Dr. Bechara Choucair

Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic ClosuresA top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.
Chicago Teen Pregnancy Effort Enters Next Chapter A little more than a year ago, Chicago public health leaders got attention across the country with a provocative series of bus ads and billboards that showed teenage boys with bare pregnant bellies.
City Touts Decline In Teen SmokingFewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.
City Expands Free Mammogram Program At Roseland HospitalThe decision to absorb a $300,000 state funding cut and bankroll a $200,000 expansion at nearly-shuttered Roseland Community Hospital is aimed at saving lives through early diagnosis.
Health Commissioner Says Cigarette Tax Hike Would Save LivesChicago's health commissioner told aldermen Tuesday that a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax hike would be a life-saver, as he made the case for the Emanuel administration’s budget plan.
Health Officials: 2012 Could Be One Of Worst Years For West NileIt's gearing up to be one of the worst years ever for West Nile Virus.
State Sees First Human Cases Of West Nile VirusThe West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.
City To Help Fund CeaseFire Efforts To Reduce ViolenceThe solution to tackling Chicago’s crime problem could make the strangest of bedfellows. Two weeks ago, Chicago Police and the anti-violence group CeaseFire were taking shots at one another, but on Tuesday they joined up as allies.
City Officials: Mental Health Services Will Remain StrongThe Emanuel Administration is trying to reassure mental health advocates that patients will continue to receive good services, despite the city’s efforts to save money.
Emanuel Discusses Health Agenda, But Dodges ProtestersMayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled plans to make Chicago a healthier city by focusing on issues of fitness, disease control, and access to health care. But at least one part of his health care agenda has its critics and they were waiting for Emanuel at one of his public events on Tuesday.
Emanuel Unveils Agenda For Public HealthMayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his plans for public health Tuesday.
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