Mostly Cloudy
80°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Health & Fitness

  • Dr. Barb Webster sees bright future for dentistry

    The field of dentistry is far-reaching; there are many fascinating facets to it, from the scientific side involving materials and techniques, to how t ...
    June 17, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Pilates mats a good start toward 'true' core fitness

    True physical fitness – strength, stability, balance, health – is not necessarily achieved by "pumping iron" to build up those biceps, triceps and abs ...
    June 3, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Healthy lifestyle reverses heart disease

    Beating about 100,000 times a day, your heart works round-the-clock.  To keep every beat strong, Dr. Umang Patel, Woodridge Clinic, says, “People need ...
    May 1, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • An ode to an American pastime

    Babe Ruth once said, “Baseball was, is and always will be – to me – the best game in the world.”  T ...
    June 1, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • Real men do yoga

    E ven though yoga was practiced by men in India 5,000 years ago, when the discipline was introduced to this country in the 1960s, it was practiced pr ...
    June 1, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Manage stress; live better

    The secret to handling stress isn’t avoiding it but managing it, according to Dr. Anuj Jain, Family Medicine at Woodridge Clinic, with offices in Wood ...
    May 18, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Retrain your brain to improve balance

           Vertigo is that dizziness you get when you quickly get up, bend over or turn your head. If it happens frequently, there may be a problem in yo ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • When something good causes something bad

    Medicines are supposed to help us, right?  We all know about side effects.  But what happens when the drugs taken for serious health conditions cause ...
    May 3, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • The power of peace of mind

    Women, make your health a priority. Whether you’re a young woman just starting out, a busy mom work ...
    April 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Dedicated to serving others

    A s the president of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Kathleen Yosko’s days include meetings, fundraising projects and business developm ...
    April 28, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Drug tests help employers, employees

    “From pre-employment to steroid usage in athletes, there are many scenarios that warrant drug testing,” explains Dr. Aunj Jain, Family and Internal Me ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Braces can help you have beautiful, straight teeth

    Most people aren’t blessed with perfect teeth.  Some teeth may come in crooked or overlap with one another, or your bite might be misaligned (creating ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Say no to cotton swabs

    Cotton-tipped swabs may feel good twirling in your ears, but they’re bad for ear health, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO).  T ...
    April 18, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Find the
    latest edition
    near you