Your guide to living healthier and better in Chicago.

The CDC recommends thoroughly washing greens or buying ones labeled as “ready to eat,” “triple washed” or “no washing necessary.”
These highly profitable facilities often charge $5,000 a month or more and then layer on fees at every step.
Noises such as chewing, slurping, sniffing and heavy breathing are common triggers of the disorder.
The drive, which kicked off earlier this month and runs through the holiday season, also raises awareness for the work of the Memphis-based hospital, which was founded by her father, the late TV star Danny Thomas.
The healthiest side dishes switch up the flavor, texture and nutritional profile.
Seniors face challenges in getting around and, ah, getting it on, Randi Forrest says, and need an outlet to share concerns — including how to get by in a world geared to younger people.
The researchers concluded that the difference in results was large enough to misclassify millions of people as having hypertension when it was actually in the normal range.
Under most circumstances, it’s nothing to worry about, but if it persists, spreads or gets progressively worse, see a doctor.
Omega-3s are most commonly found in fish, though you also get them from dark leafy greens, flax seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts.
A decline in the sense of smell has been found to be an early symptom of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
It can occur when the protective barriers around your fingernails or toenails are breached due to an injury, an ingrown toenail, even from biting your nails or cuticles.
A new report shows fewer high school students are vaping. About 10% said they used electronic cigarettes in the previous month, down from 14% last year.
A stroll through a south suburban strip mall might help me finally let go of those fancy dresses I no longer need.
A thunderclap headache can be a warning sign of a life-threatening condition including severely high blood pressure, bleeding in the brain or bacterial meningitis.
Grains are an important source of fiber, B vitamins, complex carbohydrates and minerals like iron, magnesium and selenium.
You might consider adding peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries and fortified foods to your diet to help boost your intake of vitamin C.
Consumed whole, fresh or dried, soybeans contain a bounty of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Anyone using a sleep medication should time the dose to have a few waking hours at the end of the flight to recover from any grogginess or other possible aftereffects.
It runs through Dec. 7, with potentially dozens of options to choose from, including traditional Medicare and privately run Medicare Advantage plans.
Bitter flavors are an important part of our sense of taste, helping balance sweet, salty and sour notes prevalent in modern foods.
The Lurie Cancer Center Hispanic Breast Cancer Clinic and support groups, including Sisters Working It Out, offer patients of color health care access, community and hope.
After a lifetime of service, seniors dealing with the onslaught of telephone scammers.
Health data show these types of screenings can save and extend lives. But the guidelines for these tests are not hard and fast rules but recommendations.
American breakfast foods generally aren’t ideal, tending to favor foods like processed meats (bacon, sausage), pastries and high-sugar cereals.