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A patient isolation unit made by the Romeoville company Isovac. (Credit: CBS)

Romeoville Company Says Device Can Protect Health Care Workers Transporting Patients

A Chicago area company has joined the effort to stop the spread of Ebola. It has created a device that the company says would protect health care workers as they take patients to hospitals.

10/01/2014

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

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

Congressman Bobby Rush, medical professionals, activists and family and friends of people who've died after being rushed to a far away trauma center. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Rep. Rush, Activists Call For More Trauma Centers On South Side

Trauma center deserts and the need for more trauma center services on the city’s South Side were the focus of a news conference outside Jackson Park Hospital this morning.

07/22/2013

Some advocates say hospitals will double-bill you if you're not careful. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Are Hospitals Double-Billing Some Patients?

Depending on how good or bad your insurance is — or if you have no insurance at all — you may get stuck paying excessive or duplicate charges and not even know it. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/13/2013

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Some People You Should Know: Funny Bones Improv

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to some performers who believe laughter is the best medicine.

11/09/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

More Illinois Clinics, Hospitals Got Products Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

An additional 49 Illinois hospitals and clinics may have received recalled products from a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to an outbreak of Fungal Meningitis.

10/23/2012

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Should Hospitals Lock Up Baby Formula To Promote Breast Feeding?

While hospitals in Illinois are now required to take more steps to encourage mothers to breast-feed their newborns, New York is taking the additional measure of locking up hospitals’ stockpile of infant formula.

07/30/2012

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Northwestern Memorial Ranks 12th On List Of Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report placed Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the 12th on its list for best medical centers in the country this year.

07/17/2012

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State Senate OKs Measure Requiring Free Medical Care For Poor

Illinois hospitals would be required to provide free care to some poor people under a bill being considered in Springfield.

05/29/2012

The Portage Theater's movie-revival operation would cease if a North Side church buys the property. (CBS)

Hospitals, Vintage Theaters Top Preservation Group’s ‘Endangered’ List

Three Chicago hospitals and some aging movie theaters have topped the latest list of endangered historic buildings made by Preservation Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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Family Sues After Boy Died Following 3 Hospital Transfers

A Matteson couple is suing over the death of their 7-year-old son a year ago, alleging he died because of medical malpractice.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

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State Senator: More Charity Care Is Needed At Illinois Hospitals

Illinois State Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) is using a state decision to end tax breaks for some hospitals, as a lever to produce more charity care for the needy.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

A Youtube video shows the plight of a County County Hospital System patient. (CBS)

Healthcare Advocates Launch Viral Campaign To Fight County Cuts

Critics contend while Cook County Health and Hospitals System is cutting staff and services, the agency is spending millions in contracts for consultants.

02/17/2011

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Israeli Entertainer: Hospitals Should Have Clowns

An Israeli medical professional is in Chicago, teaching hospitals here what he does. But he attended clown college rather than medical school.

WBBM Newsradio–01/27/2011

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3 Hospitals Get Grant For Pediatric Cancer Research

Three Chicago hospitals have been awarded a grant to support their research on childhood cancer.

11/17/2010

Photo Of Hospital Room (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

U Of C Receives $5M For Hospital Building

The University of Chicago Medical Center has received a $5 million grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

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