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  • June 27: Open up, Leo

    Cancer 06.22-07.21 You may rise to the bait like everyone else and voice your opinion about the latest issues. In return, you could get hooked on a broader philosophy or be subjected to a lecture. Leo 07.22-08.22 You are willing to share your good...
  • July 5: Leo will test boundaries

    Cancer 06.21-07.22 You and a partner should behave like the United States and remain indivisible even if there are a few people who interfere. Exercise patience for the next few days. Leo 07.23-08.22 A competitive spirit makes you eager to test limits,...
  • 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...
  • 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." State health rules say day cares must be inspected twice a year if they...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes

    Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes
    Among a generation of kids ranging from today's 15-year-olds to babies only now being contemplated, shifting the minimum legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 across the United States now would prevent a quarter-million premature deaths, says a...
  • Four Ebola quotes that may come back to haunt CDC's Tom Frieden

    Four Ebola quotes that may come back to haunt CDC's Tom Frieden
    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is appearing before a House panel Thursday morning to meet congressional accusers who are prepared to use the public health official’s own words about Ebola against him....
  • Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

    Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
    Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts emphasize that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying...