Advocates say barriers to care can be far more harmful than fatness itself.
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Chicago mom fought Lurie Children’s Hospital for three years to get overbilling for newborn reversed
Illinois law bars insurers from charging out-of-network rates for neonatal care at in-network hospitals. But that didn’t keep it from happening to this Chicago family.
Frayed public health leaders left their posts in droves as the pandemic wore on. Not Arwady — she is steeling herself for her next front.
According to some startups, tools like artificial intelligence and drone technology might be the answer.
The new approach would simplify vaccination guidance so that, every fall, people would get a new shot, updated to try to match whatever variant is dominant.
Illinois State Climatologist Dr. Trent Ford looks at last year’s weather stats.
The overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision just months ahead of its 50th anniversary has prompted many abortion providers to shift how they serve patients.
At-home rapid tests have become a staple of COVID-19 precautions, but some experts worry that people are relying too much on these tests and that’s creating a false sense of security.
You’re not imagining it — the goose population in Chicago has been growing. Here’s what’s being done about it.
One journalist tells us about his experience – and the 164 ways he failed that day.