Published: Feb. 25, 2011 @ 3:37 p.m.
BRIAN E. MOORE, M.D.: An NFL player's suicide resurfaces questions over the long-term effects of playing football that could include repeated traumatic brain damage or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which could play a role in dementia or depression.
Published: Feb. 23, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Francisco Yuvienco, a cardiologist with the Springfield Clinic, provides the answers about preventive care when it comes to cardiovascular disease in a Q and A.
Published: Feb. 22, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: Pushing yourself in workouts is beneficial to other areas of your life. Learning how to ignore your body's signals of pain teaches you lessons about work, family life and every day stress.
Published: Feb. 21, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
CARRIE SKOGSBERG: Although heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, most of its risk factors are avoidable, especially the factors known as "bad habits" - smoking and poor food choices.
Published: Feb. 19, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
DR. JEFF HERSH: Q: I have both acid reflux and asthma, and for me they seem to go hand in hand. Is there a connection between these two diseases?
Published: Feb. 18, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m.
The federal government is recommending that Americans cut back on their salt intake. Dr. Josh Ellison, a family medicine physician at Memorial's North Dirksen Medical Associates, provides the answers in a Q and A on how to cut back on salt.
Published: Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
DR. CASSANDRA CLAMAN: As dermatologists, we are very concerned that reports linking the health benefits of vitamin D to unprotected sun exposure may be misleading to the public about the real dangers of sun exposure, the leading and most preventable cause of skin cancer.
Published: Feb. 16, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
GUSTAVO MOSQUERA, M.D.: When you're debating whether you should get an annual physical, keep in mind that prevention is the best reason to consider one.
Heart attacks remain the leading cause of death. Annual physicals are a good way for you to identify risk factors for coronary artery disease, such as high cholesterol, high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, obesity or family history.
Published: Feb. 15, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans according to the Lupus Foundation of America. Dr. Anne V. Miller, an assistant professor of internal medicine, specializing in rheumatology, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, explains in a Q and A the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and what are the treatments for lupus.
Published: Feb. 14, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: I would like to share some more books I have come across that have made an impact on my life. These are all worth reading and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.