Health & Fitness - 18
Danna Krischke, a fitness instructor at Peak Fitness, in Loves Park, Ill., leads a CX Worx fitness class, which combines music with exercise. (Chris Linden photo)
Wintertime Workout: How to Burn Off That Holiday Cheer

Stand by your New Year’s Resolutions this year with a wintertime workout routine. Learn how to craft a winning workout, and learn how one local gym makes it easy for the family to stay in shape.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Karen Thompson consults with Radiation Oncologist Dr. Samuel Andrews and Medical Oncologist Dr. Sharon Shipp at SwedishAmerican’s Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Center.
Fighting the Rise in Preventable Cancers

Diagnosing and treating simple forms of cancer is becoming easier than ever, thanks to new advancements. Meet the doctors dedicated to helping patients fight this preventable disease.

Optometrist Dr. William Hillmann examines a patient at Primary Eye Care Centers in Rockford. He says regular eye exams should begin during infancy. (Rebecca O'Malley photo)
Seeing Clearly: Treating Common Vision Problems

Vision is probably our most important sense, but we often take it for granted. Learn about some common eye problems and the effective treatments now available.

Dr. Barry Barnes performs outpatient surgery at FHN in Freeport. About 75 percent of elective surgeries there are performed on an outpatient basis.
Outpatient Surgery: The Doctor is In; The Patient is Out

Outpatient surgeries are becoming an increasingly popular option, thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and pain management – a “win-win-win” for patients, hospitals and insurance providers alike.

Gordon Chu, neurosurgeon
Dr. Gordon Kwok Tung Chu, Neurosurgeon

Meet a neurosurgeon whose specialty is spinal disorders and tumor-related operations.