Strokes Can Happen to Anyone

Erin Gianaras had an ischemic stroke when she was only 27 years old. Her powerful story brings awareness to stroke risk factors, symptoms and recovery expectations.

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.






Treating Vascular Disease: A Condition That Inhibits Walking

Vascular disease is any condition that affects the network of blood vessels in your body. It’s common in people over age 50, but is treatable thanks to new procedures available at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, in Elgin.






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.






Safeguarding Your Children’s Health

Parents have plenty to worry about — sickness, injuries, disease — but thankfully our region’s health systems are an ever-present partner in keeping our youngsters healthy. Discover a few ways our local hospitals are staying engaged.






Orthopedic Treatments to Keep Bodies Active

Aches and pains aren’t what they used to be. Discover some of the incredible new advancements that are helping to shorten recovery times and reduce the need for invasive surgeries.






Saving Lives with Advanced Cancer Treatments

Nearly 41 percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, but thanks to new technologies and procedures, many cancer patients are finding safer and easier treatments. Here are a few.






Success Story: Advanced Preventative Cardiology

Meet a cardiologist who’s found success in treating heart disease and helping patients to live heart-healthy lifestyles.






What Women Should Know About Their Health

Women often put their families’ health above their own, but there are many reasons why women should be ready to catch their own health problems. Learn from these doctors how to protect yourself.






Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

77 N. Airlite Street, Elgin
(847) 695-3200