Spotlight on Supplements: CinnamonAffiliate

Spotlight on Supplements: Cinnamon

You undoubtedly know the familiar aroma and flavor of cinnamon. This popular spice is used in cuisines around the world…

Eating Well: 7 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving HealthierAffiliate

Eating Well: 7 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Healthier

The average American eats between 3,000 and 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That can make a big dent in your health…

As Food Insecurity Reaches New Highs, Local Organizations Are Expanding EffortsCharities

As Food Insecurity Reaches New Highs, Local Organizations Are Expanding Efforts

Feeding the hungry across the country is a top priority — and now it’s all hands on deck. As Covid-19…

Op-Ed: On Thanksgiving, Let’s Cherish the Holiday, and Each Other, at a DistanceLatest News

Op-Ed: On Thanksgiving, Let’s Cherish the Holiday, and Each Other, at a Distance

It’s nine months into the pandemic, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, we must stay vigilant to enjoy this treasured…

Homeless Shelters Grapple With Covid Safety as Cold Creeps InAccess to Care

Homeless Shelters Grapple With Covid Safety as Cold Creeps In

Above photo: A sign at a homeless encampment near a Chicago expressway memorializes a man who reportedly died there from…

7 Health Benefits of TomatoesAffiliate

7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

You might be surprised to learn that the tomato on your kitchen counter is a low-calorie package chock-full of nutrients.…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Complications that Result in Loss of Vision after LASIK are RareAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Complications that Result in Loss of Vision after LASIK are Rare

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the risks of LASIK surgery, and will my vision deteriorate again over time, even after…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: A Look at Binge Eating DisorderAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: A Look at Binge Eating Disorder

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is binge eating disorder? I’ve heard of anorexia and bulimia. But I’d never heard binge eating…

Health Disinformation Abounds Online, with Content Created to DeceiveLatest News

Health Disinformation Abounds Online, with Content Created to Deceive

One of the most viral conspiracy news stories in 2019 accused a coordinated group of physicians, federal organizations, and pharmaceutical…

Hungry for Hemp SeedsAffiliate

Hungry for Hemp Seeds

Hemp is back! This variety of the cannabis plant, not to be confused with its intoxicating cousin (marijuana), is one…

6 Ways to Fight a Sugar BingeAffiliate

6 Ways to Fight a Sugar Binge

You didn’t just eat one piece of candy, you ate all the candy (or at least that’s what it felt…

For Each Critically Ill Covid Patient, a Family Is Suffering, TooAffiliate

For Each Critically Ill Covid Patient, a Family Is Suffering, Too

Above photo: Tisha Holt lives about 10 minutes by car from her parents, Pam and Paul Alexander, who are concerned…

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and ConsAffiliate

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

(Illustration: iStock / Getty Images) As Covid-19 took hold in March, U.S. doctors limited in-person appointments — and many patients…

Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic for People with Anxiety DisordersAffiliate

Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic for People with Anxiety Disorders

These days, we all have to accept the anxiety inherent in living in the time of the coronavirus pandemic and…

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Answers to Common Questions About RadiationCancer

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Answers to Common Questions About Radiation

Physicians have used radiation therapy to treat breast cancer for well over a century. But even though it’s safe, some…

Musicians Improvise Masks for Wind Instruments to Keep the Band TogetherAffiliate

Musicians Improvise Masks for Wind Instruments to Keep the Band Together

Above photo: Solomon Keim wears a custom-designed mask during rehearsal at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.…

This year’s benefits open enrollment period is an opportunity you don’t want to missAffiliate

This year’s benefits open enrollment period is an opportunity you don’t want to miss

With Covid-19 expected to be a part of our daily lives for the foreseeable future, many Americans are expecting that…

Using Nicotine to Puff Away SadnessAffiliate

Using Nicotine to Puff Away Sadness

Ask a smoker what they get out of cigarettes and they are likely to talk about pleasure, contentment, and an…

9 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices, Even When You’re ExhaustedAffiliate

9 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices, Even When You’re Exhausted

Eating well regularly can be a challenge — especially after an exhausting day. And while it may be harder to…

Hands or Feet Asleep? What to Do About Peripheral NeuropathyAffiliate

Hands or Feet Asleep? What to Do About Peripheral Neuropathy

We’ve all been there. You awaken in the morning and one of your hands is completely numb. It feels dead,…

Spotlight on Supplements: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)Affiliate

Spotlight on Supplements: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Lipoic acid, often called alpha-lipoic acid or a-lipoic acid (ALA), is a naturally occurring compound that is synthesized by plants,…

Correcting Common Flu Shot MythsLatest News

Correcting Common Flu Shot Myths

Bottom line: Get your flu vaccine now More than ever before, it’s important to get a flu vaccine this year.…

Easier-to-Use Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch onAffiliate

Easier-to-Use Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch on

As the coronavirus pandemic broke out across the country, healthcare providers and scientists relied on the standard method for detecting…

10 Everyday SuperfoodsAffiliate

10 Everyday Superfoods

“Superfoods” are nutrition multitaskers — foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients and delivered in a delicious form (think: blueberries). But…

Campus Dorm Resident Assistants Adjust to a New Role: Covid CopAffiliate

Campus Dorm Resident Assistants Adjust to a New Role: Covid Cop

Breaking up parties, confiscating booze, and answering noise complaints — being a resident adviser has always required a willingness to…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: For Most People, Plain Water Is Just FineAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: For Most People, Plain Water Is Just Fine

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve heard that alkaline water is better at rehydrating your body than nonalkaline, or plain, water. Is…

Good News for Those with Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Lifestyle MattersAffiliate

Good News for Those with Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Lifestyle Matters

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder of insulin resistance — a reduced sensitivity to the action of insulin —…

The Role of Zinc; Is Gum Safe for my Teeth?Affiliate

The Role of Zinc; Is Gum Safe for my Teeth?

