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

Resolve to prep your first-aid kit, keep yourself safe, and respond to emergencies and accidents This new year, make a…

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 CanopyIn 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…