Chicago’s Healthcare Heroes

Chicago’s Healthcare Heroes

A salute to the inspiring individuals who’ve made a difference during the Covid-19 pandemic Covid-19 may have initially shut down…

Serving  Up Hope

Serving Up Hope

Chicago’s food pantries nourish the whole person The first week Lakeview Pantry opened the doors to its new building in…

Erie Family Health Center

Erie Family Health Center

Innovative program trains medical residents; helps community members Luis Rivera, MD, Erie Family Health Center. Photo by James Schnept As…

Local Hospitals Receive A’s in Hospital Safety Scores

Local Hospitals Receive A’s in Hospital Safety Scores

By Laura Drucker When it comes to choosing the right hospital for your needs, the factor of patient safety—how well…

Above & Beyond: Support

Above & Beyond: Support

Mile Square Health Center Supports Englewood Children The need for children’s mental health services keeps growing, especially in underserved areas of Chicago. Diagnosing a…

Stress In Chicago

Stress In Chicago

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has conducted a national survey on stress. In 2012, the survey charted stress levels…

The Blue Man Group Goes for a Hit with Autism-Friendly Show

The Blue Man Group Goes for a Hit with Autism-Friendly Show

By Nancy Maes When some of the staff members of Blue Man Group read a newspaper article about a special…

Chicago Bears Tackle Skin Cancer

Chicago Bears Tackle Skin Cancer

By David Himmel The Chicago Bears have teamed up with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to help protect fans…

Demystifying Doctor and Hospital Ratings

Demystifying Doctor and Hospital Ratings

When looking at online doctor ratings sites, consider the source By Leigh Page With thousands of doctors and more than…

MERS: What Is It and What It Means for the U.S.

MERS: What Is It and What It Means for the U.S.

By Carroll Cole Earlier this month, an unfamiliar virus with a name fit for a Hollywood screenplay about a disease-driven…

The Environmental Link to Autism and Intellectual Disability

The Environmental Link to Autism and Intellectual Disability

By Tom Mullaney In the largest environmental study of its kind, scientists from the University of Chicago have found a…

Northwestern and Cadence Announce Intent to Merger

Northwestern and Cadence Announce Intent to Merger

Officials at Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) are in talks to form “an integrated academic healthcare delivery system,”…

Obesity

Obesity

The Little Known Truth About Being BIG By Alex Lubischer America’s obesity epidemic boils down to this: We do not…

Above and Beyond: Nutrition

Above and Beyond: Nutrition

By Megy Karydes Obesity affects approximately 17 percent of children aged 2 to 19 years, and the figure has nearly…

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…

Marijuana Medical Clinic Is Good for Business, While Helping Patients Find Relief

Marijuana Medical Clinic Is Good for Business, While Helping Patients Find Relief

Pictured above: Tammi Jacobi’s Good Intentions in Wicker Park has teamed up with licensed physician Dr. Brian Murphy to open…

Time to Grow Old

Time to Grow Old

Through the good and the bad, it’s by grace that we age We’re all getting older, and fast. By the…

Vitamin D Deficiency: How Common Is It?

Vitamin D Deficiency: How Common Is It?

By Karen Schwartz These dark and dreary winter months have many Chicagoans longing for warmer climates. But hot rays and…

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

By Riley Andersen First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the third year of her Let’s Move! initiative this week…

The Flu Outbreak

Why it broke and whether it’s fixed By David Himmel It begins with an ache. Then a chill. And before…

Living Too  Large

Living Too Large

A Look at the Chicago Childhood Obesity Epidemic By Morgan Lord When it comes to childhood obesity in Chicago, there’s…

More than Bridge and Bingo

Retirement communities are no longer homes for the old folks By Karen Schwartz Walk into the independent living apartments of…

Immediate Care Clinics

Some maladies might not need the services (or the cost) of a hospital emergency room. The list below is compiled…

Halloween Safety Tips From Loyola University Health System

Halloween Safety Tips From Loyola University Health System

By Lauren Robb Halloween can be a wonderful time for families. But with all of the excitement that the holiday…

The Cost of Nutrition

The Cost of Nutrition

School and community efforts help kids eat well on a budget By Megy Karydes For many families with school-aged children,…

Long Live Some of Us

Long Live Some of Us

Life expectancy in Cook County is a function of geography; access to grocery stores By Terri Yablonsky Stat The health…

Their Kind of Town

National medical institutions are coming to Chicago By Patrick Kenney The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides world-class healthcare, just…

A Cleaner Lake

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

Crucial Cool

Staying hydrated and managing your body temp is necessary for Chicago summers By Alex Lubischer Cheryl Carl, 33, never suspected…

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…

Fighting Young

Fighting Young

When it comes to pediatric cancer, there are many uncertainties.  But clinical trials are quickly saving more and more lives…

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…

Critical Choices: Which Hospital and Physician is Best for You?

Critical Choices: Which Hospital and Physician is Best for You?

When you want to buy a car, you can test-drive a variety of vehicles before you make your choice. When…