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  • Chicago food safety inspectors overlook hundreds of day cares

    Chicago food safety inspectors overlook hundreds of day cares
    Chicago health inspectors failed to visit hundreds of day cares that prepare and serve food to young children last year, an oversight city officials attributed to "human error."
  • After stroke treatment advances, hospitals changing approach

     After stroke treatment advances, hospitals changing approach
    Hospitals in Illinois and across the country are changing the way they treat strokes after a battery of recent clinical trials found that swift surgical intervention improves the odds that patients will function normally again. Instead of trying to...

    Dental care advocates wary of Illinois' cuts to low-cost services

    Dental care advocates wary of Illinois' cuts to low-cost services
    For social service providers who have witnessed the state's frequent flip-flops on funding dental benefits for low-income adults, the prospect of the program getting axed again is a bad case of history repeating itself. Just three years ago, Illinois'...

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...

    Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care

    Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care
    Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said her son, Bob Salata Jr. Despite a sleep...