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Sick In Chicago? You May Be Out Of Luck

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago may have hosted one of the most famous hospital-centric television shows of all time, but a new report suggests that the reality of health car...

How Well Do Chicago Venues Accommodate Disabled Visitors?

Chicago Tribune | 12:00 a.m. CDT, October 6, 2011 | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Mazen Istanbouli knows his way around many of Chicago's top cultural spots but is planning to visit a club he's never been to before. No big deal for ...

Survey Of Suburban Teens Shows Need For More Sex Ed, Disturbing Rates Of Rape

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

A survey about the behaviors of suburban Chicago teenagers released by the Cook County Department of Public Health Thursday revealed some disturbing i...

Different Fates For Two Illinois Charity Hospitals

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Two charity hospitals in Illinois face drastically different fates after a state board on Tuesday approved the closure of the onl...

Hospitals Caring For Poor On The Brink Of Closure

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two charity hospitals in Illinois are facing a life-or-death decision. There's not much left of either of them – one in Chicago's sou...

How Healthy Is Your County? Report Breaks Down Health Disparities In Urban, Rural Areas

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Startling differences in the health of residents living just a few miles apart are highlighted in a new health rankings report that assesse...

Chicago's Looming Diabetes Epidemic

The Windy Citizen | Whitney Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While childhood obesity rates remain sky-high in the U.S., society has yet to feel the full weight of our expanding waistlines, experts say. For young...