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  • Medicare fraud-busters target Chicago

    Medicare fraud-busters target Chicago
    Day after day, the delivery trucks arrived at the building on Chicago's North Side, bringing walkers, hospital beds and wheelchairs to residents. But there was a problem: Most of the older men and women getting the equipment were healthy and didn't...
  • Adults with disabilities poised to win more housing options

    Adults with disabilities poised to win more housing options
    Thousands of Illinois adults with developmental disabilities — many of whom have spent years on a 21,000-plus waiting list for state services — will soon have more choices in housing under a proposed settlement to a long-running federal...
  • Public housing going smoke-free

    Public housing going smoke-free
    Betty A. Smith had become accustomed to holding a tissue over her mouth to combat the secondhand smoke that would infiltrate her apartment. After years of raising concerns, the 83-year-old lung cancer survivor and former smoker has literally found...
  • Illinois lawmakers target bath salts used as a drug

    Illinois lawmakers target bath salts used as a drug
    Following bans on salvia and synthetic marijuana, Illinois lawmakers are now trying to curb the latest store-bought choice of people looking to get high: bath salts. These are not the Epsom salts that Aunt Ethel used to sprinkle in a warm tub, nor are...
  • Little Company of Mary steps up as a primary stroke center

    Little Company of Mary steps up as a primary stroke center
    When Joseph Smiley fainted in front of his home on a recent evening, the quick thinking of neighbors and expert doctors and nurses helped turn the life-threatening incident into a stroke success story. Neighbors called 911, and an ambulance sped Smiley,...
  • Doctor accused of preying on patients And he's still practicing

    The patient from Mount Prospect was at a low point when she turned to Allan Aven, her longtime family physician, for help. Chronic vertigo and vomiting had left less than 90 pounds on her 5-foot-3 frame. Surgery to address those problems was...
  • Clearing the air on Metra pollution

    Clearing the air on Metra pollution
    Metra says it doesn't have enough money to replace its oldest, dirtiest locomotives, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday nudged the transit agency to find ways to clear the air in Chicago's soot-choked rail stations and inside the train cars that carry...
  • State declines to investigate vast majority of hospital complaints

    State declines to investigate vast majority of hospital complaints
    A patient at Harrisburg Medical Center complained to the state that a bacterial infection spreading through the hospital had already killed one person and that nurses and doctors did not wear protective gowns and gloves. How did Illinois officials...
  • Defying the odds, conjoined twins in Chicago celebrate their first birthday

    Defying the odds, conjoined twins in Chicago celebrate their first birthday
    Defying the odds, conjoined twins born critically ill last year in University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago have reached a major milestone: their first birthday. Doctors did not expect Kaydon and Kameron Hayes to live this long, and even had...
  • Donations to keep school's teams on the go

    Donations to keep school's teams on the go
    SPRINGFIELD — Donations from Chicago-area residents and a not-for-profit organization will keep athletes from the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired traveling to out-of-state competitions through next year. After last week's Tribune story...
  • Poison center offers expert advice, 'calming voice'

    Poison center offers expert advice, 'calming voice'
    The day started normally for dozens of families across the state. Then, at some point, things took a turn. A father spotted his young daughter eating pain relief cream. A mother discovered her 6-year-old holding a package with six Children's Tylenols...