Health Library - The University of Chicago Medicine
Health Library
Health Library Explorer
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A-Z Listings Contact Us
Health Library

Finding the Fats in Your Blood

Learn about the fats in your blood. Then take the time to get your cholesterol checked!

Read more

Caffeine Quiz

Learn how caffeine affects the body, and what health problems it has been linked to.

Take quiz

Understanding the Teen Brain

It doesn't matter how smart your teen is or how well he or she scored on the SAT. Good judgment isn't something he or she can excel in, at least not yet. Experts say a teen's brain won't be fully developed until he or she is at least 25 years old. Learn how to parent this evolving teen brain.

Read more

Are Modified Foods Safe?

Researchers looked at genetically engineered crops and gave them a green light for safety.

Read more

slider loader
WELLNESS CENTER
Back and Neck Care
Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
Asthma
Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Smell and taste problems can have a big impact on our lives. Because these senses contribute substantially to our enjoyment of life, our desire to eat, and be social, smell and taste disorders can be serious.

    There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

      Genetics can play a role in whether you develop certain diseases. Think heart disease. Your risk for this condition is higher if you have a family history of it. A new study suggests that genetics may also up the risk for chronic pancreatitis in some