THINKING ABOUT THE BRAIN: Doctors and scientists at Rush University Medical Center are looking for better ways to identify and treat the disease.
HEARTS AND MINDS: While confronting the country’s looming obesity epidemic, Donald Lloyd-Jones has developed a ten-year plan to change the way people think about cardiovascular health
Women comprise nearly a third of all U.S. physicians, and the numbers continue to grow.
As the medical community has belatedly acknowledged, women experience many diseases differently than men—and they are more prone to a number of ailments. Fortunately, Chicago today stands at the epicenter of women’s health research. In the following pages, we examine the latest developments on a wide range of medical fronts that have particular urgency for women
BLOCKING THE BABY BUMP: With a high-tech assist from local high schoolers, Dr. Melissa Gilliam hopes to change attitudes about contraception and reduce the large number of teenage pregnancies
Kids at a South Side charter school craft a trio of short films, including one titled “How to Use a Condom.”
Ilene Cooper pens an unauthorized bio for tweens.
Native Chicagoan Michelle Obama married a skinny kid with a funny name. She’s keeping it real.