Primary Care

Heart attacks and stroke linked to “gut bugs” 
Heart attacks and stroke linked to “gut bugs”
New research shows that some heart attack and stroke cases are actually linked to bacteria and other microbes living in the human gut.
Can skin cancer put you at risk for other cancers? 
Can skin cancer put you at risk for other cancers?
According to new research, people diagnosed with certain forms of skin cancer could be at risk for developing other cancers in their lifetime.
Costs of treating heart failure will likely double in 20 years 
Costs of treating heart failure will likely double in 20 years
As the U.S. population ages, so will the number of people with life threatening heart disease and the cost to treat it, a new report shows.
Don’t let DIY projects become a medical emergency  Featured
Don’t let DIY projects become a medical emergency
Home improvement is all the rage, but one in five do-it-yourselfers will suffer an injury. Here’s some tips to help you stay out of the emergency room.
Some Illinois counties get an “F” for clean air 
Some Illinois counties get an “F” for clean air
Most Americans are breathing healthier air, according a new report. Find out why some parts of Illinois didn’t make the grade.
Multitasking while driving can be deadly, experts warn 
Multitasking while driving can be deadly, experts warn
New research says many people overate their ability to multitask while driving, which is putting them and others at risk.
Teen prescription drug abuse at all-time high, study finds 
Teen prescription drug abuse at all-time high, study finds
Millions of young people are abusing prescription drugs and many parents don’t realize the dangers. Here’s what you need to know.