Articles by "Kate Thayer"

Kate Thayer
Kate Thayer

Kate Thayer, health enews contributor, is a public affairs coordinator with Advocate Health Care. She spent nearly two decades as a journalist, most recently as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. Throughout her career, Kate has written about public health, politics, government, education and legal issues, along with human interest stories. She enjoys running, podcasts and her twin daughters.

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Genetics can raise your heart attack risk 
Genetics can raise your heart attack risk
This group is more at risk.
These are the tests to expect when you go to the doctor 
These are the tests to expect when you go to the doctor
It’s important not to skip those annual visits, especially now.
“Don’t wait to be asked.” 
“Don’t wait to be asked.”
Pharmacist Megan Corrigan’s dual role isn’t a typical one. But she believes in seizing opportunities – and that often means speaking up for yourself.
Choose one of these five goals for a healthier 2022 
Choose one of these five goals for a healthier 2022
Decide which part of a healthy lifestyle is most important to you.
When to get that first mammogram – it might be younger than you think 
When to get that first mammogram – it might be younger than you think
While doctors advise most women to start annual mammograms at 40, some factors call for earlier screening.
Are you feeling more down than usual? You’re not alone. 
Are you feeling more down than usual? You’re not alone.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more people were suffering from anxiety and depression disorders this year than in 2019.
‘What kept me going was just the motivation to have a better life’ 
‘What kept me going was just the motivation to have a better life’
Robespiere Nunez spends his nights transporting patients but his days interning with the finance department at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.