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Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

NEW YORK | Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

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MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

Donny Sazama, of Hermantown, Minn., carries an American flag as he runs past the 26 mile mark of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston.

April 21, 2014 2:24 pm
MARATHON WATCH: US champ's mind on 'Boston Strong'

MARATHON WATCH: US champ's mind on 'Boston Strong'

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday.

April 21, 2014 1:59 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
New nurse manager of ICU at Advocate South Suburban Hospital

New nurse manager of ICU at Advocate South Suburban Hospital

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.

August 31, 2013 12:00 am
New nurse manager of ICU at Advocate South Suburban Hospital

New nurse manager of ICU at Advocate South Suburban Hospital

James Zolnowski

August 31, 2013 12:00 am
 Ingalls Hospital receives national achievement award

Ingalls Hospital receives national achievement award

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, …

July 30, 2013 12:00 am
Ingalls Hospital receives national achievement award

Ingalls Hospital receives national achievement award

HARVEY | Ingalls Memorial Hospital was recently presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

July 30, 2013 12:00 am

Quinn signs Medicaid expansion into law

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.

July 22, 2013 11:49 am
Flossmoor surgeon retires after more than 40 years of service to south suburbs

Flossmoor surgeon retires after more than 40 years of service to south suburbs

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.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Nurses say personal side of job is the most rewarding

Nurses say personal side of job is the most rewarding

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. 

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Nurses say personal side of job is the most rewarding

Nurses say personal side of job is the most rewarding

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 …

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Nurses say personal side of job is the most rewarding

Nurses say personal side of job is the most rewarding

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.

May 17, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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Health care leadership in reform era is topic at GSU event

Health care leadership in reform era is topic at GSU event

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.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
Health care leadership in reform era is topic at GSU event

Health care leadership in reform era is topic at GSU event

Ann Scott Blouin

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes as tight end Delanie Walker waits to run a route during practice Wednesday in New Orleans.

January 31, 2013 7:40 pm
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

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.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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