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  • The Illinois Turnaround (plain text version)

    The Illinois Turnaround (plain text version)
     Gov. Bruce Rauner distributed the following 44-point plan on two pages prior to his speech Wednesday under the heading " The Illinois Turnaround." This is a text version of the original .pdf file: 1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package  Pass a phased-in...
  • Study identifies ideal plasma ratio for blood transfusions in trauma patients

    Study identifies ideal plasma ratio for blood transfusions in trauma patients
    Many patients arrive at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center bleeding profusely, their lives depending largely on whether doctors can stop the hemorrhaging and replace the lost blood. But doctors at trauma units around the country use...
  • Area runners brave brutal temperatures

    Area runners brave brutal temperatures
    Tom Camacho clocked his 398th straight day of running outdoors on a frigid February morning. He shuffled across patches of ice and hopped over drifts of snow along the lakefront Monday, his navy blue jacket contrasting starkly with the surroundings....
  • Measles: How legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination

    Measles: How legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination
    If there's a silver lining in the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to infected and unvaccinated visitors to Disneyland during the holidays, it's that the crisis may spur state lawmakers to reverse the trend expanding exemptions from mandatory...
  • Readers weigh in on the sad state of medical care

    I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers. I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights

    On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights
    On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well,...
  • Aspirin Benefits Debated And Discussed

    Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do. It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Speak Outs: Route 31 bypass is empty

    Bummed about bypass: The Route 31 Algonquin bypass project that is finally finished might possibly go down as the biggest waste of government spending ever. Route 62 is just packed with cars, but there are no cars on the 31 bypass. What a joke. Donations...
  • Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
    When the Food & Drug Administration recalls your "all natural" dietary supplement for containing prescription pharmaceuticals, you may think that ensures a rapid restoration of the misbranded product to its wholesome natural state, right? Wrong, says...