Carrie Bradon Jun. 6, 2018, 1:59am

Childbirth is an important moment in your life and it's one that many women face every year. But when it comes to feeling good during pregnancy, there is a lot that goes into it and having the right caregiver has a lot to do with that.

Carrie Bradon May 23, 2018, 3:01pm

It seems that the world is constantly on a quest for health and we'll go to great extremes to ensure that we feel good and our bodies operates well. From going to the gym at 5 a.m. so that we get our exercise in before work to drinking green smoothies that are filled with greens and bitter-tasting herbs, sometimes staying healthy (or trying to) can be rather unpleasant.

Carrie Bradon Mar. 27, 2018, 5:35am

Self-care and self-love will give you the energy you need to give everyone around you the best version of yourself.

Carrie Bradon Jan. 15, 2018, 10:00am

Vantiv, a payment processor and technology provider, is increasing its support for independent businesses through the social media campaign #FranchisePlayers.

Carol Ostrow Dec. 26, 2017, 10:59am

Vend, a top “vendor’s vendor” as a purveyor of transaction solutions for retailers, recently revealed its predictions for 2018 shopping trends — cataloging an even dozen entrepreneurial and consumer expectations.

Carrie Bradon Dec. 18, 2017, 2:49pm

The winter months conjure up memories of many things: time with family, warm drinks, fire places and snowball fights. Another activity that has been loved for thousands of years is ice skating.

Carrie Bradon Dec. 4, 2017, 1:17am

Conventional wisdom regarding health isn’t just about Western medicine nowadays; as information becomes ever more globally accessible, understood and valued, our culture has begun to fully embrace wellness as a conscious choice; and patients of all kinds are discovering feasible health care solutions within alternative medicine practices.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

The power of gift card and loyalty program processing will have your small merchants competing with the big guys.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 24, 2017, 12:00pm

Deploying a slim, efficient payment portal for your merchant is simple with Vantiv’s triPOS Cloud solution.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 22, 2017, 12:00pm

Vantiv is expanding its reach around the globe, which will provide more payments resources for channel partners and their merchants.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 20, 2017, 12:00pm

With cutting edge technology and advisory support, Vantiv provides multiple payments solutions for its channel partners.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

Through personal relationships and quality customer care, Vantiv is providing its channel partners with support to help their own companies grow.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 16, 2017, 12:00pm

When customer retention is on the line, Vantiv is there.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 14, 2017, 12:00pm

Integrity, customer service, team player – these are a few reasons channel partners choose to work with Vantiv.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 10, 2017, 3:14pm

Since the times of the Egyptian Empire, plastic surgery has been employed to fix bodily flaws (though in the ancient times it was used mainly for broken noses, rather than cosmetic perfection). Today, tens of thousands of Americans pay for surgeries in the hopes of improving their physical appearances.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 9, 2017, 3:11pm

Taking care of your body is one of the best decisions you can make, and knowing how to properly care for your skin should not be taken lightly. There are numerous mighty dermatologists in Near North Side, including Ahmad Shatil Amin M.D., at 676 N. St. Clair St. Amin is patient and knowledgeable when it comes to skin care. Because Amin knows how to explain medical terms in an understandable way, many customers have made him their dermatologist.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 5, 2017, 2:57pm

Your smile says a lot about you, so it’s important to have the right specialist caring for your teeth. If you live in the Near North Side, there are plenty of dentists to choose from; the hard part is picking which one to visit. Chicago Dental Studio is at 443 W. Huron St. and features state-of-the-art technology and specialists who are experts in their business. Chicago Dental Studio is a great practice for general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as orthodontics.

Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 11:36am

Keeping your mind and body healthy are incredibly important, especially in a day and age where work and day-to-day life can be so stressful. For many in the Near North Side area, turning to yoga is a great way to incorporate a healthy act of wellness into a daily or weekly routine. 105F Chicago’s Original Hot Yoga- Lincoln Park, is located at 2736A N. Clark St, Chicago IL 60657. As the name suggests, this studio is ideal for those who are partial to hot yoga or an intense workout routine. Customers comment on how clean this studio is— a huge plus for a hot yoga studio.