Spotlight on Swedish Covent Hospital: Bruce Instantly Recovers From Years of Back Pain With State-of-the-Art Procedure

by David Modica It began with a collision with a bike messenger in downtown Chicago more than 20 years ago. Two ruptured disks were repaired by a surgeon, and he was soon pain free. But as he aged, Bruce’s repaired disks began to weigh onRead more

Sharing the road: bike safety tips for Chicago cyclists and motorists

by David Modica For many, biking is more than a hobby. It can be a source of transportation, passion or even a way of life. Most importantly, it’s downright fun.  The good news for Windy City residents is that Chicago is ahead of the gameRead more

Galter LifeCenter Member Maintains Youth With Group Fitness Classes and Massage Therapy

Edward Mendoza has always believed in the importance of exercise. When he was 30 and working in construction, he noticed many 60-somethings were out of shape and unhappy. Now retired, he’s happy to have chosen a more active path, studying martial arts and using hisRead more

Your Feet and Your Health

by David Modica Just in time for strappy sandal season, a recent article by The Active Times suggests that your feet can tell you a lot about what’s going on with the rest of your body. Learn what to look for, and they can beRead more

Treating the Whole Patient:

Functional Medicine is the Key to a New You by David Modica It’s the 21st Century, and medical research is rapidly discovering what makes you tick and keeps you ticking; but with unlimited access to information on the internet, and a plethora of watered-down medicalRead more

Proper Diet Increases Cognitive Performance and Protects Against Alzheimer’s

by David Modica Everyone experiences moments when they suddenly draw a blank, unable to recall a fact or a detail thought of just moments before. It’s no myth that the frequency of situations like this can increase over time, as brain function has been provenRead more

Physical Fitness: A Way of Life That Helped Save a Life!

It’s proven that working out can improve quality of life and often extend life expectancy. For north side Chicago resident Dan Tepke, his time at Galter LifeCenter succeeded in doing both! In addition to regular exercise, Dan utilized personal training at Galter LifeCenter in combinationRead more