Putting Treatments into Motion

Putting Treatments into Motion

Parkinson’s disease — a progressive movement disorder — has no cure, but better treatments are giving more hope If you…

Stolen Memories

Stolen Memories

The losses of Alzheimer’s disease mount for patients and their families Lynn Roberts first noticed her mother’s memory issues in…

Electrical Stimulation for Epilepsy

Electrical Stimulation for Epilepsy

Some seizure sufferers who haven’t found relief from their anti-seizure medications or other therapies may benefit from innovative devices that…

Tennis Elbow: How to Avoid It and What to Do if You Can’t

Tennis Elbow: How to Avoid It and What to Do if You Can’t

Last summer, I picked up tennis after a 30-year hiatus. I joined a summer tennis club and headed to the…

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…

The Chicago Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder a far cry from clinical depression By Jenny Allen We’ve all been there. It’s the dead of…

Seeds of Cancer

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

Access to Care

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

Spider Veins

Spider Veins

By Megy Karydes Can you get spider veins from crossing your legs? Or wearing high heels? Are they genetic? Well,…

A Crash Course in Celiac Disease and Children

By Eve Becker In children, the symptoms are many and varied: chronic diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, abdominal bloating, fatigue, growth…

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Facing down an incurable cancer with optimism and research by Patrick Kenney In late November of 2006, the pain in…

Uncovering Concussions

How They’re Changing Our Brains and the Game It’s nearly kickoff. Families and friends nationwide gather around the television and…

CT Scan Conundrum

Radioactive scans can save lives, but at what risk? by Eve Becker Over the past decade, the number of computerized…

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…

Navigating Back Pain

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

Drugging our Kids

Will drugs cure ADHD, or are we overdosing? by Eve Becker Who isn’t familiar with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD or…

New Age of Diabetes

Rare form of diabetes being treated with new approach By Jessica Reaves November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and unfortunately, the…

Cancer’s Target

Cancer’s Target

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer and most difficult to treat By John Otrompke The announcement…

Fighting Young

Fighting Young

When it comes to pediatric cancer, there are many uncertainties.  But clinical trials are quickly saving more and more lives…

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…

The Brain at War

The Brain at War

A Cure for Chronic Migraine Pain May Only be a Decade Away by Nancy Maes The word migraine comes from…

Think Pink: Innovations and Advancements in Breast Health

Think Pink: Innovations and Advancements in Breast Health

Breast cancer and fear go hand in hand. Both the disease and its treatment can be frightening and overwhelming. But…

Bone Deep: All About Osteoporosis

It’s all too easy to take our bones for granted. Day to day, they feel so strong and permanent, but…