Illinois Department of Public Health
Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday from patients whose last names start with letters A through L, with those people able to register through Oct. 31. Officials had expected just a few hundred applications in the opening days.
Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state’s new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.
Up to 122 people have been admitted to the intensive care units at Illinois hospitals for treatment of the flu. Seven of those people died.
A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed it is investigating “more than one” complaint of improper care at the Grove at the Lake Living & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Zion.
Nancy Rivera doesn’t believe that an abscessed tooth gave her 87-year-old mother a black eye or severely fractured jaw, but she says a nurse at a Zion care facility insisted that was the case.
It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.
Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.
It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.
The American Cancer Society wants you! It’s looking for 300,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65, and who are cancer-free, to enroll in a 20-year study that seeks to answer the question, “what causes cancer?”
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging consumers who may have purchased Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer, to dispose of it, as it has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – an arm of the federal government which monitors hospitals – confirms for Newsradio that Sacred Heart Hospital has “discharged and/or transferred all of their patients effective today.”
An Illinois organ transplant recipient is receiving anti-rabies shots after another recipient from the same donor died of the disease.
Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.
If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, there are a number of incentives.
Students entering grades 6 and 9 in Illinois have until Oct. 15 to be vaccinated for whooping cough.
State health officials have confirmed Illinois’ first case of Swine Flu this year.
A court order issued Friday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue supplying bottled water to residents who request it, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.
The common house mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus, are out in full force about three weeks early, because of a warm winter and the current hot and relatively dry conditions, which promote their development.
Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.