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  • Dozen in Illinois being monitored, but not quarantined, for Ebola

    Dozen in Illinois being monitored, but not quarantined, for Ebola
    Twelve people in Illinois are being monitored for potential Ebola exposure, officials said Monday as they called for additional steps to prepare for any possible outbreak — which included a proposal for a fund for health care workers exposed to the virus.
  • Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids

    Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids
    In the fight against childhood obesity, there is bad news and good. The percentage of children age 2 to 18 classified as obese based on their waist size held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers reported in a study that was...

    Enterovirus threat bans kids from maternity units

    Enterovirus threat bans kids from maternity units
    For nine long months, 3-year-old Dominick Mastrino excitedly prepared for his upcoming role as a big brother. But when baby sister Vera Antoinette finally arrived at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital last week weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, the fact that she was...

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions
    Some of the Chicago area's most prominent research hospitals — and others that serve its poorest residents — face significant penalties from Medicare for having too many patients in recent years return for a second visit within a month of...

    Christopher R. Wood, chief medical information officer, Loyola University Health System

    Christopher R. Wood, chief medical information officer, Loyola University Health System
    Christopher R. Wood, M.D., has been named chief medical information officer at Maywood-based Loyola University Health System. In the new role, he will help physicians use data to improve care for their patients. Before joining Loyola, Wood, a family...