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Centegra Hospital in McHenry charged $36,000 for implanting a permanent pacemaker. Less than 30 miles away, Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan charged more than $165,000 for the same procedure. To treat a case of simple pneumonia, meanwhile, John H....
After running on the same slate four years ago, two trustees are facing off for River Forest Village Board president. Michael Gibbs, who is serving his first term, is running on the Pride in River Forest slate, which includes trustee candidates Lissa...
Laboratory testing for the flu has traditionally taken so long to yield results that most people recovered before finding out if they actually had the virus. But about half a dozen Chicago-area hospitals can now diagnose influenza in just more than an...
Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues. But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
Most babies are born head first. But a minority are born feet, butt or knees first, which doctors call "breech," from the Middle English word "breeches" for trousers. Doctors have long known that a breech birth increases the odds of complications, but a...
It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask. The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...
Amid growing concerns about concussions, more student athletes are having their brain function tested prior to injury in a procedure called baseline testing that is becoming increasingly mainstream. Baseline tests can be used for comparison to...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Annapolis, Education, Concussion, Crofton
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college. There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say. "The thing (about)...
Inside a conference room at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, board members broke into an extended applause. Elsewhere, the chief executive of Cook County's public hospital system, one of the nation's largest, said the U.S. Supreme...
The exhaustion and nausea were unavoidable during Burnetta Herron-Mitchell's three-day labor, but an epidural analgesia helped keep the pain at bay before she delivered her baby girl Rhys. Typically called an epidural, this type of analgesia is...
TribLocal - EvanstonThe Leukemia Research Foundation, in cooperation with Loyola University Health System and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) hosts a FREE conference Saturday, May 5, …...
Staff reporterThe Leukemia Research Foundation, in cooperation with Loyola University Health System and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) hosts the Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference Saturday, May 5, 2012, deom 7:30 am to 12:15 pm. The...
Tags: Culture, Cancer, Ceremonies, Blood, Health
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