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US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink

US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink

FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, a Wall Street sign is mounted near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are heading lower in early trading Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink

US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink

NEW YORK | It was a rough start to October for financial markets.

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Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

Dr. Edward Goodman, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, listens to a reporters question during a news conference about an Ebola infected patient at his hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Federal health officials confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in t…

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Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

FILE - This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus. U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, came word that it had happened: A traveler in a Dal…

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Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

An ambulance pulls into the Dallas Fire-Rescue station 37 in Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Three EMT's from this location are under a 21 day quarantine after a patient they transported tested positive for Ebola. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

An ambulance pulls into the Dallas Fire-Rescue station 37 in Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Three EMT's from this location are under a 21 day quarantine after a patient they transported tested positive for Ebola. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

DALLAS | Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

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Cook County authorities probe Dolton animal hospital

DOLTON | A south suburban animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said.

September 22, 2014 8:00 pm
State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has sketched out how it will promote Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to eligible Hoosiers, even though federal officials have yet to approve the governor's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion.

August 10, 2014 10:20 pm Related
SSC graduates first class of Speech Language Pathology Assistant students

SSC graduates first class of Speech Language Pathology Assistant students

Jeff Waddy, far left, dean of Allied Health & Careers, and Don Manning, far right, SSC president, pose with the first class of Speech Language Pathology Assistant students.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
SSC graduates first class of Speech Language Pathology Assistant students

SSC graduates first class of Speech Language Pathology Assistant students

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College, 15800 S. State St., has graduated its first class of Speech Language Pathology Assistant students.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Dec…

August 01, 2014 2:10 pm

Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators allege a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee, according to a formal complaint filed Monday.

July 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

CHICAGO | Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.

July 23, 2014 12:14 pm

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

CHICAGO | First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., relates to students on Monday how he disliked getting shots during a recent hospital stay as he visited the Southland Health Care Forum in Matteson, Ill.

June 30, 2014 4:05 pm
Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

Durbin tours south suburban facility that puts people to work in medical careers

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center, watches CNA instructor Kim Pina, left, help students Deja Williams and Maghann Goodman practice rolling over a patient during his visit Monday to the Southland Health Care Forum in Matteson, Ill., during a fact-finding mission. The nonprofit trains unem…

June 30, 2014 4:05 pm

Tool to compare health plans tested with consumers

CHICAGO | A website that offers Illinois consumers more information about insurance costs could help address widespread confusion about choosing a plan on the government sites that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care law.

March 07, 2014 12:40 pm

Company to expand facilities offering health care in South Holland, Calumet City

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Christian Community Health Center is beginning work to expand two facilities it operates in the south suburbs.

February 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

WASHINGTON | Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.

February 22, 2014 11:22 am
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