Latest Health News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Hospitals have a fast-acting drug to help stroke victims — if they seek treatment in time
More hospitals are turning to a drug called TNKase — a brand name for tenecteplase — to break up the blood clots that threaten stroke victims. It’s a less expensive and much faster acting drug than previous treatments. But patients get the benefit only if they seek treatment quickly, within the first hours after a stroke occurs.
A new Champaign clinic will focus on equity in abortion care
CHAMPAIGN – The Supreme Court ruling in June overturning Roe v. Wade did away with federal protections for abortion rights. The decision returned the power
Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May
State emergency orders will end in tandem with national public health emergency
‘Omnibus’ health care bill passed amid criticisms
Wide-ranging law put popular, controversial measures into a single package.
Three health policy stories to watch in 2023
Considering the country’s divided Congress, Americans shouldn’t hold their breath for major health reform legislation this year. On the other hand, 2023 is shaping up
DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards
Suit claims department held the children past release dates.
Can you get COVID and the flu at the same time?
WASHINGTON — If you’re like most Americans, someone in your family or social circle is sick right now with COVID, flu, a cold or RSV.
If the antibiotics shortage worsens, children with sickle cell risk preventable deaths
INDIANAPOLIS — Mary Warlo has been extremely worried lately. Her baby Calieb, who is six months old, has sickle cell disease. In early December he
Pritzker signs reproductive rights expansion
Bill expands access to abortion, gender-affirming treatments
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54
Lisa Marie Presley, a singer, Elvis’ only daughter and a dedicated keeper of her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. She was 54.
Illinois lawmakers greenlight enhanced abortion protections
The legislation that legislative Democrats were hoping to pass Tuesday would make Illinois the latest state to pursue abortion rights protections since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June.
When rural hospitals close, access to critical care is put in jeopardy
MEXICO, Mo. — A half-dozen Gouldian finches greet patients with their chirps from a cage in the waiting room of the Boone Health Primary Care