Archived Chicago health chats

Archived Chicago health chats

Get your questions about sports medicine, children's health, aging, diseases, insurance and other topics answered. Just ask the experts in our new live health chats, moderated by some of the country's leading health journalists.

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Benefits of children roughhousing

1:00 PM EDT, August 2, 2011

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Benefits of children roughhousing

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, August 2. It was about the benefits of roughhousing and how to safely do it with your children. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelists: Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J.Cohen.

Staying out of the nursing home

1:00 PM EDT, July 26, 2011

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Staying out of the nursing home

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 26. It was about keeping senior citizens out of nursing homes. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: David Fisher and Anthony Ohotto, M.D.

Childhood cancer survivors

1:00 PM EDT, July 19, 2011

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Childhood cancer survivors

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 19. It was about surviving childhood cancer. Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton. Panelists: Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt, Melinda Stolley, Ph.D., and Jessica Ittner, RN.

Providing a safe environment for children

1:00 PM EDT, July 12, 2011

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Providing a safe environment for children

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 12. It was about creating the safest, healthiest environment for children. Moderator: Trine Tsouderos. Panelist: Dr. Carl Baum.

Digital medical records transition

12:00 PM EDT, July 7, 2011

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Digital medical records transition

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thursday, July 7. It was about new and coming consumer uses of medical records. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelists: Jim Anfield and Bill Flamm.

Children with ADHD

1:00 PM EDT, July 5, 2011

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Children with ADHD

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 5. It was about children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelists: Dr. Lawrence Diller and Katherine Ellison.

Children living with a disability

1:00 PM EDT, June 28, 2011

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Children living with a disability

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 28. It was about the challenges disabled children face and how parents can help them thrive. Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton. Panelists: Beth K. Ryan, Maria Z. Sander and Faye Manaster.

Dealing with Alzheimer's

1:00 PM EDT, June 21, 2011

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Dealing with Alzheimer's

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 21. It was about dealing with Alzheimer's. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Darby Morhardt and Tory Eitz.

Big savings on generic drugs

12:00 PM EDT, June 9, 2011

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Big savings on generic drugs

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thursday, June 9. It was about generic drugs, and how patients and consumers will soon benefit from huge savings from key brand name drugs losing patent protection. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelist: Michael Kleinrock.

Staying safe in the hospital

1:00 PM EDT, June 7, 2011

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Staying safe in the hospital

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 7. It was about hospital safety with Tribune reporter. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Dr. Julia Hallisy and Lisa McGiffert.

Nature deficit disorder

1:00 PM EDT, May 31, 2011

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Nature deficit disorder

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, May 31. It was about children, the outdoors and "nature deficit disorder. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelist: Richard Louv.

Children's summertime safety

1:00 PM EDT, May 24, 2011

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Children's summertime safety

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, May 24. It was about how to keep kids healthy during the upcoming summer. Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton. Panelists: Dr. Ken Polin and Andrea Garces.

Viruses: Influenza, HIV, XMRV

1:00 PM EDT, May 17, 2011

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Viruses: Influenza, HIV, XMRV

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, May 17. It was about viruses. Moderator: Trine Tsouderos. Panelist: Dr. Vincent Racaniello.

Preventing medical errors

12:00 PM EDT, May 12, 2011

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Preventing medical errors

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thursday, May 12. It was about medical errors and how patients and consumers can take an active role in helping prevent them. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelist: Dr. Paul Schyve.

Plastic and developing children

1:00 PM EDT, May 10, 2011

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Plastic and developing children

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, May 10. It was about the adverse effects of plastic near developing children. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelist: Susan Freinkel and Dr. Shanna Swan.

Older men's sexual health

1:00 PM EDT, May 3, 2011

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Older men's sexual health

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, May 3. It was about older men's sexual health. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Dr. Laurence Levine and Dr. Andy McCullough.

Children's developmental milestones

1:00 PM EDT, April 26, 2011

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Children's developmental milestones

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, April 26, for an hour-long chat about how parents can help their children reach critical developmental milestones, and discuss techniques that do not work. Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton. Panelist: Dr. Michael Pitt.

Avoiding Internet pseudoscience

1:00 PM EDT, April 19, 2011

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Avoiding Internet pseudoscience

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, April 19. It was about filtering through pseudoscience on the Internet. Moderator: Trine Tsouderos. Panelist: Robert Goldberg.

Changing ownership of hospitals and your patient care

12:00 PM EDT, April 14, 2011

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Changing ownership of hospitals and your patient care

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thursday, April 14. It was about how a national wave of hospital sales and mergers may impact your patient care. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelists: Kenneth Robbins and Scott Becker.

