The best diet — a plant-based diet — should be high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and lower in pork, turkey, chicken and red meat.
Get tested ASAP to find out your “bad” cholesterol number because your long-term health may depend on it.
It tends to run in families, affects women more than men, and is associated with sleeplessness and traumatic stress, experts say.
Doctors develop more precise treatments with the help of 3D mammography, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and automated whole breast ultrasound.
The easiest way to stay healthy is to think of tasty substitutes for old standbys when you’re preparing meals.
Indoor activities ranging from weightlifting to water aerobics to recreational leagues for soccer, volleyball, basketball are available at area YMCAs.
When we stare at screens — whether on smartphones, laptops or desktop computers — we blink less often. Blinking matters because it moisturizes eyes.
Cutting-edge technology is helping young people retain their hearing even while they’re bombarded with earbud, headphone, and surround-sound clamor.
Many people see dancing as a way to improve balance, flexibility and lose weight. Studies now show that dancing can help brains stay sharp, too.
Support groups exist for both caregivers and for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Skin cancer is now the fastest-rising human malignancy, especially affecting young people.
The Polish Museum of America is West Town tries to stay relevant — long was a centerpiece of Chicago’s oldest, biggest ethnic-Polish neighborhood.
Ex-Marine from Lincolnshire Kathleen Carroll has a new mission: boosting Amazon’s workforce in the Chicago area and across Illinois by 2,000 jobs.
The Lupus Foundation of America, based in Washington, D.C., has designated May as Lupus Awareness Month, and May 10 as World Lupus Day.