urban health initiative

The All-Out Assault On Diabetes

January 12, 2012

By Dianna Douglas Imagine your doctor says he plans to increase your oral medication to control your diabetes. You do not like taking pills. Should you: A. Not rock the boat with your doctor and agree to take the increased dosage? B. Agree, but keep [Read more]

Mapping Out the Starting Point

February 17, 2011

When health disparities in urban populations are discussed at the University of Chicago Medical Center, it’s not an abstract, far-away concept. Only a few blocks west and south of the hospital campus are some of the poorest neighborhoods in [Read more]