Future Vision Eye Care

Future Vision

Are you one of the millions about to have cataract surgery? Here’s what ophthalmologists say you need to know Image:…

Health Equity Action Business of Healthcare

Health Equity Action

Chicago Health Editor-in-Chief moderates opening panel at the Executives’ Club of Chicago annual Health Equity Summit   In its second…

Travel Nurse Perks Business of Healthcare

Travel Nurse Perks

Many travel nurses opt for temporary assignments because of the autonomy and opportunities − not just the big boost in pay…

Online Child Safety Laws Could Help or Hurt – 2 Pediatricians Explain What’s Likely to Work and What Isn’tIn The Know

Online Child Safety Laws Could Help or Hurt – 2 Pediatricians Explain What’s Likely to Work and What Isn’t

Image: Kids need to be protected online. The trick is figuring out how. Justin Lambert Creative/DigitalVision via Getty Images Society…

Weighted Fitness Fitness

Weighted Fitness

Military trainees have practiced rucking — walking with a loaded backpack — for centuries. And now, this intensive technique has…

Measles 101 In The Know

Measles 101

As measles cases in Chicago remain low and vaccinations increase, here’s what to know about the latest outbreak While her…

The Kid Question Climate and Health

The Kid Question

Authors Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli explore reproductive choices with climate change at the door On a warm, February…

Processed Food Nation Latest News

Processed Food Nation

How to combat our addiction to ultra-processed eating The Standard American Diet (SAD) is packed with ultra-processed foods. These sugary,…

Crisis Response Access to Care

Crisis Response

Texas has sent more than 34,000 asylum seekers to Chicago since September 2022. Here’s a look at how local organizations…

Living and Learning Deaf Culture Columns

Living and Learning Deaf Culture

No culture is a monolith, including the Deaf community. Most people, however, want to communicate. Humans have an innate drive…

Nuisance Noise Audiology

Nuisance Noise

Noise pollution takes a toll on heart health. Learn how to keep your ears — and your heart — safe.…

Trash to Treasure Above & Beyond

Trash to Treasure

Local residents are taking recycling into their own hands, protecting their health, the health of the planet, and the city’s…

Cultural Cancer Care Access to Care

Cultural Cancer Care

Northwestern Medicine’s new breast cancer clinic focuses on Hispanic women Erika Aleman, of Berwyn, was diagnosed in 2022 with triple…

Painting a Pandemic Features

Painting a Pandemic

Pulmonary critical care physician finds solace through art during the Covid-19 pandemic In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic,…

Keep the Sweet Lifestyle

Keep the Sweet

With contradictory claims about aspartame, explore these 3 unexpected ways to add natural sweetness to your daily diet There is…

Healthy Yards, Healthy People Climate and Health

Healthy Yards, Healthy People

Illinois looks nothing like it did 150 years ago and beyond. Only .01% of the Prairie State’s prairies remain. People,…

Preventing Suicide In The Know

Preventing Suicide

How to talk about suicide prevention with a partner, relative, or friend. Content warning: This article focuses on suicide prevention.…

Op-Ed: Tinker, Tailor, Surgeon, Sailor Columns

Op-Ed: Tinker, Tailor, Surgeon, Sailor

How physician inventors push medicine forward Physician inventors throughout the ages have been the engine of innovation in medicine, developing…

Placing Bets Addiction

Placing Bets

When gambling goes from fun to dysfunctional, know the gambling disorder signs to watch for — and what to do…

Planet Diet Latest News

Planet Diet

How plant-based meals benefit people and planet March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme — Fuel for the…

Healthcare Surrogates Business of Healthcare

Healthcare Surrogates

Turning 18? Graduating high school? Make sure your medical affairs are in order with a healthcare power of attorney. Like…

Medical School Reflections Business of Healthcare

Medical School Reflections

From dream to disillusion, writer Hana Ahmed navigates the first year of medical school. To make it through medical school,…

