Babies Start Connecting Words Earlier Than You Think


Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults' language than you might think. More >

FHN Speaker Series – February 7

Don’t Go Slip Slidin’ Away This Valentine’s Day!


Learn how to avoid slips and falls as well as the types of tendon/muscle sprain/strains and orthopaedic injuries they can cause. Join FHN and Andrew Blint, MD, a provider in FHN's Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Department and one of just a handful of board-certified orthopaedic traumatologists in northwest Illinois, for a FREE presentation. More >

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids


Taking folic acid and multivitamins during pregnancy could reduce your child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. More >

Itchy Misery

What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox


Have a child with chickenpox? Don't despair. There are a number of things you can do to care for a child with this disease. More >

Fruits Slow Lungs' Aging Process

Two Foods Could Help Ex-Smokers' Lungs Heal


For smokers who've managed to quit, the road to fully repairing lungs damaged by the habit may seem like a long one. More >

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers


Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise their odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers. More >

Spoon-Feeding Not Necessarily Safer for Babies


When babies are ready to eat solid foods, those who feed themselves some finger foods are no more likely to choke than babies who are spoon-fed, new research found. More >

Ward Off Glaucoma

Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?


A spot of hot tea in the afternoon might help you save your sight, new research suggests. More >

Spoiler Alert: No

Will These Home Remedies Help Your Sore Throat?


Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. More >

Ketogenic Diet for Kids

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail


For children with epilepsy who don't find relief from their seizures with medication, a tightly controlled nutrition plan might help, a pair of new studies suggests. More >

Baby Boomers Aging

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report


As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. More >

Less Likely to Have Caregivers

Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?


Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds. More >