Illinois Department of Public Health
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.
A published report says an Oak Park nursing home failed to report a fight between two residents that left an Alzheimer’s patient dead earlier this week.
Hundreds of pools across Illinois have been closed by the state, after state inspectors found them in violation of federal drain regulations.
About 400 public pools in Illinois have yet to meet new drain safety requirements and could be forced to close on Saturday if they don’t make the necessary modifications.
Laura Redman inherited 13 vials containing hundreds of pills after her mother died of Lou Gehrig’s disease. With legislation that would allow the recycling of medication stalled in Illinois, there was nothing she could do with it.
An elderly northwest suburban man is the first to be diagnosed this year in the Chicago area with West Nile-related diseases.
A salmonella outbreak involving ground turkey has hit Illinois and 25 other states. So far, 77 people have become ill, 7 of them in Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people to avoid buying papaya from Mexico right now because several illnesses have been linked to the fruit.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has teamed up with health facilities around the state to offer free and anonymous screenings for National HIV Testing Day.
A class action lawsuit was filed claiming that the state of Illinois refuses to change the gender on birth certificates of transsexual people unless they’ve undergone genital surgery.
Cheap trinkets are costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote the work of state agencies, while programs to help the needy are being cut.
HIV prevention advocates and a state lawmaker are protesting a decision that would dramatically lower the limit for which Illinoisans can qualify for AIDS drug assistance.