Exercise

The Family That Eats Together…

June 23, 2010

Attaining a healthy weight is often billed as an individual pursuit, with television commercials eagerly encouraging customers to take hold of their habits. But for all the calorie-counting and exercise schedules you can give a person, their [Read more]

Videos: Heart Health & Risk

May 24, 2010

Last October, a group of Illinois legislators visited the University of Chicago Medical Center for two days of education and discussion about cardiovascular medicine and health care reform, part of a nationwide “Legislator in the Lab” [Read more]

The Dangerous Edge of Gene Doping

March 2, 2010

Please welcome Laurel Mylonas-Orwig, author of today’s post and a new contributor to the blog! Every two years, the best athletes in the world gather to compete in the modern Olympic Games. Against a backdrop of sand or snow, these seemingly [Read more]

Last Night a Bee Gee Saved My Life

August 20, 2009

The committee members who make up the shortlist for the  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine each year might want to start listing an unlikely trio of medical researchers: The Brothers Gibb, otherwise known as The Bee Gees. Last fall, David [Read more]