| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A federally backed watchdog group says it has identified at least five more deaths involving poor care at a troubled Chicago nursing facility for disabled children and young adults, as well as a pattern of the home destroying evidence of medication...
| May 6, 2011
| 9:16 AM
Who: Nicole Heran
What: Heran is a project engineer – operations with Skanska USA Building.
Her responsibilities include setting up initial contracts at the start of build jobs. She helps with the permit process. She prepares bid packages.
| Apr 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a man, and I have been experiencing night sweats several times a night. They are more severe in the early morning. Can you explain a possible cause and treatment?
ANSWER: Having night sweats from time to time is common. The vast...
| Jun 30, 2010
Keith Kujawa has always been hesitant about going to doctors, in part because he feared they might find something wrong with him.
But when he did finally see one at the insistence of an aunt and uncle—who believed Kujawa, 37, had a seizure during...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 1:09 PM
When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...
| Sep 8, 2010
Two weeks after her baby came into the world, Alicia Crews was still scared to hold her new daughter, Indira, against her breast.
She was 1 pound, 3 ounces at birth — about the size of a newborn puppy.
"She's so light, I couldn't feel her on me,"...
| Jun 21, 2010
By the time women reach 44 years old, roughly 85% have given birth. Yet even though pregnancy and childbirth are so commonplace, health insurance coverage and support services to keep mothers and babies healthy are often seriously deficient.
| May 25, 2010
After a difficult pregnancy, weeks of bed rest and an emergency cesarean section, Liz Logelin got only a quick peek at her daughter before the newborn, healthy but premature, was whisked away to the neonatal unit.
The next day, a nurse arrived with a...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 5:15 PM
State authorities say they have found a way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually to carry out safety reforms in nursing homes without dipping into Illinois' depleted coffers.
Under a bill passed by the General Assembly early Wednesday, the...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 6:57 PM
Even before Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark nursing home safety reforms into law Thursday in a room packed with senior citizens, top state officials have been working behind the scenes to implement many provisions of the new legislation aimed at ending...
| May 9, 2010
After years of frustration, authorities and advocates believed this spring represented their last and best opportunity to reform Illinois' troubled nursing homes.
Still, it took tense negotiations and an 11th-hour deal to strike a historic bill that aims...