| Jan 11, 2012
The last two decades could be considered the golden age for advances in anesthesiology, capped in October when the Anesthesia Quality Institute started the first nationwide system for the collection of data that includes individual problems from...
| Nov 30, 2011
A visitor would expect to see the latest weapons in the battle against heart disease or cancer at the new Rush University Medical Center.
But the hospital — which will give the public a sneak preview Dec. 10 — is also stocked with an...
| Jul 20, 2012
Chicago's Brian Thies was at home when the ache he'd been feeling all day suddenly turned into crushing chest pain. Inside the ambulance, paramedics quickly determined he was suffering from the deadliest type of heart attack, an aptly named "widow-maker."...
| Aug 8, 2012
Terri and Joe Sparks were thrilled to learn they were expecting twins eight years ago but worried about exposing the future newborns to germs from their menagerie of dogs and cats.
Terri's obstetrician, however, told the two pet lovers what a recent...
| Aug 1, 2012
The best way to reduce risk for osteoporosis — a thinning and weakening of the bones — seems to be the subject of ongoing debate. This month brought a fresh round of questions after a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine...
| Mar 7, 2012
Peter Miller was a high-powered businessman who owned several electronic security firms when he was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration in 1999.
Like so many people who lose their central vision, Miller couldn't imagine life without the...
| Nov 17, 2011
Suicide by young children is extremely rare, but experts say parents and teachers need to be aware of the warning signs in children suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts.
Last week, Ashlynn Conner, 10, of Ridge Farm, Ill., was found...
| Sep 21, 2011
Free or low-cost screening and treatment: Visit the website of the MetropolitanChicago Breast Cancer Task Force at chicagobreastcancer.org/site/epage/100577_904.htm or call 312-942-3368. In addition, free screening and treatment for the underinsured or...
| Nov 23, 2011
Doctors long have cautioned patients about the consequences of uncontrolled high blood pressure, including heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
Now they can add cognitive decline to that list, after researchers discovered that patients with high...
| Oct 5, 2011
A recent study showing that parents are turning car seats forward too early supports the need for ongoing education efforts on child passenger safety, public health and safety experts say.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...
| Aug 31, 2011
An upcoming clinical trial could help show if a test kit for a common eye ailment will save consumers money and reduce faulty diagnoses, health experts say.
Conjunctivitis, better known as pinkeye and most prevalent in children, causes inflammation of...
| Jun 29, 2011
Boys tossed around a baseball in the front yard at Theofanis Yianas' house in Palatine. Three little girls ran a lemonade stand in his driveway and other children were drawing brightly colored pictures with chalk.
But this was no ordinary play date. This...