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.
Layoffs Loom For Doctor WatchdogsThe 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.
Medical Society: Plan Now For Possible Medical CrisisThe Illinois State Medical Society is urging healthy people—and others—to start planning now for what happens if you get seriously ill, or die.
AMA Weighing Support For National Soda TaxWould 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.
Illinoisans Need Improvement For HealthA checkup on the health of Illinoisans shows adults have a lot of work to do.