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Katharin Czink


San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Katharin:

What it’s like to live — and even thrive — with Stiff Person Syndrome

Most patients often go years without a proper diagnosis. → Read More

Ozempic as a weight loss drug: Is it for everybody?

It’s designed to help patients with diabetes, but Semaglutide – originally marketed as Ozempic — soon became known for its ability to help patients shed pounds — fast. That’s when the drug maker began offering a higher-dose version specifically for weight loss. What happened next was a social-media storm that hasn’t let up. Nurse practitioner […] → Read More

Character and community building are suburban kindergarten teacher’s priority

Mrs. Courtney Loos says character building is her number one priority. → Read More

Data-tracking necklace helps smokers kick habit

Developers hope to tweak the tech so e-cigarette users can benefit. → Read More

Life-saving device helps to steady hands of those with movement disorder

Cala TAPS therapy may be covered by insurance. → Read More

Cancer vaccines getting a boost from science born in Chicago

“We’ve been working on cancer vaccines for about a decade,” the Northwestern University professor said. → Read More

Cancer vaccines getting a boost from science born in Chicago

“We’ve been working on cancer vaccines for about a decade,” the Northwestern University professor said. → Read More

A portable physician on your skin? UChicago doctors unveil glimpse of future medicine

Imagine wearing a sticker on your skin all the time. Dr. Sihong Wang and his colleagues can. → Read More

Study shows hidden danger linked to fast food

The danger is elevated in people who already have comorbidities like diabetes and obesity. → Read More

Dry January failed? Consider ‘damp’ January

Eliminating alcohol, cold turkey for 31 days may be too restrictive. → Read More

Weight loss medication for kids? Doctors urged to address childhood obesity epidemic

Doctors say parents should watch and teach. → Read More

Local doctors explain heart injury that may have led to Damar Hamlin’s collapse

Dr. John P Erwin as watching the Monday Night Football game when the unthinkable happened → Read More

2 years with Covid vaccine: A look back and what is still ahead

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of the first U.S. Covid vaccine shot. On the day the first jab went into the arm of a nurse in Queens, New York, 300,000 people had already died from Covid. As the campaign to get everyone vaccinated slowly rolled out, on December 14 2021, the number grew to 800,000 […] → Read More

Not one needle, but many: Patients turn to acupuncture instead of Botox, fillers

Patients typically require sessions twice a week for at least five weeks to see results. → Read More

No bones about it, running may actually help your knees

Running may actually help your knees! It seems the counter to keeping joints healthy — pounding the pavement repetitively. It must cause wear and tear, right? Well, turns out there’s no more excuses! Mary Colleen Roberts has been running since 1980. “Your body can do so much for you if you just ask it and […] → Read More

New approach to lung cancer has patient diagnosed and treated all in one day

CHICAGO —A new approach to lung cancer: From diagnosis to treatment, all in one day. It’s typically a nerve-wracking delay. You’re told you have a suspicious spot but may have to wait months for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. A local team of doctors wants to make the process more immediate, diagnosing and operating on […] → Read More

Saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood: Is it worth it?

To save or not to save cord blood. The answer is not so simple. For decades, doctors have put the precious resource to good use, most commonly, to treat patients needing a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. It can be a lifesaver for families who chose to bank the cells. But others wonder, “Will […] → Read More

How a little box is preserving hearts, saving lives

CHICAGO — Seventy percent of donor hearts go unused every year. That means people in need never get the lifesaving organ and people who so generously donated never get the chance to have their gift of life recognized upon their death. But with a new device, doctors are breaking through the biggest barriers for heart […] → Read More

Forecast – A Fragile Climate: Lowering water levels spell deep trouble for drought-plagued Southwest

WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling leads the special series Forecast – A Fragile Climate. In his 50 years as a meteorologist, he has seen the atmosphere do things he never thought possible. It’s what compelled him and the WGN team to travel all across the country in search of the very latest climate research and information. […] → Read More

Forecast – A Fragile Climate: NASA minds and technology track the changing planet

In Part 2, Skilling visited his beloved Alaska an area changing three-times faster than other parts of the world. → Read More