Primary Care

Can living near a major road be bad for your kidneys? 
Can living near a major road be bad for your kidneys?
Research shows you could be damaging your kidneys by living close to a busy street. Here’s what you should know.
Tragedy spotlights the importance of organ donation 
Tragedy spotlights the importance of organ donation
The untimely death of a 28-year-old school teacher during last week’s Cubs game, raises awareness about the gift of life.
Plan today for a better tomorrow 
Plan today for a better tomorrow
It’s a tough subject but health experts say it’s better to discuss end-of-life details sooner than later. Planning ahead can help.
Your dog may be helping your heart 
Your dog may be helping your heart
Having a pet, especially a dog, may lower your risk of heart disease says the American Heart Association. Find out why.
Prescription spending down for first time in decades 
Prescription spending down for first time in decades
Americans spent less money on medicine in 2012 than 2011. It’s the first time spending has decreased in 60 years. Here’s what you should know.
7 things you should know about hearing aids 
7 things you should know about hearing aids
If hearing loss is diminishing the quality of your life or that of a loved one, physicians say it might be time to consider hearing aids.
Many hepatitis C patients not getting key follow-up testing 
Many hepatitis C patients not getting key follow-up testing
According to the CDC, half of Americans are not following through with testing measures after being diagnosed with hepatitis C.