Illinois health officials have kicked off a campaign to fight the spread of the deadly bacteria C-diff in hospitals and other health facilities.C-diff is the short name for Clostridium difficile. Some infected patients suffer mild diarrhea, but others can develop more severe condition and die.
Chicago is served by six trauma centers sprinkled around the city and nearby suburbs – but none is on the city’s South Side. In our second installment of our series on trauma care in Chicago, we look at why adult Level I care centers were pulled from an entire swath of the city.
In our first of three stories on trauma care in Chicago, we learn that Level I trauma centers are not spread equally across the city. Some Chicagoans claim this trauma center layout leaves their neighborhoods vulnerable.
New figures show a wide disparity among Chicago-area hospitals when it comes to promoting breastfeeding.The Illinois Department of Public Health compiled birth-certificate data about breastfeeding for the first nine months of last year.