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  • Q&A on conflicting health care rulings mean? Jul 27, 2014 7:32 AM
    Some questions and answers about what's next for the Affordable Health Care Act after contradictory rulings this week.

     
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Jul 27, 2014 7:35 AM
    Government officials say consumers who have received different subsidy amounts — probably made some mistake entering personal details such as income, age and even ZIP codes. The Associated Press interviewed insurance agents, health counselors and attorneys around the country who said they received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.

     
  • Russia’s war on McDonald’s targets Filet-O-Fish, burgers Jul 25, 2014 7:57 PM
    Russia said earlier this week that it had no intention of answering Western sanctions by making it harder for Western companies to conduct business in Russia. But all bets are off, apparently, when you threaten the Russian waistline. The Russian federal consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor filed a lawsuit against Oak Brook-based McDonald’s alleging too many calories in, for example, the Filet-o-Fish.

     
  • Elgin assisted-living facilities break ground Jul 23, 2014 5:15 AM
    Two new nursing and rehab facilities are being built in Elgin and are expected to open sometime next year. Elgin Memory Care, a nursing and personal care facility at Shannon Parkway and Daisy Lane, should be completed by next summer; Addison Rehabilitation and Living Center, a skilled nursing facility at 1760 Capital Street, might be done by early next year. Both are on Elgin's west side.

     
  • Northwest Community looks to add rehab facility Jul 23, 2014 12:13 AM
    Northwest Community Healthcare hopes to open 17-bed rehabilitation facility at its Arlington Heights hospital. The $3 million project was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday in front of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.

     
  • New CEO named for U of I hospital Jul 21, 2014 4:27 PM
    A senior adviser to University of Illinois President Robert Easter has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital. Avijit Ghosh has been appointed to the job pending approval Thursday from university trustees.

     
  • Doctors, nurses relying more on tablets in hospitals Jul 20, 2014 7:32 AM
    Hospital employees are increasingly using mobile devices -- tablets, smartphones, and occasionally wearable computers such as Google Glass -- to access electronic medical records, both at the patient’s bedside or in the operating room.

     
  • Firing fat staff may be discrimination, EU court aide says Jul 20, 2014 7:40 AM
    Obese workers may be able to sue for workplace discrimination, a legal adviser to the European Union’s top court said. Advocate General Niilo Jaaskinen said the EU Court of Justice should rule that if obesity “has reached such a degree that it plainly hinders participation in professional life,” it should be treated as a disability.

     
  • Companies dropping birth control have to tell workers, U.S. says Jul 20, 2014 7:41 AM
    Closely held companies that decide to drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to tell their employees after they end the benefits, the Obama administration said.

     
  • Ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges Jul 19, 2014 1:57 PM
    Chris Green, a spokesman for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which along with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is a plaintiff in both lawsuits, said farm groups should be concerned about the public’s perception that slaughterhouses and farms are operating in the dark.

     
  • Shunned by adults, smartwatches take aim at kids Jul 19, 2014 7:31 AM
    With smartwatches drawing lukewarm interest from most consumers, some technology companies are trying a fresh approach: market them to kids. LG Electronics, VTech Holdings and Filip Technologies have all developed high-tech watches for children, undaunted by the slow progress the industry has made in pitching the devices to adults.

     
  • Autumn Leaves of South Barrington to Celebrate Grand Opening Jul 18, 2014 7:11 AM
    The LaSalle Group, a national leader in memory care with more than 15 years of experience, has opened Autumn Leaves of South Barrington. The 29,000 square foot, $11.1 million memory care community will provide specialized care to nearly 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory impairment.

     
  • Nominees Sought for 2014 Nurse of the Year Award Jul 18, 2014 7:27 AM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation has recognized hematology/oncology nurses with its annual award since 1996.

     
  • EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine Jul 18, 2014 1:27 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.

     
  • Company offers $23 million for Maryville hospital in Des Plaines Jul 18, 2014 6:25 PM
    A New York-based for-profit behavioral health care firm is offering $23 million to purchase the Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines. “Maryville (hospital) is kind of an interesting place in that it seems to have a lot of potential,” said Richard Kresch, who runs 2014 Health LLC. He's planning to find more clients for the money-losing hospital to make it profitable.

     
  • U.S. News list: Suburban hospitals among the 'best' Jul 16, 2014 12:51 PM
    Several suburban hospitals, including those in the Advocate and Alexian Brothers health care systems, were ranked among the best locally and nationally, according to the U.S. News and World Report's 2014-2015 Best Hospitals released today. Five hospitals within the Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care system are listed among the top 25 hospitals in the Chicago area.

     
  • Edward seeking advisory committee members Jul 14, 2014 5:31 PM
    Edward Hospital is seeking new members to fill openings on its Patient/Family Advisory Committee, which is made up of Edward patients, family members of Edward patients and Edward employees. The committee’s goal is to incorporate the perspective of patients and families into the evaluation and design of Edward processes, services, environment, equipment and patient communication.

     
  • Naperville teacher’s battle with cancer can be example to others Jul 16, 2014 4:55 PM
    Sheila Tucker, a 58-year-old teacher at Longwood Elementary School in Naperville, has been keeping cancer at bay for eight years. And she’s winning her campaign, describing herself as feeling “healthy as a horse.” But she’s had to deal with some serious cancer risk factors and a couple of cancer-related scares along the way.

     
  • Batavia woman epitomizes triumph over death Jul 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    A 57-year-old Batavia woman and heart transplant recipient is vying for a swimming medal today at the Transplant Games in Houston. “I was lying in a hospital bed near death, and look at me now,” she says. “It's such an amazing feeling as a nonathlete to walk in and walk around that stadium like real Olympic athletes do.”

     
  • Who pays your doc? Info will be available online Jul 13, 2014 6:12 AM
    When many of us have a medical appointment we’re concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What’s our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation. This fall, all that info will be available to you online.

     
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