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The choices you make each day can have a huge effect on your health. Rush offers a wealth of resources to help you make good ones. Browse health information and tips for maintaining your health from Rush University Medical Center.

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Some people believe low testosterone (or low T) is just a natural part of aging for men, while others tout testosterone replacement therapy as a proverbial fountain of youth. As Rush urologist Laurence Levine, MD, explains, the truth about low T lies somewhere in the middle. 

With obesity at epidemic levels, many people consider bariatric surgery. Yet, misconceptions about sleeve gastrectomy, Lap-Band and gastric bypass surgeries keep many people from pursuing these procedures — all of which are effective ways to treat this disease. We asked a bariatric surgeon at Rush to weigh in and separate fact from fiction.

Medications can help ease pains and cure diseases. But sometimes, mixing medications with other drugs, foods or supplements can result in unwanted side effects. Knowing about potential interactions — and how to prevent them — can keep you and your family safe.

A number of body-wide health issues can disguise themselves as foot problems. So we checked in with two experts from Rush — Joel Augustin, MD, a family medicine specialist, and Simon Lee, MD, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon — about what your feet might be trying to tell you.

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Supports and empowers individuals and their families who face Alzheimer's disease early in life.
Support and promotion of healthy greiving for parents who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant death.
An educational and support group for both care-partners and patients with Parkinson's disease.
For patients under age 60 who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.