Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Our minds are one of the most powerful things about us. Everything from our physical health to our sense of…

Recognizing the Special Talents of People on the Autism Spectrum

Recognizing the Special Talents of People on the Autism Spectrum

Pictured above: Theater production of “Cats” by Artful Impact By Nancy Maes Rachel Gossan, a board-certified behavior analyst at North…

The Healing Power of a Tesla

The Healing Power of a Tesla

Urologists drive across America to raise men’s health awareness By Brett Dworski A white Tesla covered in decals rolled up…

No Such Thing as TMI

No Such Thing as TMI

Information is essential when discussing alcohol abuse with teens It’s no secret that today’s teens are bombarded with glamorized messages…

Decoding the Drugstore Aisle

Decoding the Drugstore Aisle

By Megy Karydes The drugstore aisle can be a confusing place to visit on days that you’re feeling well, let…

Teen Dating Violence Victims Suffer Long-Term Health Effects

Teen Dating Violence Victims Suffer Long-Term Health Effects

By Megy Karydes “They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run…

When Good Food Gets a Bad Rap

When Good Food Gets a Bad Rap

By Megy Karydes We’ve been led to believe some foods are bad for our health because of what they contain:…

Awareness Related to Colorectal Cancer Helps Reduce the Number of Deaths

Awareness Related to Colorectal Cancer Helps Reduce the Number of Deaths

By David Himmel March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and here’s what you need to know: Colorectal cancer is tricky.…

Managing  Sports-Related  Concussions

Managing Sports-Related Concussions

Tom Waddle, wide receiver for the Chicago Bears from 1989 to 1994, has suffered his share of concussions in what…

A Breast Cancer Q&A

A Breast Cancer Q&A

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Terri Yablonsky Stat talked to Dr. Nora Hansen, surgical oncologist, Breast Surgery Division at…

Chemical Deal

Chemical Deal

Chemicals in Our Products are Wreaking Havoc on Our Health By Megy Karydes Most of us blindly buy products sold…

Sexuality, Aging and the Rise of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexuality, Aging and the Rise of Sexually Transmitted Infections

By Rhonda Alexander During teenage and young-adult years, sexually transmitted infections (STI)—and how to prevent them—is a regular topic of…

The Pap Education

Are women demanding unnecessary tests? By Megy Karydes A cancer that starts the day after a negative Papanicolaou (Pap) test,…

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

LifeSource teams up with Blackhawks for blood/marrow drive By Alex Lubischer LifeSource, Chicagoland’s Blood Center, teamed up with the Chicago…

Divided Attention

Divided Attention

Kids with ADHD can become adults with ADHD and other problems By Nancy Maes A new study by researchers at…

Sitting at the Unpopular Table

Lesser-known cancers deserve far more attention By Nancy Maes Some cancers, such as breast, colon and lung, are well known.…

Health Mastery

Tenaciously Stubborn: How the good kind of stubbornness can actually save our lives By Kathleen Aharoni She kept returning to…

Sweet Technology

Sweet Technology

Living with and managing type 1 diabetes By Morgan Lord November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and with over 8…

Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Are You Aware?

Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Are You Aware?

Our writer admits ignorance and investigates to learn more By Alex Lubischer What do you know about sickle cell disease?…

The Power of Pink

Chicago is home to a range of organizations raising breast cancer awareness and offering assistance to those affected by the…