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Past articles by Dina:

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

CDC survey shows US teen girls experiencing more sadness, violence than ever

Dr. Sonya Sandhu, a psychiatry specialist in Chicago and the suburbs, joined WGN Evening News to discuss the CDC’s report. → 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

Marshall Field’s mystery gift from 1985 revealed

CHICAGO — The Marshall Field’s time capsule mystery gift has been revealed. Debbie Katich, of Aurora, was selected to open the wrapped box at Resale Connection in Downers Grove Thursday. She was the lucky winner out of 1100 raffle entrees. The owner of the store, Larry Guenther, acquired the wrapped Marshall Field’s gift from a […] → 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

Private prayer service to be held for Chicago’s ‘Walking Man’

CHICAGO — A homeless man who died months after being set on fire will be remembered at a private prayer service later this month. The ceremony for Joseph Kromelis, known to Chicagoans as the “Walking Man,” will be held on January 23. The 75-year-old was doused with flammable liquid as he slept on Lower Wabash […] → 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

Yale scientists look into new way to diagnose ADHD

CHICAGO — ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have trouble focusing and regulating their activity level. A diagnosis is typically made by observing behavior and doctors know what shows on the outside stems from particular areas of the brain. Now, new research reveals the changes are […] → 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