Chicago Experts Answer Your Covid-19 Questions

Chicago Experts Answer Your Covid-19 Questions

As information about staying safe from Covid-19 seems to change weekly, it’s no wonder that people have a lot of…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: For most men, vasectomy reversal a viable option at any time

Mayo Clinic Q&A: For most men, vasectomy reversal a viable option at any time

By Landon Trost, M.D., Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to have a successful reverse vasectomy nine…

Critical Questions: What to Ask Your Doctor During a Consultation

Critical Questions: What to Ask Your Doctor During a Consultation

By Eve Becker Even if a doctor is in a rush, patients have the right to make sure that their…

Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Simplifying patient communication can lead to better health outcomes By Eve Becker When patients leave the doctor’s office, the control…

Critical Questions: What to Ask When Choosing Medical Care

Critical Questions: What to Ask When Choosing Medical Care

Choosing a primary care physician is critical to your health and wellness. It can be difficult when the marketplace is…

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…

Critical Questions: When is it time to consider palliative or hospice care?

Critical Questions: When is it time to consider palliative or hospice care?

By Karen Schwartz Dr. Gordon Wood, assistant medical director at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter and director of palliative medicine…

Critical Questions about ACA Fallout: Flips in Price and Power

Critical Questions about ACA Fallout: Flips in Price and Power

You do have options. Don’t you?By Tom Mullaney With more people moving into high-deductible health insurance programs, it will pay…

Considering Your Cancer Diagnosis: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Considering Your Cancer Diagnosis: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

A Homemade TreatmentBy Morgan Lord There are many cancer patients who want to get right back to their personal and…

The Equality Equation

The Equality Equation

LGBT equality takes another step forward with American Academy of Pediatrics endorsement of gay marriage By Patrick Kenney Last month’s…

Diagnosed with Infertility: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Mary Wood Molo, a physician at Women’s Health Consultants and director of the IVF program at Rush University Medical…

Heart to Heart

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

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…

Brain Tumors: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Vikram C. Prabhu, MD, FAANS, FACS, Associate Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center 1. What kind of…

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…

Critical Questions for Your Physician and Radiologist

Questions compiled with assistance from Drs. Daniel Appelbaum and Robert Edelman 1. How will this test specifically improve my care?…

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?…

A Quiet Killer

HPV awareness can save lives By Patrick Kenney The Human Papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, is quietly claiming the lives of…

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Questions compiled by Eve Becker as suggested to her by Dr. Gregory Dumanian and Dr. David Song   • Are…

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Reducing the inflammation and painful, swollen, tender joints in rheumatoid arthritis not only gives much greater comfort but also reduces…

Sleep Apnea:  Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Sleep Apnea: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Questions compiled by Eve Becker as told to her by Dr. Babak Mokhlesi and Dr. James Wyatt • Are you…

Restoring the Human Form

Restoring the Human Form

Reconstructive plastic surgery heals…and beautifies by Eve Becker Look beyond the full lips, smooth skin and straight nose. Plastic surgery…

Critical Questions: Infertility

New techniques have been developed to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa, founder and director…

Hip and Knee Replacement: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person’s Guide to Taking Charge, a book co-authored by Dr. S. David…

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Pauline Camacho, director of the Loyola University Health System Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center, encourages patients to approach…

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Diane Yamada, principal investigator at the University of Chicago for the Gynecologic Oncology Group, encourages ovarian cancer patients to…

Diagnosed with Lung Cancer: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Diagnosed with Lung Cancer: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Malcolm DeCamp, professor and chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, encourages…

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Breast cancer treatment is a partnership between the patient and several types of doctors. Patients should first make sure that…