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Chicago Magazine is Your Manual for All Things Medical

Friday, December 19, 2008 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, Dec. 18 Chicago magazine, the largest citymonthly in the country, gives readers a valuable tool worth saving with aspecial report on what to do in a medical crisis. The January issue, whichhits newsstands today, spotlights when to get a second opinion, where to finda specialist, and how to manage medical bills, among other issues.

"Nothing is going to make dealing with a medical crisis easy, but armingyourself with information can make it manageable," said Richard Babcock,Chicago editor. "It's a topic that eventually will affect most people."

Find answers to more than two dozen common medical crisis questions abouttopics like clinical trials, keeping records, and communicating your medicalsituation with family and your workplace.

Also in this month's issue, the magazine selects its annual Chicagoans ofthe Year, people who work to make the city a better place to live, andpresents a feature looking back on the local winners and losers in theelection of Barack Obama as president.

Elsewhere in the January issue of Chicago:

-- Need a Life Coach?: Find out what this profession does and how they maybe able to help you.

-- Making the law: Meet Tom Dart, the Cook County sheriff who madenational headlines last fall by refusing to carry our mortgage foreclosureevictions.

Chicago editor Richard Babcock, managing editor Shane Tritsch, and othermembers of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews aboutstories in the December issue. Contact Michael Dizon at 312-222-3165 toschedule an interview.

About Chicago magazine

Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, witha circulation of more than 175,000. In addition, the company publishes severalother titles, including Chicago Home+Garden and Chicago FASHION magazines.Chicago magazine has been honored with many awards, including, in 2004, themost prestigious -- the Ellie award for General Excellence in its circulationcategory, bestowed by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

About Chicago Tribune Media Group

Chicago Tribune Media Group publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning ChicagoTribune as well as related print and interactive media serving Chicagolandlike RedEye, Hoy, Triblocal, TheMash, chicagotribune.com and metromix.com.For more information: Michael Dizon, Communications manager mdizon@tribune.com 312.222.3165

SOURCE Chicago Tribune Media Group
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