| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Easing pain with a simple injection. It's not a medication but a remedy already in your own body.
The path to pain free, a needle stick. Blood is drawn, then spun.
Vasili Karas, Research Coordinator: "This is the patient's blood after it spun down in...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 8:56 PM
Many Chicago-area hospitals that screen for and treat breast cancer cannot prove they are meeting several widely accepted quality standards, according to a first-of-its-kind study set to be released Thursday.
The Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium,...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 12:00 PM
A dangerous, often deadly bacterium resistant to the most powerful antibiotics known to medicine is spreading in Chicago hospitals and nursing homes, prompting an effort to mobilize a regionwide response.
Known as KPC for short, Klebsiella pneumoniae...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:31 PM
Big news today on the lung cancer front -- a way to detect the disease earlier and possibly save lives. But in finding cancer, are doctors also finding too many benign lesions? Some perspective on a groundbreaking study.
53,000 people were enrolled....
| Nov 28, 2010
We've all seen the kids in their skinny jeans and baggy plaids slouching their way to school, nearly collapsing from the weight of those insanely giant backpacks.
How many moms and dads on any given school day lift those jammed school bags and say, "What...
| 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."...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:29 AM
Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th) remained in the hospital Monday morning after she collapsed at an Englewood neighborhood music festival hosted by her office on the South Side.
Paramedics were called to 63rd and Peoria streets about 7:55 p.m. Sunday and took...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Ald. JoAnn Thompson, 16th, is “resting comfortably” and “doing fine” this morning after she collapsed due to exhaustion Sunday night, according to the alderman’s office.
Thompson was enjoying music and mingling with...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2012
Back in 1978, when Y-Me began in the south suburbs, information on breast cancer was scarce. A new patient often would receive little more than a brochure from her doctor, then be sent home to cope with a life-altering disease rarely discussed in polite...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:39 PM
On the eve of Wednesday's board vote on school closings and turnarounds, Chicago Public Schools has reached a deal with community leaders on the West Side to bring in a new neighborhood high school to replace Crane Tech, which is expected to begin a...
| Feb 22, 2012
For centuries, there have been songs, writings and proclamations about losing love, with many often using the term "a broken heart" to describe the pain.
But it appears there is medical truth to the notion that a traumatic emotional experience can lead...