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Doctors Recommend IUDs for Teenage Girls, Parents Wary

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents: Preventing teen pregnancy just got a little less complicated. Or did it? The American Academy of Pediatrics published its recommendation, in the journal Pediatrics, that sexually active teenage girls […]

09/29/2014

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and NorthShore University Evanston Hospital. (Credit: Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Advocate, NorthShore Hospitals To Merge

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem plan to join forces to create Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, which would be the largest non-profit hospital system in Illinois.

09/12/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Patients To Docs: ‘What About Marijuana?’

Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state’s new medical marijuana program; and find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana’s therapeutic benefits.

07/23/2014

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Navy Medics To Get Training At Stroger Hospital Trauma Ward

Navy medical personnel will work in a Chicago-area trauma and burn unit as part of a new training program to help the military doctors, nurses and corpsmen prepare for combat situations.

06/27/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

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Study: Eye Contact From Doctors Improves Trust

“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.

10/16/2013

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McHenry County Doctors Treating Krokodil User

Concern about the potentially-deadly street drug known as “Krokodil” has spread to the far northwest suburbs.

10/16/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Group Of Illinois Doctors Backs Medical Marijuana Legislation

Illinois lawmakers could vote on legislation to legalize medical marijuana this week, and a group of 250 doctors has urged them to support the measure.

04/16/2013

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: Doctors Getting Rehired While Collecting State Pensions

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine, working with the Better Government Association, reports how they get away with it and where to find them.

03/26/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Layoffs Loom For Doctor Watchdogs

The Illinois government agency that looks into complaints against doctors announced it will lay off investigators starting Tuesday and warned of yearlong delays in physician licensing because the Legislature didn’t act to bail out the medical watchdog unit.

01/10/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

Wire grills that clean barbecue surfaces can pose a safety risk, doctors say. (CBS)

A Danger Lurks At Your Outdoor Grill

It’s not just bacteria that cooks should worry about. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports on a potential hazard that you may use before grilling.

07/05/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk Wants Crackdown On Doctors Who Enable Painkiller Abuse

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is introducing legislation to crack down on doctors who overprescribe painkillers that get abused by teens.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2011

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Quinn Signs Law Reinstating Database With Information On Doctors

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new law that will allow patients to once again go online and look up information on their doctors.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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New Law Bars Sex Offenders From Medical Profession

Registered sex offenders are no longer allowed to work in the health care professions, under a bill signed into law this week.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

Vaccines

Some Doctors Won’t Treat Unvaccinated Kids

Some doctors are now taking a stand. They are refusing to treat young patients who have not received their childhood vaccinations.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011