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Advances in Cancer Treatment, the Cost of Multitasking & More: What We’re Reading

Scientists are looking at an entirely new way of killing cancer. Meet Stephanie Lee, a young woman with colon cancer who became the test case and the subject of this week’s long read from Esquire. You can get an update on her case here and more information on colon health here. Culturally, we tend to .. read more

Antibiotics, a $3 Microscope, the 5-Second Rule & More: What We’re Reading

After the release of last week’s  Gallup Well-Being poll, why Americans are getting fatter remains a hot topic. We talk a lot about the need for healthy eating and an active lifestyle, and maintain that both of those things are important to overall health and well-being. But, new reports show that other factors may be contributing .. read more

Obesity by State, Big Yoga News & More: What We’re Reading

Many of us know that yoga feels good, but new research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that yoga can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is associated with heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Among other findings, blood tests showed that for participants doing yoga, all three markers for inflammation dropped by 10 to 15% after three .. read more

Reason to Give: Live and Learn Workshop

At EHS, we’ve embraced our social mission to give back to those in need around us with our money and with our time . In November, we fulfilled part of that mission by donating over $1,000 to the Live and Learn workshop developed by Reason to Give, a Chicago-based non-profit that connects would-be donors with groups .. read more

New Food Labels, Office Fitness & Hank, Milwaukee’s Best Dog: What We’re Reading

Food labels. Even when we take the time to read them, they can be confusing. This week, the Obama administration released proposed changes that may help conscious consumers pick their foods more wisely. The calorie counts are bigger and bolder and, the change most people are talking about: serving sizes are reflective of how much .. read more

An Inside Look at EHS’ Social Mission Committee

In October 2012, EHS launched the Social Mission Committee, bringing together a group dedicated to developing and executing our social mission. Here we are, more than a year later, and I want to take a moment to reflect on my experience as a member of the first SMC committee. It has been more than just .. read more

Texting for Weight Loss, Intense Workouts & a Horse and His Bear: What We’re Reading

Welcome to the last What We’re Reading of 2013. It’s been a great year of health news, fitness tips and cute animals—thanks for reading along with us. Here’s what has us talking this week. The end of the year tends to inspire reflection, so here’s a look back at EHS’ most-read blogs of the year. .. read more

Pets in Costume, Global School Lunches and More: What We’re Reading

This week, we’re starting What We’re Reading with dessert … During the holidays, we subject our pets to antler headbands, bow-ties and more. Here are 50 pictures of pets in costume to boost your holiday spirits—51, actually. Meet Toby (right), our HR Director’s furry friend. Around the world, lots of kids eat lunch at school, .. read more

EHS Supports Gary Comer College Prep

An innovative Chicago charter school relies on EHS to track an essential student program. Gary Comer College Prep (GCCP), a campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, isn’t a typical high school. 96% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, and yet 100% are accepted to four-year colleges. While students plan for .. read more

Ari Levy, Joins the Chicago Life Science Consortium Advisory Board

Co-CEO Ari Levy, MD, is thrilled to be joining the distinguished Chicago Life Science Consortium Advisory Board! The Chicago Life Sciences Consortium (CLSC) is a non-profit organization committed to serving as a key driver for the Chicago area life sciences industries: The Mission is to stimulate life science investment, research and education by bridging private, public, and .. read more

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