Op-Ed: Preventing Cervical Cancer Latest News

Op-Ed: Preventing Cervical Cancer

How HPV vaccination decreases cervical cancer risk. Chicago Health is committed to publishing a diversity of opinions. The opinions expressed in…

Our Top 10 Stories of 2022 Latest News

Our Top 10 Stories of 2022

Happy 2023! We’re celebrating by taking a look back at our top 10 most-read stories of the past year. Covid-19…

Emergency Ready In The Know

Emergency Ready

Prep your first-aid kit, keep yourself safe, and respond to emergencies and accidents Make a resolution to brush up on…

Beyond BulletsAccess to Care

Beyond Bullets

Can changing the way we medically treat gunshot wounds stem gun violence? If you watch local news in Chicago, you…

Traditional Foods Latest News

Traditional Foods

Trailblazing chef Jessica Walks First is reclaiming healthy Native American culinary traditions Jessica Walks First was feeling tired one day…

Fresh Access Latest News

Fresh Access

Englewood’s Go Green Fresh Market reimagines food security and prioritizes community engagement At the corner of South Racine and 63rd…

Maxed Out In The Know

Maxed Out

When shopping becomes an addiction Do you spend a lot of time thinking about shopping? Do you hide purchases from…

I Took My Daughter to an Amusement Park. Then a Shooting Happened Columns

I Took My Daughter to an Amusement Park. Then a Shooting Happened

This story originally ran on Healthline in September. Cathy Cassata is a writer for Chicago Health and Healthline. Going to Six Flags…

Under an Urban Canopy In The Know

Under an Urban Canopy

Chicago’s tree ambassadors teach residents about the crucial role trees play in health and health equity. In North Lawndale, on…

Probiotics, Fermented Foods, and Your GutLatest News

Probiotics, Fermented Foods, and Your Gut

Fermented foods and beverages are trending. But many of their biggest fans aren’t aware that they’ve been around for thousands…

The New 988 In The Know

The New 988

A national mental health crisis line offers an alternative to 911, alleviating the need for law enforcement response to mental…

A Midwestern Island for Abortion Access Access to Care

A Midwestern Island for Abortion Access

How changing abortion laws are impacting Illinois The Supreme Court’s June decision against abortion rights triggered a cascade of laws…

Ticks, Lyme Disease, and Climate Change In The Know

Ticks, Lyme Disease, and Climate Change

Local Lyme disease experts warn: Check early and often as climate change ushers in more tick bites The Chicago area…

The Mass Grief of 1 Million Lives Lost Latest News

The Mass Grief of 1 Million Lives Lost

Taking time and taking stock of Covid-19’s mass grief and trauma Imagine counting every second of every day for the…

Healthcare Workers Sound Alarm on Staffing Shortage Business of Healthcare

Healthcare Workers Sound Alarm on Staffing Shortage

Concerned healthcare workers in Illinois and Indiana are calling on The Joint Commission to add a safe staffing standard to…

Long Covid Alphabet Soup In The Know

Long Covid Alphabet Soup

Long Covid comes with a long list of potential side effects — often in acronym form. What do all of…

Searching for Dr. GoogleAccess to Care

Searching for Dr. Google

How to research your health symptoms online without freaking out Whether you’re looking for a new brunch spot or researching…

Op-Ed: Take Steps to Detect Colorectal Cancer Early Cancer

Op-Ed: Take Steps to Detect Colorectal Cancer Early

It’s no myth: Colorectal cancer is increasing in younger adults Colorectal cancer, a broad term ascribed to cancer of the…

Moving the Needle on Mental Health Latest News

Moving the Needle on Mental Health

4 organizations offer unexpected, active approaches to mental health therapy in Chicago Sometimes a single experience can change everything, shifting…

Searching for Answers and Finding POTS Latest News

Searching for Answers and Finding POTS

I had been tired for as long as I could remember, run ragged from years of pushing myself as a…