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Chicago Tribune
Tribune Watchdog: Poverty's poisonMore than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in home
Tribune Watchdog: Poverty's poison
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Aldermen Look to Improve City's Mental Health ServicesA group of Chicago aldermen, led by Jason Ervin, announced a plan to bolster th
Aldermen Look to Improve City's Mental Health Services
NBC Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
A group of Chicago aldermen, led by Jason Ervin, announced a plan to bolster the city’s mental health system Wednesday. The group argues that increased mental health services will undercut costs incurred from multi-million dollar police shooting... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Dr. Julie Morita on the HPV vaccinationDr. Kimbra Bell, left, administers a flu vaccine Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to patien
Dr. Julie Morita on the HPV vaccination
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
Dr. Kimbra Bell, left, administers a flu vaccine Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to patient Christine Scully, of Chicago, who decided to get the shot during an appointment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Hospitals are reporting an early flu season. (Chris... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Aldermen to Emanuel: Step up mental health servicesA group of aldermen on Wednesday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step up services f
Aldermen to Emanuel: Step up mental health services
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
A group of aldermen on Wednesday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step up services for the mentally ill, saying many patients have fallen through the cracks since the administration closed half of the city's mental health clinics four years ago. But the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Norovirus Outbreak Sickens Dozens at Chicago Retirement CommunityA norovirus outbreak has sickened dozens of people at a Chicago retirement home
Norovirus Outbreak Sickens Dozens at Chicago Retirement Community
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
A norovirus outbreak has sickened dozens of people at a Chicago retirement home. The Chicago Department of Public Health said it began tracking illnesses at The Breakers facility at 5333 North Sheridan Ave. in Chicago’s Edgewater Beach neighborhood... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
After Ebola scare, Chicago prepares for next public health crisisInside the pediatric intensive care unit at Lurie Children's Hospital, Drs. Sab
After Ebola scare, Chicago prepares for next public health crisis
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
Inside the pediatric intensive care unit at Lurie Children's Hospital, Drs. Sabrina Derrington and Bria Coates practiced taking off gloves. It sounds basic — but it wouldn't be if you were treating a patient infected with Ebola. As part of a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Emanuel Outlines Plan for Mental Health ReformMayor Rahm Emanuel will announce several changes to the way Chicago police hand
Emanuel Outlines Plan for Mental Health Reform
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce several changes to the way Chicago police handle situations involving people with mental illnesses Friday. Laquan McDonald, Quintonio LeGrier, and Betty Jones are a few of the recent controversial police-involved... Read more
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The Atlantic
Predictive Policing Comes to RestaurantsThe three dozen inspectors at the Chicago Department of Public Health scrutiniz
Predictive Policing Comes to Restaurants
The Atlantic / Posted 1 months ago
The three dozen inspectors at the Chicago Department of Public Health scrutinize 16,000 eating establishments to protect diners from gut-bombing food sickness. Some of those pose more of a health risk than others; approximately 15 percent of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Winter's warm temperatures help limit flu outbreaks in IllinoisIllinois residents can thank December's higher-than-average temperatures for he
Winter's warm temperatures help limit flu outbreaks in Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
Illinois residents can thank December's higher-than-average temperatures for helping keep flu season mostly in check this winter. Reports of the flu are down noticeably this season compared with recent years at this time — partly because the... Read more
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