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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal

    Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal
    The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital. Darlene...
  • Union Praises State Conditions On Waterbury Hospital Acquisition

    — Labor leaders and a community advocacy group on Tuesday praised the state's conditions on a deal between the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital and a for-profit Texas hospital chain that wants to buy it. However, the conditions could change before the...
  • Tastefully New England highlights area restaurants

    The menu read like something out of a dream: braised short ribs, brew-brined chicken, crispy skinned duck breast, prime rib au jus and baked stuffed shrimp. And those were just five of the specialty dishes at the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of...
  • Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says

    Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says
    New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America’s childhood obesity crisis: denial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is “about right.”...
  • Councilman wants health grades displayed at Baltimore restaurants

    Councilman wants health grades displayed at Baltimore restaurants
    A city councilman is pushing a bill that would require every restaurant in Baltimore to post a health grade based on the facility's cleanliness — but some restaurants are pushing back. "We know this policy has been proven across the country to be...