Articles by "Kristen Johnson"

Kristen Johnson
Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson, health enews contributor, is a public affairs and marketing manager with Advocate Aurora Health. She previously worked as a speechwriter and staffer on Capitol Hill. She enjoys running marathons, good coffee and exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods.

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What you can learn from Tiger Woods’ recovery from a car crash  Featured
What you can learn from Tiger Woods’ recovery from a car crash
This is how Tiger’s recovery is like eating an elephant.
Women: How to tell if your heart is sick 
Women: How to tell if your heart is sick
The signs and symptoms of heart failure may be different for women, and that’s a big problem when it comes to early detection and treatment.
Women are 10 times more likely to have a broken heart, literally 
Women are 10 times more likely to have a broken heart, literally
Broken hearts aren’t just a metaphor. Broken heart syndrome, otherwise known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy is on the rise, especially for women.
Worried sick? Your heart might be. 
Worried sick? Your heart might be.
Levels of stress, anxiety, loneliness and worry are on the rise due to the pandemic, and it might impact your long-term heart health. Our expert explains why and what you can do about it.
X-ray vision for surgeon speeds recovery from spine surgery 
X-ray vision for surgeon speeds recovery from spine surgery
A new minimally invasive augmented reality (AR) surgical navigation system can offer your surgeon a 3-D view of your unique spinal anatomy during procedures.
Your network might be the key to weight loss 
Your network might be the key to weight loss
Studies show that having a friend or partner join your weight loss journey leads to greater and more lasting results.
Nurse, baby saved after rare pregnancy complication 
Nurse, baby saved after rare pregnancy complication
Amneotic fluid embolisms are very rare, but often fatal for mothers and their infants. What you need to know about the warning signs, and how one mom and her newborn son survived.