Access to Care

In a shifting healthcare landscape, where do you find the best and most practical care? And how in the world…

What’s the Score

-A response from our editor In the Spring 2011 issue of Chicago Health, we printed a story called, “Heartful,” which discussed the…

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed

How electronic medical records are improving an outdated system by Carroll Cole Once upon a time, to find a book at…

A Cleaner Lake

Chicago Park District improves monitoring of Lake Michigan By Alex Lubischer As Memorial Day weekend rang in this year’s swim…

The Price of Prevention

The Price of Prevention

Dr. Mark Rosenbloom is trying to keep us healthier earlier, but can we afford it? By Alex Lubischer At first…

Heart to Heart

A conversation about heart health with Loyola’s Dr. Binh An P. Phan by David Himmel Men and women are different.…

CT Scan Conundrum

Radioactive scans can save lives, but at what risk? by Eve Becker Over the past decade, the number of computerized…

A Healthy Guide for the Aging Athlete

Dr. Eric Chehab holds board certifications in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute…

Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Back Pain

Questions compiled with Dr. Mark Hoover 1. Should I change my daily activities or exercise routine? 2. Are there positions or…

Questions to Ask Your Vitreoretinal Specialist

By Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FAAO, FACS, Managing Partner at Chicagoland Retinal Consultants 1. Are you board certified by the American Board of…

Navigating Back Pain

by Carroll Cole The spine is, arguably, the most important structure in the human body. It is an extension of…

Age of the Machines

Age of the Machines

How the da Vinci robot is changing the face of surgery. by Patrick Kenney The idea of machines conducting procedures…

Brain Power

More noninvasive technology really getting at brain tumors by Nancy Maes The brain is the home for so much of…

A New Frontier

A New Frontier

How a molecule in the cornea could help fight blindness—and maybe cancer by Patrick Kenney This is how scientific discovery…

Health Mastery

Don’t underestimate the power of belief by Kathleen Aharoni I remember drinking in the elixir of belief as a 4-year-old…

Precious Memories

Gene studies advance medicines and profit for Alzheimer’s by Nancy Maes De­­nise Combs remembers the moment when she first realized…

Caring for Children with Food Allergies

Caring for Children with Food Allergies

By Megy Karydes Renee Frixen had experience with children and food-based allergies. As a teacher of a student with a…

Brain Aneurysms: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Brain Aneurysms: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By William W. Ashley, Jr. MD, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center   1. What are brain aneurysms?…

New Age of Diabetes

Rare form of diabetes being treated with new approach By Jessica Reaves November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and unfortunately, the…

The Diabetic Misconception

The Diabetic Misconception

Being young and thin is not a free pass from diabetes By David Himmel There’s an assumption that diabetes is…

Researchers Develop New Potential Solutions to Concussions

Researchers Develop New Potential Solutions to Concussions

A group of researchers has developed the first potential solution to reducing sports-related concussions that doesn’t involve helmets—a simple collar…

Cancer’s Target

Cancer’s Target

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer and most difficult to treat By John Otrompke The announcement…

When Help Is Needed

Assisted living offers much more than care—it offers a life by Nancy Maes When Chicagoan Laura Kimmel started looking at…

The Long Road Back

The Long Road Back

Much of you is required to rehabilitate after a stroke by Patrick Kenney Life is unpredictable. Most of us go…