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Presence Health, Physicians to partner
Daily Herald Staff Report
Sep 1, 2015 7:43 PM
Presence Health and Physicians Immediate Care said Tuesday they will form a joint venture to operate urgent care and occupational medicine facilities, including two in Elgin and Aurora.
Nursing program turns 50 at ECC
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Aug 31, 2015 10:23 AM
From its first graduating class of about seven students to more than 3,390 graduates to date, Elgin Community College's nursing program marks its 50th anniversary this year. "We're preparing a lot of nurses for our local health care community and beyond," said Wendy Miller, ECC's dean of health professions.
Condell to host cardiac expo
Daily Herald report
Sep 1, 2015 11:31 AM
Advocate Condell Medical Center's Heart Institute and the Advocate Mission and Spiritual Care Department will provide a panel of medical professionals at the Heart & Soul Community Cardiac Expo, from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.
A growing push to document surgeries with cameras in operating rooms
By Tom Jackman
Aug 30, 2015 7:00 AM
An estimated 400,000 people die each year in the United States of preventable medical errors, the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. But the families say they could have known much more if cameras had been installed in the operating rooms, recording the actions and movements of the doctors and staffers involved.
Suburban health care continues to transform with mergers, hospital expansions
Aug 29, 2015 1:23 PM
Despite the economic downturn, health care has been a field that continues to flourish and expand in the suburbs.
Working long hours increases stroke and heart attack risk
Advocate Condell Medical Center
Aug 31, 2015 3:44 PM
You might joke that your job is killing you, but a new study suggests your lament could be more real than you think. Working long hours increases your risk of stroke by 33 percent and ups your risk of developing heart disease by 13 percent, according to British researchers.
Too much homework leading to stressed out families
Advocate Condell Medical Center
Aug 31, 2015 1:19 PM
For many families, the nightly struggle to get homework done while juggling family commitments, extra-curricular activities and a barrage of appointments is foreboding. The stress it leaves in its wake, leads many to wonder if the workload students bring home with them is justified.
Schaumburg Boy Scout earns Eagle after planting butterfly garden
By Eric Peterson
Aug 27, 2015 7:00 PM
Jimmy Minard, a 15-year-old Boy Scout who attends Schaumburg High School, planted a butterfly garden at the Alexian Village of Elk Grove assisted-living facility last weekend to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Des Plaines couple charged with paying kickbacks to defraud Medicare
By Christopher Placek
Aug 27, 2015 3:58 PM
A Des Plaines wife and husband face federal charges of paying kickbacks to employees and a marketer in exchange for referrals of Medicare patients to the couple's Chicago home health care company, prosecutors said Thursday.
Constable: Golden Gate cop, suicide experts agree listening is key
By Burt Constable
Aug 27, 2015 7:23 AM
A book by a police officer who has talked more than 200 people out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge brings needed attention to the issue, says Barrington's Anne Gulotta, who serves on the board of the Illinois chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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