Don’t Be So Afraid of the Word ‘Cancer’

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and patients themselves. Learn some truths about cancer from medical experts in our region.

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.

Caring for Hearts

Find out how advancements in heart care are helping to save lives.

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.

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.

Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green

With only a year under his belt as regional dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Dr. Alex Stagnaro has been busy making a difference.

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.

What to Know About Infectious Disease

Ebola, MRSA, HIV and rabies are just a few examples of these microbial infestations. Learn how to protect yourself from harm, and how our area hospitals keep patients healthy and well-informed.

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.

Men’s Health: Take Action Now to Prevent Disease

Men are faced with the possibility of several life-threatening diseases, but luckily, some of the right preventive measures can help to reduce their chances. Learn about some of the dangers and preventive steps that older men can take.