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Six rural counties added to Illinois vaccine initiative

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 6, 2021 | Illinois

Illinois Senate committee discusses surge in opioid deaths

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 1, 2021 | Illinois

Chicago hospital CEO suspended over vaccine misuse

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 30, 2021 | Illinois

Loretto Hospital CEO George Miller Jr. has been suspended for two weeks without pay due to alleged misuse of COVID-19 vaccines, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The CEO came under fire earlier this month when it was revealed that he allowed his hospital to vaccinate hotel staff...[ Read More ]

Rush University Medical Center will be among first to offer deep brain medicine services via telemedicine

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 30, 2021 | Illinois

Rush University Medical Center will be one of the first hospitals in the country to offer deep brain stimulation (DBS)  through telemedicine. The NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic has chosen Rush has a handful of medical centers to rollout their neuromodulation technology. It is the first technology of this sort that has...[ Read More ]

Mercy Hospital sale approved; deal may keep hospital open

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 24, 2021 | Illinois

Southside Chicago’s Mercy Hospital and Medical Center’s sale to Insight Chicago has been approved by state regulators. The sale may keep the city's oldest hospital from closing in the coming months. Trinity Health agreed to sell the hospital to Insight Chicago, which is part of a larger Michigan based non-profit,...[ Read More ]

Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act would help lower prescription drug prices in Illinois

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 23, 2021 | Illinois

A bill in Illinois would attempt to reduce the price of prescription drugs in the state. The Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act would make the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) enter partnerships with drug manufacturers to increase competition and increase access to generic drugs. Representative Dagmara Avelar filed HB 3583...[ Read More ]

Northwestern Medicine Releases First-of-its-kind Study on the Neurologic Symptoms in Non-Hospitalized COVID-19 Long-Haulers

| Mar 23, 2021 | Illinois

A new Northwestern Medicine study published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology analyzed 100 non-hospitalized COVID-19 long-haulers and discovered 85% of patients experienced four or more neurologic symptoms which impacted their quality of life, and in some patients, their cognitive abilities. The study sought to characterize the range...[ Read More ]

Four rural Illinois health centers receive federal grants

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 19, 2021 | Illinois

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded over $17.8 million in grants to four health centers in Southern Illinois. The grants come as a part of the Health Center Cluster funding program. United States Representative Mike Bost, who represents the state’s 12th district in the southwest portion...[ Read More ]