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Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations Worse

The combination of an extended cold snap, the recent holidays, and the ongoing flu season have led to a 30 percent drop in blood donations for LifeSource, prompting hospitals to keep a close eye on their supplies.

01/09/2015

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and NorthShore University Evanston Hospital. (Credit: Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Advocate, NorthShore Hospitals To Merge

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem plan to join forces to create Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, which would be the largest non-profit hospital system in Illinois.

09/12/2014

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Skill Shortage: Demand For Nurses In Chicago On The Rise

Want to be a nurse? In Chicago, demand for nurses remains high.

02/04/2013

Dr. Julian Bailes shows PET scan images from a research study on CTE, including scans of five living former NFL players. (Credit: CBS)

Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living Patients

It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.

CBS 2–01/22/2013