer detection, dogs leave their medical mark The office where orthopedic surgeon Leon Benson, MD, sees…

Bipolar Disorder Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder

Making sense of the ups and downs Lizzie,* a Chicago-resident, was overwhelmed with several stressful situations in her late 20s.…

Eye Opener Vision

Eye Opener

Floaters and flashing lights? It could be a retinal detachment Christmas 2006 is a day I’ll never forget. My husband and…

Water Works Alternative Medicine

Water Works

Hydrotherapy’s healing power stimulates and soothes Erin Myover-Piotrowski, 35, had been experiencing fatigue, sluggishness and some digestive troubles. “I didn’t…

Funny Bone

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Veg Out! Nutrition

Veg Out!

Plant-based diets are at the root of heart-healthy eating For a healthy heart, there’s no denying that plant foods are essential.…

The Beat Goes On Fitness

The Beat Goes On

Exercising your way to a healthier heart When it comes to taking care of your heart, you can’t underestimate the…

Putting Veggies First Recipes

Putting Veggies First

Practically every study about vegetables touts their power in preventing chronic illnesses, fighting cancer and helping with weight loss. Vegetables are naturally…