Second Case Of Exposure To Measles Reported At O'HareAnother case of measles exposure has been reported at O'Hare Airport, the second instance there in five days.
Potential Measles Exposure At O’Hare AirportA passenger on a flight that landed Wednesday at O'Hare International Airport may have exposed others at the airport to measles.
Parents Of Kids Who Died Of Rare Disease Slam State For Not Testing As RequiredEarly detection, perhaps followed by stem cell treatment, can help children survive Krabbe disease, a degenerative nervous system disorder.
Concussion Diagnoses For Illinois Kids Up 83 PercentNew data show that the percentage of Illinois youth diagnosed with concussions grew by 83 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Illinois Has 3rd Case Of Zika Virus -- A ManA man who traveled to South America has developed the third case of Zika virus in Illinois.
Two Pregnant Illinois Women Test Positive For Zika Virus, Possibly Linked To Birth DefectsIllinois Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah said both women recently traveled to Central America, where a simple mosquito bite can transmit the Zika virus.
Couple Sentenced For Stealing $11 Million In State GrantsA Chicago couple was sentenced Monday for taking more than $11 million dollars in state grant funds from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Health Officials Offer Food Safety Advice For ThanksgivingIf you want your Thanksgiving guests to be thankful they joined you for Thursday’s big meal, public health officials said you need to practice good food safety habits.
Illinois Panel Oks Medical Marijuana For Pain ConditionsAn advisory board voted Wednesday to add chronic pain syndrome and three other pain conditions to the list of illnesses that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois. The other types of pain approved Wednesday include chronic pain due to trauma, chronic post-operative pain and intractable pain.
Rauner Administration Won't Add More Ailments To Medical Marijuana ProgramGov. Bruce Rauner's administration issued a broad rejection Thursday of expanding the list of diseases that can be treated with medical marijuana in Illinois, refusing to add osteoarthritis, migraine, post-traumatic stress disorder and eight other health problems.
8 Now Dead From Legionnaires' Disease In Western IllinoisState officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
7 Dead From Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeOfficials with the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the state Department of Public Health say that all of the victims were elderly residents with underlying medical conditions.