How Lifestyle Changes Helped Minimize My COPD Episodes
Edi Mesa made these lifestyle changes in order to keep COPD episodes to a minimum.
How to Manage Your COPD Flares
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you’re probably no stranger to flares. If you take steps to address symptoms early and find ways to minimize triggers, you can dramatically …
Treating and Managing Mild COPD
Learn how to treat and manage mild COPD.
Considering a Clinical Trial When You Have COPD
Thinking about joining a clinical trial to help your COPD? Jean Rommes shares some of what to expect.
Getting Cancer Care in Rural America
With fewer oncologists in rural areas than in cities, there are challenges in getting cancer care. Find out what may help bridge that gap.
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 …

Common Chemicals: Breast Cancer Link?

Experts discuss whether chemicals in our environment have a connection to the risk of breast cancer.

Charting a roadmap for North Carolina’s growing 65-plus population

By Anne Blythe There’s an old saying that age is just a number. But when you look at the state demographer’s projected growth of the 65-and-older population in North Carolina over the next …

Western North Carolina coalition calls for action on single-use plastic pollution

By Will Atwater Seven months after a provision added to the 2023-24 North Carolina state budget prohibited municipalities from establishing single-use plastic bag ordinances, a group of Western …

The rise of mega-hospitals

By Michelle Crouch When it comes to growth, it seems like hospitals can’t get enough of it. Across the country, a tidal wave of hospital mergers and acquisitions in recent years has created …
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