Food dye and hyperactivity

1:00 PM EDT, April 12, 2011

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Food dye and hyperactivity

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on April 12. It was about the possible link between food dye and hyperactivity. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelist: Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Older women's sexual health

1:00 PM EDT, April 5, 2011

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Older women's sexual health

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, April 5. It was about older women's sexual health. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Dr. Lauren Streicher and Sheryl Kingsberg.

Children, teens and sleep

1:00 PM EDT, March 29, 2011

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Children, teens and sleep

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, March 29. It was about children's and teens' sleeping habits. Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton. Panelists: Dr. Judith Owens and Dr. Stephen Sheldon.

Vaccine safety

2:00 PM EDT, March 22, 2011

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Vaccine safety

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, March 22. It was about vaccines, vaccine safety, the anti-vaccine movement and vaccine injury. Moderator: Trine Tsouderos. Panelist: Dr. Paul Offit.

Changing role of neighborhood pharmacists

12:00 PM EDT, March 17, 2011

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Changing role of neighborhood pharmacists

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thurs., March 17. It was about the changing role of your neighborhood pharmacist due to the 2014 health care law. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelist: Richard Ashworth.

Babies' sleeping issues

1:00 PM EDT, March 15, 2011

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Babies' sleeping issues

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tues., March 15. It was about how to resolve babies' sleep issues. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Pediatricians Dr. Marc Weissbluth, Dr. Bob Sears.

Transitioning from hospital to home

1:00 PM EST, March 8, 2011

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Transitioning from hospital to home

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, March 8. It was about the transition from hospital to home. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Robyn Golden, Madeleine Rooney.

Childhood mental illness

1:00 PM EST, March 1, 2011

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Childhood mental illness

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tues., March 1. It was about childhood mental illness. Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton. Panelist: Dr. Bennett Leventhal.

Alternative treatments for Alzheimer's, ALS and other neurological conditions

1:00 PM EST, February 22, 2011

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Alternative treatments

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tues., Feb. 22. It was about alternative medicine for Alzheimer's, ALS and other neurological conditions. Moderator: Trine Tsouderos. Panelist: Dr. Steven Novella.

Health care law changes

12:00 PM EST, February 17, 2011

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Health care law changes

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thurs., Feb. 17. The chat was about suggested health care law changes from medical providers. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelist: Dr. Cecil Wilson.

Winter illnesses

1:00 PM EST, February 15, 2011

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Winter illnesses

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT), Feb. 15. The chat was about family winter illnesses. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelist: Dr. Ari Brown.

Hormone therapy and menopause

1:00 PM EST, February 8, 2011

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Hormone therapy and menopause

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, February 8. The chat was about hormone therapy and menopause. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Dr. Richard Santen, Dr. Cynthia A. Stuenkel.

Kids and tobacco

1:00 PM EST, February 1, 2011

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Kids and tobacco

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, Feb. 1. The chat was about kids and tobacco. Moderator: Deborah Shelton. Panelists: Danny McGoldrick and Dr. Jonathan Winickoff.

Detoxing

1:00 PM EST, January 25, 2011

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Detoxing therapy

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The chat was about detoxing. Moderator: Trine Tsouderos. Panelist: Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Health care overhaul

12:00 PM EST, January 20, 2010

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Health care overhaul

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thursday, Jan. 20. The chat was about company health care costs. Moderator: Bruce Japsen. Panelist: Dr. Glen Stream.

Youth sports injuries

1:00 PM EST, January 18, 2010

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Rescheduled: Youth sports injuries

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The chat was about youth sports injuries. Moderator: Julie Deardorff. Panelist: Brian Grasso.

Caregiving

1:00 PM EST, January 11, 2011

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Caregiving

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tues., Jan. 11. The chat was about caregiving. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Margaret Mintz and Jody Winer.

Children's eating disorders

1:00 PM EST, January 4, 2011

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Children's eating disorders

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, Jan. 4. The chat was about children's eating disorders. Moderator: Deborah Shelton. Panelist: Dr. David S. Rosen.

Employer health care costs

12:00 PM EST, December 16, 2010

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Employer health care costs

This chat was at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Thursday, Dec. 16. The chat was about employer health care costs. Moderator: Bruce Jaspen. Panelist: Sara Taylor.

Medicare

1:00 PM EST, December 7, 2010

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The ABCs of Medicare

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The chat was about Medicare and how to enroll in this health program for baby boomers turning 65. Moderator: Judy Graham. Panelists: Doug Goggin-Callahan, Hannah Oakland, Nathan Heggem, Akiko Takano, Susan Batkin.

Managing children's food allergies at school

1:00 PM EST, November 30, 2010

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Managing children's food allergies at school

This chat was at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The discussion was about how parents can manage their children's food allergies in a school setting. Moderator: Deborah Shelton. Panelist: Dr. Jennifer Kim.

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