Researchers in Chicago are launching a study to find out whether weight loss can help African-American breast cancer survivors.The University of Illinois at Chicago study is funded by a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.Melinda Stolley is leading the research.
Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is still recovering after suffering a stroke in January, but information about how he's doing is hard to come by.Reporters gathered in Sen. Kirk's downtown Chicago office Wednesday for a news conference on the state's debt crisis.
Time is running out for approximately 4,000 Illinois children who've been covered by Illinois’ All Kids Medicaid program. The program's biggest supporters hope to reverse the decision, but Illinois is facing a budget crisis and lawmakers are considering massive Medicaid reform to make ends meet.
The selective termination of a pregnancy based on gender is on the rise globally. Science has made it easier than ever to detect the sex of a fetus and to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy. The phenomenon is growing not only in countries like China and India, but also in p
A genetic condition, sickle cell disease disproportionately affects those of African descent. Here in the U.S., one out of 12 African-Americans has the sickle cell trait, and one out of 400 contracts the disease.Dr.