Health in Oak Forest, IL

Mothers with certain bad habits may increase the risk to their kids. Does "Do as I say, not as I do" really work?

Jewel Osco Registered Dietitians
When you stop and think about what makes you happy, have you ever considered how food choices contribute to your happiness? Emerging research suggests eating more fruit and veggies can help improve happiness, life satisfaction and emotional wellbeing.1 In fact, those who eat fruit and vegetables every day of the week are more likely to report being happy and satisfied with their…

Female teens and preteens are starting to take contraceptives earlier to combat acne, PMS and irregular periods, but is it the right choice?

Drinking the recommended amount of H2O can be hard. Check out these ideas to stay hydrated.

At-home colonoscopy tests are becoming more common, but are they the best option for you?

Discover how the annual Fourth of July hot dog contest can cause more harm than good to your body.

Want to make a change but wondering how to stay motivated? Dr. Srini Pillay talks about the things that can impact personal motivation and the power of a sense of meaning to help you stick with your goals.

Hank Gnaidek was working out at a neighborhood gym in Alsip when his heart simply stopped.

Read how a mother and daughter duo embrace positivity after a recent breast cancer diagnosis.

Find out how this serious condition has been linked to frequent drug use by adolescents.

NORMAL — A program to provide young doctors with experience and patients with health care in Central Illinois will have a greater community benefit beginning Monday.

For a cool, summer drink, mash kiwi and strawberries and mix with plain seltzer and ice.

Reduce extra gardening stress so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

This leukemia and stroke survivor can be described by one word: determination.

You may want to reconsider your evening nightcap after reading this.

A low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides a cup of healthy vegetables per serving!

Playing board games and reading books may be casual pastimes, but new research suggests that activities like these can have a real impact on a person’s risk for developing dementia in old age.