The White House has resisted calls from Democrats in Congress, pro-reform activists and even the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, to support research into whether marijuana can help veterans.
A southern Illinois county is providing a daily pill that can help prevent infection for people at risk of HIV.
By Benjamin Yount Illinois News Network Illinois is getting 4,000 doses of the opioid overdose medication Narcan and the state's public health director says Illinois needs every single one of them. Most of the doses of Narcan that are being donated by Adapt Pharma are going to state troopers and parole officers in Illinois. In the field, that's where Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah said they'll do the most good. While 4,000 doses may sound like a lot, Shah…
Three of every five patients entering South Shore Hospital are poor or disabled and get their health care coverage through government-subsidized Medicaid.
An Illinois Senate panel on Tuesday endorsed raising the age to buy tobacco in an effort the sponsor said is aimed at snuffing out teenage smoking.
The surprising truth? Hospitals can make older patients sicker. Infections, incontinence and weakening muscles from bed rest can cascade into delirium, frailty and death.
The "Tobacco 21" measure would prohibit consumers younger than 21 from buying tobacco-based products including e-cigarettes and other nicotine products in Illinois.
The flu in Illinois isn't going away anytime soon. The Illinois Department of Public Health says its latest report for the CDC shows a dip in cases, but not a drop in activity.
Hundreds of rural schools in Midwest states nestle against fields of corn and soybeans that are routinely sprayed with pesticides that could drift onto school grounds.
The flu is not only making millions of people sick this year. It's causing fear and, along with it, a lot of confusion. Should you get a flu shot? Should you see the doctor? An expert advises.
The latest report on the flu in Illinois shows a dip in the number of people getting sick. But one doctor said Illinois' flu season is not slowing down yet.
There are more than 100 more influenza outbreaks across the state this season compared with last season at this time, the Chicago Tribune reported.