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217 Today: Hospitals have a fast-acting drug to help stroke victims — if they seek treatment in time

OSF Healthcare Regional Stroke Coordinator Leslie Ingold holds an emptied bottle of tenecteplase (TNK), a medication hospitals are turning to for fast treatments of blood clots in stroke patients.

May 31, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois state lawmakers have passed two measures aimed at increasing religious equity in public institutions.
  • A recent report on the underreporting of sexual abuse within the Catholic Diocese of Illinois has many relieved that they don’t see familiar names, but some are concerned that their abusers were not listed
  • The Champaign neighborhood of Garden Hills is hosting six events over the summer at its new park as part of the city’s effort to invest in neighborhood infrastructure and reduce community violence.
  • Illinois lawmakers did not extend the state’s private school scholarship program before the end of their legislative session this weekend.

On today’s deep dive, OSF hospitals in Urbana and Danville have joined others in using a faster-acting drug to that could help stroke victims avoid brain damage, but only if they seek treatment quickly.

Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Reginald Hardwick, Mae Antar, Emily Hays and Jim Meadows.

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Owen Henderson

Owen Henderson covers arts and culture, as well as LGBTQ issues for Illinois Public Media News. He studied journalism, Spanish and theater at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has worked with Illinois Public Media in various capacities since 2021.

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