Music can be good medicine

Music can be good medicine

Jan Stouffer, who works as a board certified music therapist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, uses…

Small changes to upgrade your health

Small changes to upgrade your health

Here’s a secret: It’s easier to outsmart human nature than to overcome it. To do that, try these easy-to-adopt habits…

The truth behind standing desks

The truth behind standing desks

By Robert H. Shmerling, M.D. Harvard Health Letter Are you reading this while standing at your desk? There’s a good…

Walk your way to health with these 5 tips

Walk your way to health with these 5 tips

By Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., and Joyce Hendley, EatingWell You probably know why you should exercise more. Weight management…

Eight ways to lower blood pressure besides cutting sodium

Eight ways to lower blood pressure besides cutting sodium

EatingWell.com When it comes to “natural” ways to improve blood pressure, sodium restriction snags the spotlight. Most experts agree that…

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

By Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D. Harvard Health Blog If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve surely heard that you need…

Health Mastery

Health Mastery

Pain: A Love Message from the Body of You By Kathleen Aharoni Dear Self: I would like to address your…

Diabesity: Giving a name to the abusive relationship between obesity and diabetes

Diabesity: Giving a name to the abusive relationship between obesity and diabetes

By Dr. Gena Vennikandam Ever hear the biblical proverb, “If you find honey, eat just enough.”? These words to the wise…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Shattering the Stigma of Depression By Dr. Gena Vennikandam Since the mid-20th century, when cognitive psychotherapy was being introduced, depression…

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

By Megy Karydes “There are many ways to kick-start healthy eating,” says Kim Gracen, executive chef, Heartland Café in Chicago’s…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Fitness Tips for the Traveler By Anthony Bonazzo Just because you are traveling, doesn’t mean that your fitness routine needs…

Chemical Deal

Chemical Deal

Chemicals in Our Products are Wreaking Havoc on Our Health By Megy Karydes Most of us blindly buy products sold…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

The Hard Truth on Soft Drinks By Anthony Bonazzo There’s a great concern about the amount of sugary soft drinks…

Probiotics

Probiotics

One Bug You Want On Your SideBy Terri Yablonsky Stat Our guts are teeming with billions of bacteria essential to…

Health Mastery

Health Mastery

Vibrant sex through the years By Kathleen Aharoni Ladies! Really? Booty duty? Have we climbed the corporate ladder, become super athletes…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Back Pain is Crippling America By Anthony Bonazzo Back pain has become a trendy ailment in American culture. Many people…

Too Hot To Handle

Too Hot To Handle

A reality check to help cool down summer stresses that can ruin the season and harm your healthBy Donna Shryer…

The Menopausal Appetite

The Menopausal Appetite

By Nancy Maes For some women the triumvirate of binge eating, weight gain and menopause are intricately intertwined. This excessive…

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

By Riley Andersen First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the third year of her Let’s Move! initiative this week…

­­The Un-sexiest Disease in the Room

Why is the idea of improving our heart health so unattractive to us? The problem with cardiovascular disease is that…

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…

Living Too  Large

Living Too Large

A Look at the Chicago Childhood Obesity Epidemic By Morgan Lord When it comes to childhood obesity in Chicago, there’s…

Health Mastery

Tenaciously Stubborn: How the good kind of stubbornness can actually save our lives By Kathleen Aharoni She kept returning to…

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

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

Take a Breather

Take a Breather

Can meditation really help busy people? By Megy Karydes There is no denying it—we are busy. Overscheduled, multitasked and continuously…

Allergic Food Groups

Caring for a child with food allergies requires knowledge and avoidance of parental diagnosis By Megy Karydes Chicago mother Lourdes Craelius isn’t…

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…

Health Mastery

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

Crucial Cool

Staying hydrated and managing your body temp is necessary for Chicago summers By Alex Lubischer Cheryl Carl, 33, never suspected…

Fitness Tips for Winter

With personal trainer, Anthony Bonazzo by Eve Becker Chicago’s freezing temps can make working out in winter more daunting and even dangerous.…

Health Mastery

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

Private Wellness in the Workplace

Private Wellness in the Workplace

In a society concerned with personal privacy, do wellness programs at work cross a line? By Eve Becker In corporations…

Understanding Adult Acne

Understanding Adult Acne

Half of women fight with adult acne. Doctors aren’t sure of the cause but are finding better treatments. by Nancy…

Step-by-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary Part IV

Finding Serenity By Katie Morell With only a few weeks left before the race on Oct. 9, Emily ran her first…

Know Your Stats

Know Your Stats

Men can do well in dealing with prostate cancer by Nancy Maes Most men can rattle off all sorts of…

Health Mastery

by Kathleen Aharoni Hippocrates said, “I would rather know the person with the disease than the disease the person has.”…

The Anatomy of Health: An Integrative Approach to Wellness

When I was in my very active 20s—dancing, biking, hiking—I had severe back and hip pain. I was studying for…