You Said It: Alleviate Human Suffering During the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Giving Day

Dear friends, On April 18, we will have the opportunity to lend our support to an important initiative to alleviate human suffering around the world. On that day, we hope you will join us in supporting the Giving Day to benefit the University of Chicago Center for Global Health. The Giving Day will take place […]

How to Find the Best Hospital For You

Having a baby? Have to undergo surgery (boo) or another procedure? Here, local doctors explain how to decide which hospital to trust. Research, research, research. There are a variety of online resources when you’re considering which hospital is best for you. “Hospital Compare and The National Research Corporation are two quality web sites because they […]

ADHD & Diet: What’s the Connection?

There’s a growing suspicion that diet plays a key role in magnifying kids’ ADHD symptoms. But is the link for real? Recent news suggests yes—and no. Earlier this year, The Lancet published findings from a Netherlands study showing that a controlled diet can improve behavior. According to the study, 64% of kids with ADHD are […]

Nina Winner, Celiac Skate, Riverwoods

When Nina Winner’s daughters, Mara and Abigail, go to a sleepover or a birthday party, they have to take packed meals with them.   They can’t eat what the other kids are eating because they have celiac—a genetic auto-immune disease—and their father has it, too. Her daughters’ and husband’s diagnoses inspired Nina to get involved […]

Shop for a Cause: December 2010

Here’s your chance to shop and “Make It Better”—all at the same time. Participate in and enjoy a local “Shop For A Cause” this month: 8th Annual Winter Arts + Crafts Expo
”Shop Your Cause” Night Thursday, December 2, 6-9 p.m. Evanston Art Center, Center for the Visual Arts 
2603 Sheridan Rd., Evanston |  847-475-5300 Beautiful […]

Big Blue's Hour of Power a Success

It was a fundraising effort that topped all expectations. Big Blue Swim School partnered with Make It Better, the OLPH Sharks, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Peter Vanderkaay to raise money for the Ted Mullin Fund for pediatric sarcoma research on March 12 at the Playdium Pool in Glenview. Peter swam with participants and signed […]