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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Legionnaires’ disease investigated at Illinois capitolthat causes Legionnaires’ disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 6 hours ago
that causes Legionnaires’ disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it traveled to the city last month. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the advisory Saturday, saying water samples recently collected from the Capitol... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Person who traveled through Springfield has Legionnaires' diseaseAn Illinois resident who traveled through Springfield has tested positive for L
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 hours ago
An Illinois resident who traveled through Springfield has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Saturday. Additional information about the resident, including their medical condition, wasn’t... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Department of Public Health investigating Legionnaires' case in Illinois residentThe Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting one case of Legion
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 hours ago
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting one case of Legionnaire’s Disease in an Illinois resident. On Saturday, the state department said information about the resident, including their medical condition, is not... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Legionnaires' disease investigated at Illinois capitolthat causes Legionnaires' disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 9 hours ago
that causes Legionnaires' disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it traveled to the city last month. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the advisory Saturday, saying water samples recently collected from the Capitol... Read more
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Daily Herald
Legionnaires' disease investigated at Illinois capitolthat causes Legionnaires' disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it
Daily Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
that causes Legionnaires' disease after an Illinois resident diagnosed with it traveled to the city last month. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the advisory Saturday, saying water samples recently collected from the Capitol... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Legionnaire's Disease reported in Springfield areaAn Illinois resident has contracted Legionnaire’s Disease and the Illinois Depa
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 hours ago
An Illinois resident has contracted Legionnaire’s Disease and the Illinois Department of Public Health is working to identify potential sources of exposure in the Springfield area. Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the public health agency, said it... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Millbrook United Methodist Church's dinner supports FVOASactivities at the senior center, adult day service and home services. FVOAS of
Daily Chronicle / Posted 19 hours ago
activities at the senior center, adult day service and home services. FVOAS offers 24/7 private home services through the Illinois Department of Public Health. For information, call 815-786-9404 or stop by the Fox Valley Community Center at 1406... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Report of 4th recent Legionnaires' case at veterans home comes soon after Democrats call for more actionThe Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced a fourth case of
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced a fourth case of Legionnaires’ disease in recent weeks at the state-run veterans home in Quincy, a notice that came just hours after SenateDemocrats held the latest in a series of hearings... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Lawmaker rips Gov. Bruce Rauner on Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans homethat’s inhaled, has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents at the Quincy hom
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
that’s inhaled, has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents at the Quincy home since 2015, and sickened dozens more. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that another case has been diagnosed, the fourth in a week. One of the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Senate Democrat demands Rauner 'make a decision' on Legionnaire's crisis in Quincythat’s inhaled, has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents at the Quincy hom
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
that’s inhaled, has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents at the Quincy home since 2015, and sickened dozens more. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced late Tuesday that another case has been diagnosed, the fourth in a week. One... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Another Legionnaires' case confirmed at Vets' Homeat the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy was confirmed on Tuesday. The Illinoi
WGEM Quincy / Posted 4 days ago
at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy was confirmed on Tuesday. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Illinois Department of Public Health reported the positive test result. IDVA and IDPH stated in a news release that the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
It's criminal what Illinois is doing to Medicaid patients with hepatitis Cin the United States. An estimated 150,000 people are affected by hepatitis C i
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
in the United States. An estimated 150,000 people are affected by hepatitis C in this state alone, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Fortunately, there is a cure for hepatitis C. Oral antiviral medications taken daily... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Illinois senators call for more information on Legionnaires'most up-to-date information to respond to the problem. The senators wrote the
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
most up-to-date information to respond to the problem. The senators wrote the following in a letter to the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Nirav Shah: “While we appreciate that—unlike in previous instances—IDPH appears to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What it costs hospitals to reverse an opioid overdosenine months of 2016 climbed 77 percent compared to the same period in 2015. The
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
nine months of 2016 climbed 77 percent compared to the same period in 2015. The steepest rise was related to heroin, the Illinois Department of Public Health says. So far, statewide hospital executives say the Affordable Care Act has largely... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner's speech guest among the latest Legionnaire's cases at troubled veterans homesaid. “That is my personal preference. His health has been poor for years, and
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
said. “That is my personal preference. His health has been poor for years, and that would make him susceptible.” The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Thursday that three people were diagnosed with the disease at the home this... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Another case of Legionnaires' disease confirmed at Illinois Vets' Homeat the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy. A news release from The Illinois Dep
WGEM Quincy / Posted 9 days ago
at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy. A news release from The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Illinois Department of Public Health stated the positive test result was reported late Wednesday. They stated the resident... Read more
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Daily Herald
3rd new Legionnaires' case reported in Quincyresolution during a hearing Wednesday morning. It now goes to the full House.
