Staff Report MUNCIE, Indiana - Businesses should take precautions in advance of the annual flu season to keep sick workers home and reduce infection rates that send people to physicians in droves, says new research from Ball State…
By Lauren Neergaar AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Some people told they have Alzheimer's may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it's critical to get better…
Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care.
Health officials across the country report flu cases are starting to match numbers seen from the H1N1 outbreak nearly a decade ago.
The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.
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…
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.