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  • Grant funds nursing education center Aug 20, 2014 2:41 PM
    Elmhurst College has received a $1.5 million state grant to help finance the Elmhurst College Simulation Center at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facility set to open later this month. The grant is part of the Illinois Board of Higher Education Independent Colleges Capital Program, which helps fund construction projects for private not-for-profit colleges and universities in Illinois.

     
  • Medical pot growers competing for Bartlett site Aug 20, 2014 9:36 AM
    Four potential medical marijuana growers are clamoring to set up shop on a piece of vacant land in a Bartlett industrial park. The hopefuls have pitched informal design plans to the village, but the state gets the final say on whether one can open in Bartlett.

     
  • Suburban charities, hospitals keep watchful eye on Ebola Aug 18, 2014 5:16 AM
    People across the suburbs are keeping a close eye on the Ebola outbreak, from those who have close ties to west Africa to local hospital workers who so far are considering the outbreak half a world away as an exercise in preparedness. “As with any infectious disease, it's just a plane ride away,” said Georgene Fabsits, the EMS/emergency preparedness coordinator at Alexian Brothers Health System, based in Arlington Heights.

     
  • New Illinois laws target senior care complaints Aug 18, 2014 6:19 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed two pieces of legislation giving seniors and the disabled greater access to people who can address complaints about their care or their living conditions.

     
  • Audit shows Illinois overdrew millions in federal Medicaid money Aug 18, 2014 7:23 PM
    Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in “a perpetual ‘treadmill effect”’ of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday.

     
  • Data breach might affect Vista patients Aug 18, 2014 10:24 PM
    Community Health Systems recently suffered a data breach that could affect patients at Vista medical centers in Waukegan, according to the Better Business Bureau.

     
  • 4 keys to appealing a rejected insurance claim Aug 17, 2014 7:31 AM
    Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer’s claim rejection. If you get to the point where you need to appeal, here are some important points to remember.

     
  • State law limiting medical marijuana locations Aug 16, 2014 4:24 PM
    As Illinois’ new medical marijuana program gets up and running, state restrictions on where the plants may be grown and sold mean large portions of some communities are off-limits.

     
  • Parent Class Starts in Skokie, Oct 21 Aug 15, 2014 2:18 PM
    A six-week class for parents of school-age children with mental health issues.

     
  • Northwest Community CEO joins viral Ice Bucket Challenge Aug 15, 2014 8:23 PM
    Sitting next to a big bucket of ice, Northwest Community Hospital CEO Stephen Scogna was "afraid, very afraid." Scogna and hospital employees were doused in the viral Ice Bucket Challenge Friday to raise the profile of Lou Gehrig's Disease. "We're all here to share in the excitement of supporting ALS," Scogna said.

     
  • ‘Fort Knox’ security for Illinois marijuana trade Aug 15, 2014 5:17 PM
    Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics. It will be grown in enclosed, locked facilities. Silent alarms, 24-hour video surveillance and bulletproof glass will safeguard the retail centers where patients with special IDs will be escorted to their cars after buying pot.

     
  • ‘Bloom’ bursts on scene at Women’s and Children’s Hospital Aug 15, 2014 10:12 AM
    A large kinetic sculpture that literally bursts with energy has blossomed in the front entrance of Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates. Called “Bloom,” the sculpture has 14 flowerlike blossoms made of acrylic, and a control dock at a child’s level, to let them to move the forms at the touch of a button.

     
  • What is Dense Breast Tissue? Aug 14, 2014 7:52 AM
    Did you know that breast tissue can differ from person to person? And those differences may hide abnormalities and create the need for additional screenings to ensure your breast health, experts say.

     
  • Doctors: Ebola drug poses ‘impossible dilemma’ Aug 13, 2014 7:37 PM
    Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wednesday they feared it was too risky. Calling it “an impossible dilemma,” Doctors Without Borders explained in detail last month’s decision in response to a New York Times story on the case. It would have been the first time the experimental drug was tried in humans.

     
  • Alexian, Loyola team up on expanded pediatric services Aug 13, 2014 1:35 PM
    Alexian and Loyola health systems will team up to expand their services for pediatrics specialists and services.

     
  • Spanish priest dies of Ebola; UN debates ethics Aug 12, 2014 11:02 AM
    A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments. After holding a teleconference with medical experts around the world, the World Health Organization declared it is ethical to use unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines in the current outbreak in West Africa provided the right conditions are met. Its statement, however, sidestepped the key question of how to decide who should get the limited drugs.

     
  • Was Robin Williams’ humor a symptom of his disease? Aug 12, 2014 11:17 AM
    When someone as sparklingly witty as Robin Williams commits suicide, our first reaction is disbelief at the incongruity. Perhaps it shouldn’t be. Psychologists believe that some styles of humor can mask a greater susceptibility to depression. In fact, a certain sense of humor may be a symptom of a widespread, often untreated disease that disables and kills.

     
  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Aug 12, 2014 11:59 AM
    The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status.

     
  • Barrington veteran creates charity to help spouses of wounded Aug 14, 2014 3:05 PM
    While many charities help the wounded warriors who come home from military service with physical and mental complications, a Barrington woman and her partner have created an organization to help the overburdened caretakers.

     
  • New chapel a fitting first for Good Shepherd renovations Aug 11, 2014 5:18 AM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on Monday will dedicate a new chapel in what hospital officials are calling a fitting first project completed in their $247 million campus modernization effort. The chapel is named after a pair of longtime hospital volunteers and supporters.

     
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