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
resolution during a hearing Wednesday morning. It now goes to the full House. If approved, the resolution would give the Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and Gov.... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
House members seek detailed timeline of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreakAffairs Committee gave its stamp of approval to it during a hearing Wednesday m
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 9 days ago
Affairs Committee gave its stamp of approval to it during a hearing Wednesday morning. If passed, it would give the Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and Gov.... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
House members seek detailed timeline of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreakAffairs Committee gave its stamp of approval to it during a hearing Wednesday m
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Affairs Committee gave its stamp of approval to it during a hearing Wednesday morning. If passed, it would give the Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and Gov.... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois resolution seeks timeline of veterans home outbreakresolution during a hearing Wednesday morning. It now goes to the full House.
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 9 days ago
resolution during a hearing Wednesday morning. It now goes to the full House. If approved, the resolution would give the Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and Gov.... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
New Legionnaires' cases reported at veterans homeout in 2015,” said Bill Huber, whose father resides in the home. “It's still fr
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 9 days ago
out in 2015,” said Bill Huber, whose father resides in the home. “It's still frustrating that it's still happening." The Illinois Department of Public Health said two residents showed signs of pneumonia on Feb. 8. That’s when tests were sent to a... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
New courthouse phone system eyedShe said managed care contracts for Medicaid payments are being negotiated. Th
McDonough County Voice / Posted 9 days ago
She said managed care contracts for Medicaid payments are being negotiated. The administrator said that staff from the Illinois Department of Public Health conducted an annual survey of the facility for three days last week. Cox said survey... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Officials confirm a case of Legionnaires’ at facilityCHICAGO (AP) _ Officials say one patient at a mental health facility in souther
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 10 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) _ Officials say one patient at a mental health facility in southern Illinois has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. Illinois’ Department of Human Services says in a Wednesday statement that the patient at the Chester Mental... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Officials confirm a case of Legionnaires' at facilityCHICAGO (AP) - Officials say one patient at a mental health facility in the sou
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 10 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Officials say one patient at a mental health facility in the southern Illinois has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease. Illinois' Department of Human Services says in a Wednesday statement that the patient at the Chester Mental... Read more
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SaukValley.com
2 more Legionnaires' disease cases found at veterans homein western Illinois where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 peopl
SaukValley.com / Posted 11 days ago
in western Illinois where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 people since 2015, health officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said in a Monday evening news release that both residents of the Illinois Veterans’ Home... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
2 more Legionnaires' disease cases found at Quincy veterans homein western Illinois where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 peopl
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
in western Illinois where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 people since 2015, health officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said in a Monday evening news release that both residents of the Illinois Veterans' Home... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Family members, lawmakers react to new legionnaires' cases at Vets' HomeMore problems arise at the Illinois Veterans' Home, with word of two more cases
WGEM Quincy / Posted 11 days ago
More problems arise at the Illinois Veterans' Home, with word of two more cases of Legionnaires' Disease. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports two laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents at the Illinois... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
2 more Legionnaires' cases found at Quincy veterans hometwo more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
two more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a veterans' home in western Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday night that its engineering staff has removed faucets from the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
2 more Legionnaires’ disease cases found at veterans hometwo more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
two more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of a veterans’ home in western Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday night that its engineering staff has removed faucets from the... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
2 more Legionnaires’ disease cases found at veterans hometwo more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 11 days ago
two more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of a veterans’ home in western Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday night that its engineering staff has removed faucets from the... Read more
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Daily Herald
2 more Legionnaires' disease cases found at veterans hometwo more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
two more laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a veterans' home in western Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday night that its engineering staff has removed faucets from the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Two more Legionnaires' cases confirmed at Quincy veterans' homeThe Illinois Department of Public Health reports two laboratory-confirmed cases
WGEM Quincy / Posted 12 days ago
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports two laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy. In a written statement, IDPH said both residents affected at the home are doing well... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Companies donate overdose-reversal drug to Illinoisinjection. The donation was made Thursday at The Chicago Recovery Alliance off
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 12 days ago
injection. The donation was made Thursday at The Chicago Recovery Alliance office. The alliance was given 600 doses. The Illinois Department of Public Health will distribute 3,400 doses to Illinois State Police and the Department of Corrections.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
It could be next fall before first pot clinics openthat patients would have to pay out of pocket for marijuana, as it is not typic
