Don’t Worry, Gen Z, Your Face Isn’t Aging Faster Than Others
Some members of Generation Z are worried they are aging more quickly, thanks to social media influencers selling products. But skin care experts said the claim is false. Rather, it largely boils down …
Changing Entrenched Health Beliefs Is Not Impossible
Some people with deep-rooted beliefs on a wide range of health topics – from COVID vaccination to mental health stigma to foods including genetically modified organisms – could be persuaded to …
Facing My Smoking Triggers
Smoking Triggers: Learn to identify and manage triggers to quit smoking.
Get Past Your Fears About Quitting Smoking
Common quit smoking fears are debunked by experts, who offer tips on how to face and overcome worries such as weight gain or becoming stressed out.
Surprise Pregnancy: Could It Happen to You?
Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. Find out how this happens so often, from user error to irregular periods.
Most people don’t connect their hearing ability with falling. But what you hear — and don’t hear — directly affects your balance. Research shows that even a small decrease in hearing triples …
Chicago Health Editor-in-Chief moderates opening panel at the Executives’ Club of Chicago annual Health Equity Summit   In its second annual Health Equity Summit held this past Wednesday, The …
We asked readers on social media and in our weekly newsletter to share their thoughts about their most worrisome health concerns. What is one disease or medical issue for which you would most like …
One of the greatest advancements in women’s rights, equality, and healthcare was born in Chicago   Fact checked by Shannon Sparks   For 73-year-old Sue Straus, there is a distinct before and …

The Truth About Whole-Body Scans

What to know about whole-body CT scans and DEXA scans for body composition.

Wilson County deploys overdose reversal kits to combat epidemic of opioid deaths 

By Jaymie Baxley Small purple boxes have become a promising tool in Wilson County’s fight to lessen the deadly toll of the opioid epidemic.  ONEbox is a first aid-like kit that contains doses …

Guilford County leads the state on fetal, infant death reviews

By Jennifer Fernandez Guilford County has been tracking infant deaths for decades, yet officials there continue to struggle with high death rates and no answers. Jean Workman and Leandra Vernon …

Guilford County leads the state on fetal, infant death reviews

By Jennifer Fernandez Guilford County has been tracking infant deaths for decades, yet officials there continue to struggle with high death rates and no answers. Jean Workman and Leandra Vernon …
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