Some seniors may be better off to opt-out of skin cancer removal surgery 
Some seniors may be better off to opt-out of skin cancer removal surgery
A new study says that for seniors with skin cancer, surgery may not be the best option.
Heart surgery gets 100-year-old dancing again  Featured
Heart surgery gets 100-year-old dancing again
Doctors say Irene Vicich, a 100-year-old Chicago resident might be the “the oldest patient in the world” to undergo a new procedure to replace her aortic valve.
5 tips to stay in shape after retirement 
5 tips to stay in shape after retirement
Keeping fit after retirement is critical for mental and physical health. Here are a few ways to boost your fitness as you age.
Nearly half of Americans willing to donate a kidney to a stranger 
Nearly half of Americans willing to donate a kidney to a stranger
A new poll finds that 47 percent of Americans are willing to donate their kidney to someone they never met.
Dental van delivers smiles to those in need  Featured
Dental van delivers smiles to those in need
From grade schoolers to seniors, smiles are an expression of happiness and confidence. Read how one mobile dentistry program is delivering much needed dental care across Chicago.
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.
Is total joint replacement surgery right for you?  Featured
Is total joint replacement surgery right for you?
Many people who need a hip or knee replacement often suffer for years before getting help. Find out what treatment options could help ease your pain.