Information for Women: Be Proactive About Your Health

Both breast cancer and heart disease affect many women, and new treatment techniques are improving outcomes considerably. Learn what you should do when something seems out of the ordinary.

How Regional Experts are Curing Cancer

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and even patients themselves. Learn how medical experts in our region play a part in curing care.






Surgical Advancements That Improve Our Lives

Surgery still can be scary for a patient, but with the major advancements that have happened over the past half-century, operations are now safer than ever before.






Cause for Hope: The Bold New Word in Cancer Treatment

Take hope in new technologies, treatments and surgeries that are catching cancer earlier and increasing the odds of survival for those diagnosed with this terrible disease.






Health Tips: Celebrate the Season Without the Weight Gain

Maintaining your weight during the holiday season is tough, what with all that rich, heavy food around. Tiffanie Young, of Centegra Health System, offers pointers on how to eat smart and have fun.






Five Tips for Staying on a Healthy Track

Getting in shape and staying healthy this winter doesn’t have to be a chore. Lindsay Boeke, at Centegra Health Bridge, in Crystal Lake and Huntley, shares a few easy ideas.






How Kids’ Bad Habits Lead to Health Crises

Those little habits you learn as a kid could come back to bite you as an adult. Learn from these experts why it’s so important to teach kids healthy habits, before they become a statistic.






Specialty Medicine: Treating Those Little Pains That Steal Your Joy

Those little nuisances that we all suffer from — headaches, runny nose, sore joints — may be nothing, or they could be the signals of bigger troubles. Learn about some common pains and how they affect you.






In Women’s Health Care, Knowledge is Power

Simple events to promote health and wellness among women are just part of the new programs and procedures that can help women stay healthy and happy. Learn what suburban-area health networks are leading the way.