Chicago Health’s COVID-19 Resource Guide

Chicago Health’s COVID-19 Resource Guide

With millions of people in Illinois unemployed, under lockdown and caring for loved ones, we’ve developed a list of local…

Pain and Mental Health

Pain and Mental Health

When chronic pain strikes, depression and anxiety can follow Chronic pain is more than a physical problem. Those who suffer…

PRP: A Promising Panacea or a  Premature Procedure?

PRP: A Promising Panacea or a Premature Procedure?

Can a patient’s own platelet-enhanced blood augment traditional orthopedic procedures and reduce post-surgical healing time? By Ellen Blum Barish The…

Funding the Cancer War

Funding the Cancer War

Despite the money spent on fighting the disease, we’re still searching for the cure to win by Alex Lubischer Bad…

Adults with Autism and Brain Injuries

Adults with Autism and Brain Injuries

Image courtesy of The Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation When faced with medical or developmental challenges, it helps to…

Chicago-Based Website Helps Individuals Buy Health Insurance

Chicago-Based Website Helps Individuals Buy Health Insurance

By Leigh Page GoHealth is a Chicago-based website that people can access if they can’t get group coverage through their…

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…

Above and Beyond

By Megy Karydes Learning that someone you love has cancer often unleashes a whirlwind of emotions from fear to anger.…

Doxil Drama

Doxil Drama

The FDA’s approval of generic Doxil has begun to ease shortages of the cancer drug By Patrick Kenney Over the…

The Primary Problem

As the population grows, so does the need for effective primary care. Yet the number of family doctors has dwindled,…

The Cost of Delaying Childbirth

The Cost of Delaying Childbirth

Celebs can afford to do it, can you? So many stories abound about celebrities in their late 30s or 40s…

Going Above and Beyond

Shining the spotlight on Chicago’s charitable organizations By Megy Karydes There is no shortage of nonprofit organizations doing great work…

Online Resources For Choosing a Hospital or Doctor

Online Resources For Choosing a Hospital or Doctor

The Internet offers an array of websites designed to help patients evaluate doctors and hospitals. But which one is best?…

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

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

Sweet Technology

Sweet Technology

Living with and managing type 1 diabetes November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and with over 8 percent of the…

Surprising Breast Cancer Research

Surprising Breast Cancer Research

Intriguing findings from this year’s breast cancer studies Researchers have been hard at work all year long, publishing a slew…

Long Live Some of Us

Long Live Some of Us

Life expectancy in Cook County is a function of geography; access to grocery stores The health and longevity of Cook…

Access to Care

Access to Care

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

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

When the heart fails, it’s time to consider a transplant Glenn Bovard didn’t realize he’d had a heart attack six…

Worth the Risk

Worth the Risk

Cancer trials come with uncertain outcomes that can lead to innovations When patients are diagnosed with cancer, they are hit…

Undercover Skin Care

Undercover Skin Care

Three Chicago-area dermatologists have some important tips for Chicagoans who are spending time out in the sun this summer. “I…

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed

How electronic medical records are improving an outdated system Once upon a time, to find a book at the library you…

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

A conversation about heart health with Loyola’s Dr. Binh An P. Phan Men and women are different. Should the two…

Health Mastery

Health Mastery

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

Where is all the Medicine?

Where is all the Medicine?

Rampant drug shortages demand the attention of everyone—from patients to Obama Every year, there are periods during which certain drugs…

Cancer’s Target

Cancer’s Target

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer and most difficult to treat The announcement that Steve Jobs…

A Quiet Killer

A Quiet Killer

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

Sleeping Safe and Sound

Sleeping Safe and Sound

Snoring can be a sign of life-threatening sleep apnea Loud, disruptive snoring is certainly no treat, as any afflicted spouse…

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…

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…