Health

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All The Right Moves

Dee Schwaiger is not your typical personal trainer. Her goal isn’t to help people lose weight or run a marathon. Her passion is people with disabilities.“I want...
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Ear Power

When Ann Schueller was pregnant with her fourth child, she noticed a change in her hearing. “Why do you have that up so loud?” her husband would ask, walking i...
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Traffic Safety

In 2008, Tim Russert seemed to be at the top of his game. The high-profile TV journalist and host of “Meet the Press” had been voted one of the 100 ...
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In Good Shape

Amy Klawitter took good care of her breasts. She performed regular monthly self-exams and went for annual mammograms. Healthy and happy – and only 42 year...
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Garden of Healin’

  Nestled among the soaring stone and glass towers of the ever-expanding Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is a tranquil rooftop garden with more th...
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Pregnant Pause

Twelve days after giving birth, at the age of 36, Marguerita Hill suffered a stroke. Her symptoms began with the worst headache she’d ever had. “It was so seve...
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The Healer

Tracy treated casualties in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and Afghanistan, and rose to colonel while sandwiching her Army career around a 15-year break to raise...
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Medical Magic

The first time Jeff Capstran was diagnosed with melanoma, at the age of 25, the treatment was relatively straightforward. The cancer was surgically removed – wi...
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Battle of the Bulge

When B.J. Brill names her life stressors, the list is not short. A demanding job. Long hours and not enough sleep. A mother-in-law with a fractured pelvis. A br...
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The Clean Team

The woman inhouse slippers leaves her Northwest Side apartment building carrying a plastic bottle to the van on the street. What seems an everyday activity – ta...
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Bounty of Bargains

If you’re not careful, lean times can hurt your health. Whether it’s cutting the gym membership in an effort to scrimp or reaching for comfort foods to hel...
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Workout Women

More women in the United States are working out than ever before – and it’s not just college athletes who are closing the gender gap. Between 1972 and 2000, the...