Getting smart about dense breast tissue

Getting smart about dense breast tissue

Above image: four level breast density scale By Laura Drucker Chiqeeta Jameson woke up with a start one morning 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…

Questionable Screenings

Questionable Screenings

Timing is everything in avoiding unnecessary risks that can come with cancer screenings By Nancy Maes Screenings for cancer are…

The Pap Education

The Pap Education

Are women demanding unnecessary tests? By Megy Karydes A cancer that starts the day after a negative Papanicolaou (Pap) test,…

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…

The Dying Brain – Part 2

The Dying Brain – Part 2

When brain dead means total death By Morgan Lord Read Part 1 Seventy-five years ago, the concept of brain death…

Skin Cancer Weapons

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…

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Opinions keep changing on when mammograms should be administered By Nancy Maes Television personality Giuliana Rancic, 37, a Chicagoan, shone…

Health Mastery

Health Mastery

HPV and Males: Moms and Dads, Let’s Talk By Kathleen Aharoni Before my son left for his freshman year at…

The Power of Pink

The Power of Pink

Chicago is home to a range of organizations raising breast cancer awareness and offering assistance to those affected by the…