A Caregiver’s Role: Running to a Crisis

A Caregiver’s Role: Running to a Crisis

In the middle of April, a few weeks into Illinois’ stay-at-home order, we finally got the call we were anxiously…

How Chicagoans Can Protect Themselves and Others from the Coronavirus

How Chicagoans Can Protect Themselves and Others from the Coronavirus

Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce your risk of infection and keep others safe, at…

Suicide Watch

Suicide Watch

Know the Warning Signs in Older Adults A recent study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging revealed a shocking…

Injury-Prevention Tips from Joffrey Dancers Help Recreational Athletes

Injury-Prevention Tips from Joffrey Dancers Help Recreational Athletes

Professional dancers, like professional athletes, are subject to injury because of the constant stress they put on their bodies. And…

No Proven Way to Prevent Celiac Disease

No Proven Way to Prevent Celiac Disease

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything I can do now to prevent my 1-year-old from getting celiac…

4 Ways to Protect Against Skin Cancer (Other Than Sunscreen)

4 Ways to Protect Against Skin Cancer (Other Than Sunscreen)

Harvard Health Blog While sunscreen is essential to lowering your risk for skin cancer, there are other simple, over-the-counter options…

Car Safety for Road-Warrior Parents

Car Safety for Road-Warrior Parents

By Morgan Lord Whether you’re off on a road trip or running errands on crowded city streets, keep your child…

Sun Sense

Sun Sense

Dermatologists say chemicals in sunscreen not a risk By Laura Drucker I was walking along the lakefront with a friend…

Water Safety Tips for Kids Help Prevent Drownings

Water Safety Tips for Kids Help Prevent Drownings

By Nancy Maes You might think you know the signs of drowning: a kid frantically waving his arms high in…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

What Patients Should Know By Dr. Gena Vennikandam When was the last time you visited the doctor? In more scenarios than…

The Kid’s Doctor: Have your child’s blood pressure checked regularly

The Kid’s Doctor: Have your child’s blood pressure checked regularly

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com When you take your child in for a check-up, does your pediatrician check the youngster’s…

Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

Summertime playground fun is best when serious injuries are avoided By Nancy Maes Public playgrounds can be some of the…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

By Michael Mahr, M.D., Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 43 and have started having trouble with my vision…

The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Preventive strategies can reduce risk of another dislocated shoulder

The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Preventive strategies can reduce risk of another dislocated shoulder

By Robert Shmerling, M.D., Tribune Content Agency Q: I’ve dislocated my shoulder twice. What can I do to prevent this…

Peanut Consumption in Infancy Could Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Finds

Peanut Consumption in Infancy Could Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Finds

By Heidi Kiec When it comes to preventing a peanut allergy, it might be best to fight fire with fire.…

Sauna time linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Sauna time linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

By Beverly Merz Harvard Health Blog After such a long, frigid winter, I wouldn’t mind sitting in a sauna for…

A Golfing Lesson from Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

A Golfing Lesson from Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

By Nancy Maes Back in March, Tiger Woods announced that he was withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational because he…

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…

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.…

Commit to Getting Fat: A Resolution Reboot

Commit to Getting Fat: A Resolution Reboot

By Anthony Bonazzo We’re into the second month of the New Year, and if your 2014 resolution to committing to…

Obesity

Obesity

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

Heads Up

Heads Up

While concussions are prevalent in contact sports, millions of nonathletes incur dangerous concussions, too By Eve Becker The images are…

What Your Body Is Telling You In Your 30s and 40s

What Your Body Is Telling You In Your 30s and 40s

By Morgan Lord When we women leave our 20s and enter our 30s and 40s, we finally peak—comfortable in our…

Welcome Home Mono

Welcome Home Mono

Students returning home for winter break could be carrying the kissing disease By Maryann Pisano With the holidays right around…

When Things Get Steamy

When Things Get Steamy

Can Vagina Steams Aid in Vaginal and Uterine Health? By Megy Karydes Spread your legs wide, she instructed. I obliged,…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Fitness Tips for the Traveler By Anthony Bonazzo Just because you are traveling, doesn’t mean that your fitness routine needs…

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…

Options Against the Flu

Options Against the Flu

This season’s flu shots will be more individualized, but immunization can begin in summer By Megy Karydes Patients who have…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Vaccinations don’t cause autism, they save lives By Dr. Gena Vennikandam For a lot of kids, a trip to the…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Back Pain is Crippling America By Anthony Bonazzo Back pain has become a trendy ailment in American culture. Many people…

Biking Ahead for Safety

Biking Ahead for Safety

Tips for protecting your child’s head with the perfect-fitting bike helmetBy Nancy Maes Parents can’t just buy the bike helmet…

Camping with Food Allergies

Camping with Food Allergies

It’s no one’s favorite activity, but some kids have to face food allergies at summer camp By Nancy Maes Summertime…

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…

Caring for Your Winter Skin

Helpful tips from top area dermatologists By Karen Schwartz It’s wintertime in Chicago, and most likely, your skin looks and…

­­The Un-sexiest Disease in the Room

Why is the idea of improving our heart health so unattractive to us? The problem with cardiovascular disease is that…

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…

Good Oral Health

More at stake than just fresh breath By Terri Yablonsky Stat Your mouth is home to billions of bacteria that…

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

By Lauren Robb Tomorrow (November 15), marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th annual Great American Smokeout. This nationwide event occurs…

The Possibility of Fewer Football Concussions

The Possibility of Fewer Football Concussions

By Stephanie Eder In the ongoing battle against the potential lifelong brain damage caused by concussions from contact sports, especially…

Seeds of Cancer

Science indicates that cancer stem cells play a role in the recurrence of tumors; the challenge now is to find…

It’s Not About STDs. It’s About Fighting Cancer.

How immunizing young girls—and boys—against the human papillomavirus can save lives. By Patrick Kenney Odds are you’ve contracted, are carrying,…

Skin Cancer Weapons

Dermatologists have a useful arsenal against skin cancer By Karen Schwartz Whether you’re lying out on one of Chicago’s beaches…

Undercover Skin Care

By Karen Schwartz Three Chicago-area dermatologists have some important tips for Chicagoans who are spending time out in the sun…

Allergic Food Groups

Caring for a child with food allergies requires knowledge and avoidance of parental diagnosis By Megy Karydes Chicago mother Lourdes Craelius isn’t…

Less Touch Football

Less Touch Football

Pop Warner Limits Practice Contact for Youth Football Players By Alex Lubischer Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. – the largest…

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…

Navigating Back Pain

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

Knowing the Signs: Identifying Ovarian Cancer

Knowing the Signs: Identifying Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of a few diseases known as a “silent killer” because it lacks specific, concrete symptoms. But…