Can neck manipulations done by chiropractors lead to strokes? An article published in The Washington Post examines this risk. We discuss the issue. Read an interview.
We break down the rules Illinois has outlined for medical marijuana, and some additional restrictions Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Ed Burke would like to impose in Chicago.
Illinois is one of 25 states that have chosen to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. We head to DuPage County to check up on the massive changes taking place in the state's health care system.
A local doctor weighs in on the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes. Read the interview.
Patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge may have been exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read an article.
Hypothermia and frostbite aren’t the only cold-related problems doctors are noticing in local emergency rooms today. We talk with Dr. Michelle Sergel about the weather’s impact on health.
A huge lake freighter pulls up to storage facility along the Calumet River, poised to haul away piles of the controversial petroleum byproduct called "petcoke." Elizabeth Brackett has the latest details.
The risk calculator included in the recently released guidelines for lowering cholesterol have been questioned by a number of leaders in the field of cardiology. We speak with two specialists on different sides of the controversy. Read an interview.
The doctor-patient relationship can sometimes become a tricky one, and health care professionals are working towards improving the process and outcome of patient care. What are some of the key issues facing patients, health care professionals and ethics? We talk with Dr. Peter Angelos, the Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
Though the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, has only gone into effect this year, some parts of the new law have already gone into effect in Cook County. We take a look at the early Medicaid expansion called CountyCare. Read an article and watch a web extra video.
The Chicago Department of Public Health is ramping up its campaign to increase teenage HPV vaccination coverage. We talk vaccinations and disease prevention with the agency’s medical director, Dr. Julie Morita. Read an interview and view graphics on HPV.
We speak with medical and policy specialists regarding the City Council ordinance passed Wednesday to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Read an interview.
Gov. Pat Quinn asks for emergency action to protect Illinois residents from petcoke. Elizabeth Brackett reports.
We take a look at how the Affordable Care Act is doing after the first week enrollees are able to use their coverage.
Community protest brings results as one company removes its petcoke from a Calumet River storage site. But thousands of tons remain on other sites. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.
Chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, joins us to check in on fixes to HealthCare.gov and the potential political fallout from the glitches in the 2014 midterms.
The Affordable Care Act is under fire from both sides of the political aisle. President Obama apologized for the botched rollout and pledged to correct the problems. So can you keep your policy? And if things don’t improve, could lawmakers repeal ObamaCare? Our panel has analysis