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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Patients To Docs: ‘What About Marijuana?’

Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state’s new medical marijuana program; and find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana’s therapeutic benefits.

07/23/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Layoffs Loom For Doctor Watchdogs

The Illinois government agency that looks into complaints against doctors announced it will lay off investigators starting Tuesday and warned of yearlong delays in physician licensing because the Legislature didn’t act to bail out the medical watchdog unit.

01/10/2013

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Medical Society: Plan Now For Possible Medical Crisis

The Illinois State Medical Society is urging healthy people—and others—to start planning now for what happens if you get seriously ill, or die.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

A bottle of Coca-Cola, left, and Dr. Pepper are displayed in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (Credit: AP)

AMA Weighing Support For National Soda Tax

Would a $2 bottle of fattening soda have Americans drinking less and slimming down? As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, some doctors think a big fat soda tax is the answer.

CBS 2–06/21/2011

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Illinoisans Need Improvement For Health

A checkup on the health of Illinoisans shows adults have a lot of work to do.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010