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
that patients would have to pay out of pocket for marijuana, as it is not typically covered by insurance companies. The Illinois Department of Public Health will be in charge of issuing medical marijuana cards to patients and their caregivers,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Companies donate overdose-reversal drug to Illinoisinjection. The donation was made Thursday at The Chicago Recovery Alliance off
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
injection. The donation was made Thursday at The Chicago Recovery Alliance office. The alliance was given 600 doses.� The Illinois Department of Public Health will distribute 3,400 doses to Illinois State Police and the Department of Corrections.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
State appeals adding ‘pain’ as medical marijuana qualifierCHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision to a
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision to add severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in a case that could greatly expand access to drug in the state. The appeal filed Thursday comes weeks... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
State appeals adding 'pain' as medical marijuana qualifierCHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision adding severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The paperwork filed Thursday in Cook County comes weeks after a judge ordered "intractable pain," or... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
State appeals adding 'pain' as medical marijuana qualifierCHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision adding severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The paperwork filed Thursday in Cook County comes weeks after a judge ordered "intractable pain," or... Read more
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Daily Herald
State appeals adding 'pain' as medical marijuana qualifierCHICAGO -- The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision add
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision adding severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The paperwork filed Thursday in Cook County comes weeks after a judge ordered "intractable pain," or... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Legionella bacteria found in Illinois State Capitol complexofficials say they're not aware of any Legionnaires' disease reports among stat
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 16 days ago
officials say they're not aware of any Legionnaires' disease reports among state employees or the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says the complex is safe for employees to go to work. Information from: The State... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Legionella bacteria found in Illinois State Capitol complexofficials say they’re not aware of any Legionnaires’ disease reports among stat
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 16 days ago
officials say they’re not aware of any Legionnaires’ disease reports among state employees or the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says the complex is safe for employees to go to work. Information from: The State... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner budget chief gives lawmakers the good news, and the bad newswas being held “until after the election,” suggesting Illinois Department of Ve
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
was being held “until after the election,” suggesting Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah were trying to preserve the governor’s political image. That... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Bill extending medical marijuana to opioid users passes Illinois Senate committeeto understand we’ve got data now to show that this is working when making this
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
to understand we’ve got data now to show that this is working when making this available to people,” Steans said. The Illinois Department of Public Health testified against the proposal, citing, among other things, the lack of resources to... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois lawmakers criticize agency directors over Legionnaires outbreaksick for a shorter amount of time had they been properly informed. Lawmakers o
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
sick for a shorter amount of time had they been properly informed. Lawmakers on Wednesday also voiced concern over how the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs responded to the outbreak, especially regarding... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Teen birth rates decline steeply in Tazewell, Peoria countiesthe last year statistics were available. In Peoria County, they dipped from 13.
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
the last year statistics were available. In Peoria County, they dipped from 13.3 percent to 7.8 percent, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Births to teens have declined by 67 percent across the nation since their peak level... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Legionella bacteria found in Illinois Capitol Complexconducted by Springfield-based Reliable Environmental Solutions Inc. in partner
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
conducted by Springfield-based Reliable Environmental Solutions Inc. in partnership with the Secretary of State’s Office, Illinois Department of Public Health and other state agencies. State officials said they are not aware of any reports of... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Tazewell teen birth rate plunge exceeds trendsthe last year statistics were available. In Peoria County, they dipped from 13.
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 17 days ago
the last year statistics were available. In Peoria County, they dipped from 13.3 percent to 7.8 percent, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Births to teens have declined by 67 percent across the nation since their peak level... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Long-term care watchdogs to push for restrictions on patient 'dumping'discharges represent less than 1 percent of all discharges, Hartman said. The
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 21 days ago
discharges represent less than 1 percent of all discharges, Hartman said. The bill to be filed will make it clear that the Illinois Department of Public Health has authority from the federal government to require that nursing homes readmit patients... Read more
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Ogle County News
Pinecrest one of two nursing homes fined for violationsBy Kathleen Schultz kschultz@saukvalley.com The Illinois Department of Public
Ogle County News / Posted 23 days ago
By Kathleen Schultz kschultz@saukvalley.com The Illinois Department of Public Health fined two area nursing homes $25,000 each in the last quarter of 2017 for A-level violations, those that created “a substantial probability that death or serious... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
As Smoke-free Illinois turns 10, lawmakers propose raising age for tobacco sales to 21 statewidewent into effect. By 2011, the rate of hospitalizations for asthma fell just ov
Chicago Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
went into effect. By 2011, the rate of hospitalizations for asthma fell just over 6 percent in the state, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The rate of hospitalizations for heart attack fell by 8.6 percent, as did the rate of... Read more
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