Hearing-Balance Link
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by Dr. Ronna Fisher, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA | Sponsored Content
5d ago
Most people don’t connect their hearing ability with falling. But what you hear — and don’t hear — directly affects your balance. Research shows that even a small decrease in hearing triples your risk of falling, and the worse your hearing gets, the more likely you are to fall. So how are the two connected, and why is your hearing so important to your balance? First, both our sense of balance and our sense of hearing are contained in the inner ear. They share the same nerve pathway to the brain. Both hearing and balance start to decline in our 40s. More than one-third of Americans over age 40 ..read more
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Equity Action
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by Catherine Gianaro
5d ago
Chicago Health Editor-in-Chief moderates opening panel at the Executives’ Club of Chicago annual Health Equity Summit   In its second annual Health Equity Summit held this past Wednesday, The Executives’ Club of Chicago welcomed thought leaders from throughout the city to shed light on the profound disparities in healthcare services across the Chicago metro area. The core concern that many of the panelists work to address: Residents in poorer neighborhoods have significantly shorter life expectancy compared to those in wealthier areas. “We are at an incredible moment in this country,” sai ..read more
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We Asked…
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by Chicago Health
1w ago
We asked readers on social media and in our weekly newsletter to share their thoughts about their most worrisome health concerns. What is one disease or medical issue for which you would most like to see a cure?   Ovarian cancer. I have lost two friends to this horrible disease. The time between diagnosis and death for my two friends was a total of four weeks. —Elizabeth C. Birch, founder & CEO, Home Care Angels II   Cancer. —Loretta Facchini, Riverwoods, Illinois   Hashimoto’s disease, because it affects so many people, and they have to manage daily symptoms.” —B ..read more
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Chicago and The Pill
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by Kate Silver
1w ago
One of the greatest advancements in women’s rights, equality, and healthcare was born in Chicago   ..read more
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The First Black-Owned Hospital in the United States
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by Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
1w ago
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Medical Mission
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by Hana Ahmed
1w ago
How one Chicago neurosurgeon teaches — and learns — unique pediatric neurosurgery techniques around the world   ..read more
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Eating around the Clock
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by Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN
1w ago
How intermittent fasting and circadian rhythms impact health   ..read more
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A Healthier Chicago Pizza
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by Jeanette Hurt
1w ago
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How to Avoid Gym Germs
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by Kelly K. James
1w ago
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How to Keep Moving While You Work
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by Carly Menker
1w ago
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