Health

Inflation is expected to boost annual U.S. national health expenses by $370 billion by 2027 compared with pre-pandemic projections, consulting firm McKinsey says.
Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez will be at the event in Little Village, as will organizations offering free immigration and public health resources, plus a slew of vaccines.
Peggy Dula’s $3,600 charge was far higher than what her two siblings were charged for their ambulance rides, though they were also in her car during a crash and were taken to the same hospital.
The rare 3% decrease in monthly premiums is likely to be coupled with a historically high cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits — perhaps 9% or 10% — putting hundreds of dollars into the pockets of millions of people.
The suit names six Alden facilities in Chicago and the suburbs.
“Please get your annual mammogram. I was six months late this time. I shudder to think what might have happened if I had put it off longer,” Couric posted on her website.
Participants will take fitness classes and healthy cooking classes; ‘I’ve never known anything specifically geared toward the health and wellness of the community like this,’ said one organizer.
Englewood Connect is being built in a landmark firehouse — a building that “refused to be demolished,” said Planning and Development Commissioner Maurice Cox.
The 10-year-old company helps health systems set up and run specialty pharmacies, which manage medications for people with complex and chronic medical conditions.
Fewer than half of children in the United States with sickle cell disease get a needed screening for stroke, and only about half or fewer get a treatment that can help with pain and anemia.
The new ordinance prohibits Chicago police or any other agency of local government from cooperating in investigations that seek to criminalize women who come to the city seeking abortions and other reproductive care.
The verdict exceeded the $346 million lawyers for plaintiff Sue Kamuda had asked for in closing arguments Thursday against Sterigenics, parent company Sotera Health and its corporate predecessor Griffith Foods.
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The blood disorder occurs among about one of every 365 Black births and one of every 16,300 Latino births, according to the CDC.
Researcher found the best method is to hold and walk with a crying baby for five minutes. After that, sit and hold the baby for five to eight minutes before putting the child back in bed.
The proposed ordinance would prohibit Chicago police or other local government agencies from assisting investigations that seek to criminalize women who come to Chicago seeking abortions and other reproductive care.
Even with new boosters, experts predict the scourge that’s already lasted longer than the 1918 flu pandemic will linger far into the future. Here’s why.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is working with the Stickney Public Health District to investigate the cluster of cases reported in the southwest suburb of Burbank.
“Health professionals and researchers should acknowledge the importance of religious and spiritual influences in the lives of African Americans,” the study’s author says.
Two Chicago organizations that help individuals who are seeking an abortion will split $500,000 from the Chicago Department of Public Health to help those traveling to Illinois for the medical procedure.
Cook County Health hasn’t diagnosed anyone with monkeypox in four days, officials there say.
Having a higher tea intake — two or more cups a day — was linked to a modest benefit: a 9% to 13% lower risk of death from any cause vs. non-tea drinkers, National Cancer Institute researchers found.
Wait times are “appalling,” one board member says with a quarter of the jobs at the safety net health system open and staff morale low.
Distribution could “expeditiously resume” if Congress provides funding, a senior Biden administration official said. Otherwise, remaining tests will be reserved for when there’s greater need.