Migraine: What to Do When Your Pain Is Dismissed
A migraine diagnosis is a key part of your treatment plan. Here’s what to do if your doctor isn’t taking your pain seriously.
When Your Period Signals a Problem
Pain, bleeding, and missed periods may be signs that something is wrong.
Hate Taking Pills? For Some Drugs, You Won’t Need To
New dissolving films and mouth patches could replace pills for prescriptions
Heart-Liver Surgery May Help Patients Excluded from Transplant List
Patients with both heart and liver diseases are usually turned away from organ transplant lists. A new dual procedure aims to give them another chance.
Living With CLL in the Later Stages
When chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) reaches its advanced stages, it can be stressful and exhausting. But you don’t have to go it alone.
Most people don’t connect their hearing ability with falling. But what you hear — and don’t hear — directly affects your balance. Research shows that even a small decrease in hearing triples …
Chicago Health Editor-in-Chief moderates opening panel at the Executives’ Club of Chicago annual Health Equity Summit   In its second annual Health Equity Summit held this past Wednesday, The …
We asked readers on social media and in our weekly newsletter to share their thoughts about their most worrisome health concerns. What is one disease or medical issue for which you would most like …
One of the greatest advancements in women’s rights, equality, and healthcare was born in Chicago   Fact checked by Shannon Sparks   For 73-year-old Sue Straus, there is a distinct before and …

Talking to Your Doctor About CLL Clinical Trials

Are you looking for a clinical trial to help treat your chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)? Find out what you need to know before you sign up.

Indigenous principles inspire Rights of Nature movement to combat environmental threats

By Will Atwater The organizers of the first Earth Day event in 1970 wanted to raise awareness of the environment in the collective consciousness. Now, a half-century later, environmentalists are …

Wilson County deploys overdose reversal kits to combat epidemic of opioid deaths 

By Jaymie Baxley Small purple boxes have become a promising tool in Wilson County’s fight to lessen the deadly toll of the opioid epidemic.  ONEbox is a first aid-like kit that contains doses …

Guilford County leads the state on fetal, infant death reviews

By Jennifer Fernandez Guilford County has been tracking infant deaths for decades, yet officials there continue to struggle with high death rates and no answers. Jean Workman and Leandra Vernon …
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