What Really Happens in the Emergency Room

From the ordinary and the bizarre to the downright miraculous, the experiences that happen inside the hospital emergency room vary from day to day. See what physicians are really up to inside our local ERs.

SwedishAmerican: Helping Patients During the Cancer Journey

Discover a Rockford-area facility designed not only for medical care but all of the supportive services help to make cancer treatment easier for patients.






The Biggest Threats to Women’s Health

Your health isn’t something to ignore. Learn about some key threats to women’s health and how to prevent problematic conditions.






Surgery: Ancient Art, Modern Miracles

Surgery still can be scary for a patient, but with the major advancements that have happened over the past half-century, operations are now safer than ever before.






New Hope for Cancer Patients

Today, a cancer diagnosis holds less cause for fear. Continuous innovation in medicines, procedures and therapies gives fresh hope to patients that lives can be spared and lived to the fullest.






Rockford’s Midtown Rising

The Midtown District of Rockford is experiencing a rebirth as developers rescue its lovely old buildings from years of disrepair. Paul Anthony Arco leads a tour of this neighborhood where a new community is thriving.






Heart Disease: What Are Your Risks?

Heart disease kills nearly one in three Americans, but many of its causes are easily preventable. Learn how some simple habits can make a big difference.






Just Breathe: Advancing New Treatments for Lung Disease

With tens of millions of Americans suffering from cancer and other diseases to our airways, it’s essential to be aware of the causes and methods of prevention through common-sense lifestyle choices.






Geriatric Medicine: Getting Old Isn’t for Sissies

There’s plenty we can do to help our bodies feel their best at any age. Here are a few helpful hints from our area physicians.






SwedishAmerican Foundation: One House at a Time

This is how a neighborhood is restored to better health. Since 2000, this hospital’s foundation has invested more than $4.6 million to improve its surrounding blocks. See what happens when people do well by doing good.