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.
Boosting Physician Q and A 
Boosting Physician Q and A
The American Heart Association is encouraging doctors and other clinicians to ask heart patients more quality-of-life questions. Find out why.
4 bites that could really bug you 
4 bites that could really bug you
From bed bugs to pesky mosquitoes, most insect bites are no more than a nuisance, but some bug bites may require medical attention.
Nurses on the front lines of care and health policy  Featured
Nurses on the front lines of care and health policy
At one of Illinois’ largest health systems, nurses get an opportunity to play a much bigger role in impacting health care policy.