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WASHINGTON | The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of the blockbuster antidepressant Cymbalta, offering lower-cost access to one of the most widely prescribed treatments for depression, anxiety and other disorders.
HAZEL CREST | Advocate South Suburban Hospital, 17800 S. Kedzie Ave., announces that registered nurse Jim Zolnowski has been named nurse manager of its intensive care unit, effective Aug. 20.
Ingalls Memorial Hospital's cancer program recently was awarded the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award. Pictured, from left, are hematologist/oncologist Mark Kozloff, M.D., medical director of Ingalls Cancer Care; radiation oncologist Shankar Sanwalani, M.D.; Kurt Johnson, …
HARVEY | Ingalls Memorial Hospital was recently presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
CHICAGO | Illinois became the latest state Monday to implement a central part of President Barack Obama's health care law by expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults who don't have children at home.
After 42 years of medical and community service in the southland area, Flossmoor resident Ramesh Adiga, M.D. is retiring from practicing medicine. Adiga, a vascular surgeon, has been on staff at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest since it opened in 1971.
Crystal Honald, a clinical nurse specialist at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, has been part of Southern Illinois Healthcare for two years. She was inspired to be a nurse by seeing others in action as her cousin and grandfather dealt with serious medical issues when she was younger.
Nurse Leeann Jones, shown on the job at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill., spent much of her childhood at the hospital, where her mother worked. In 1979, after graduating from St. Louis University, she began a career of her own at the facility, where she now serves as director of patient care …
CARBONDALE, Ill. | Leeann Jones and Crystal Honald both followed personal connections to a career in nursing at Southern Illinois Healthcare. Their stories are different, but their goals are the same.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University is presenting “Leadership in an Era of Health Care Reform: Quality and Patient Safety Implications” at 6 p.m. April 2 in Sherman Hall on GSU’s University Park campus. The program is free and open to the public.
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes as tight end Delanie Walker waits to run a route during practice Wednesday in New Orleans.
WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
HAZEL CREST, Ill. | Advocate South Suburban Hospital has honored five associates as MVP Value Leaders for the first quarter of 2012. The MVP, which stands for Mission, Value and Philosophy program, recognizes associates, physicians and volunteers who go above and beyond in demonstrating Advo…
Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest has honored employees for their work ethic with MVP awards. Pictured from left are Edward Niemiec, Matthew Simpson, Pamela Schopp-Young and Jean Corsiglia. Not pictured is Onika Wilson.
CHICAGO | The nation's largest nurses union has gained a bigger footprint in the Chicago area with a vote by nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center to join National Nurses United.
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BALTIMORE — Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic improvement in their health.
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