Q: What role does zinc play in the body? A: Zinc is an essential nutrient (meaning that your body can’t…

Facing Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and After-Effects of Covid-19In The Know

Facing Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and After-Effects of Covid-19

Of all his years, 2020 was exceptionally challenging for Vietnam veteran Matthew Thomas. After the 75-year-old Aurora resident tested positive…

A Review of Differences in Non-Organic Milk vs. Organic MilkAffiliate

A Review of Differences in Non-Organic Milk vs. Organic Milk

Residues of at least one antibiotic were found in most of the conventional or non-organic milk samples (60%) collected from…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Is an Annual Checkup Really Necessary?Affiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Is an Annual Checkup Really Necessary?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 39-year-old woman and haven’t been to the doctor for many years, other than to…

When Is a Heavy Period Too Heavy?Affiliate

When Is a Heavy Period Too Heavy?

It’s common for girls and their parents to wonder if the bleeding with their periods is too often or too…

What Are Ultra-Processed Foods and Are They Bad for Our Health?Affiliate

What Are Ultra-Processed Foods and Are They Bad for Our Health?

You hear it all the time: the advice to “eat less processed food.” But what is processed food? For that…

Revoking My Corona PassColumns

Revoking My Corona Pass

Accepting the challenge of the new ‘normal’ What’s the state of your mental health these days? Are you anxious? Depressed?…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Treating Migraines, Cluster HeadacheAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Treating Migraines, Cluster Headache

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between a cluster headache and a migraine? Is there a way to treat severe…

What Parents Need to Know About a Vegan DietAffiliate

What Parents Need to Know About a Vegan Diet

A vegan diet is made up of only plant-based products — no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs (some people also…

Making Gyms Safer in the Age of Covid-19Affiliate

Making Gyms Safer in the Age of Covid-19

After shutting down in the spring, America’s empty gyms are beckoning a cautious public back for a workout. To reassure…

Beware Crooked Contact Tracers, Covid-19 FraudAffiliate

Beware Crooked Contact Tracers, Covid-19 Fraud

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads to communities throughout the U.S., the epidemic of coronavirus-related fraud continues unabated. What to watch…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Treatment for Vaginal Prolapse Depends on Severity, SymptomsAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Treatment for Vaginal Prolapse Depends on Severity, Symptoms

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best long-term treatment for vaginal prolapse? I am in my late 50s. ANSWER: There…

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for AnxietyAffiliate

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Anxiety

One-third of Americans will experience prolonged anxiety at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental…

Op-Ed: Broken Safety Net Leaves Patients Stranded in Emergency DepartmentLatest News

Op-Ed: Broken Safety Net Leaves Patients Stranded in Emergency Department

Chicago Health is committed to publishing a diversity of opinions. The opinions expressed in this op-ed article are the author’s…

Another Covid Mystery: Patients Survive Ventilator, but Linger in ComaAffiliate

Another Covid Mystery: Patients Survive Ventilator, but Linger in Coma

(Above photo: Frank and Leslie Cutitta stand outside their home, where a banner still hangs for his return from the…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Vaccines Are Important for Those with Suppressed Immune SystemsAging

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Vaccines Are Important for Those with Suppressed Immune Systems

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 72 and take a drug for rheumatoid arthritis that suppresses my immune system. I’m scheduled…

Protecting Chicago’s Homeless Population During Covid-19Latest News

Protecting Chicago’s Homeless Population During Covid-19

Above photo courtesy of Angela Moss, PhD, Rush University Medical Center On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in August, Maurice Harris,…

Tips for Getting Sleep in the HospitalAffiliate

Tips for Getting Sleep in the Hospital

If you or any of your loved ones has ever been hospitalized, one of the complaints you may have heard…

The Good Egg?Affiliate

The Good Egg?

The research on eggs over the years has been confusing, to say the least. One year, they’re “bad” because they…

In Covid-19 Long-Haul Syndrome, Symptoms Continue for MonthsLatest News

In Covid-19 Long-Haul Syndrome, Symptoms Continue for Months

Patrick Malia, then-37, felt sick enough on March 12 to visit an urgent care center, wondering if he had Covid-19.…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Bee Sting Allergies Can Occur at Any Stage in LifeAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Bee Sting Allergies Can Occur at Any Stage in Life

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 50 years old and recently had a pretty severe reaction to a bee sting. I…

Is It Time to Stop Skimming over Full-Fat Dairy?Affiliate

Is It Time to Stop Skimming over Full-Fat Dairy?

Americans consume about 150 pounds of milk and eat nearly 40 pounds of cheese and 20 pounds of ice cream…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: New Technique for Prostate Biopsies Virtually Eliminates Risk of InfectionAffiliate

Mayo Clinic Q&A: New Technique for Prostate Biopsies Virtually Eliminates Risk of Infection

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband had an MRI that showed an abnormal spot on his prostate. The last time he…