Varicose Veins: Not So Vain

Varicose Veins: Not So Vain

Varicose veins are a common ailment in the United States, says Michael Shao, MD, a vascular surgeon at Swedish Covenant…

Integrative Cancer Treatment

Integrative Cancer Treatment

From nutritional therapy to off-label drugs, holistic approaches help patients heal In this age of one-size-fits-all medicine, doctors who practice…

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Source: University of Michigan Medical School whatdoctorsknow.com Anyone who takes medicine to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down…

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…

The Rare Disease that Killed a Comedic Legend

The Rare Disease that Killed a Comedic Legend

Photo by Justin Hoch By Rhonda Alexander Many knew Harold Ramis, but few know what killed him. The celebrated Hollywood…

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,…

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…

The Unshakeable Truth

The Unshakeable Truth

Assumptions about Parkinson’s may slow the cure’s progressBy Nancy Maes Misconceptions about Parkinson’s disease are common. The casual observer who…

Forget Your Lines

Forget Your Lines

Memory Ensemble and Lookingglass Theatre use improv to help Alzheimer’s patients By Nancy Maes Physicians encourage Alzheimer’s patients to stay…

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…