Health

Opioid
March 02, 2018 - 10:09 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- A central Illinois man is accused of removing opioid patches from the bodies of residents at two nursing homes, including one where he worked as a registered nurse. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports McLean County prosecutors have charged 31-year-old James Rellihan of...
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Cigarette
Steve Miller
March 01, 2018 - 6:21 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- If you're a non-smoker, are you ever resentful of smokers who get cigarette breaks at work? Forty-two percent of non-smokers say they should get an extra 3 to 5 days of vacation to compensate for smokers who take all those smoking breaks. That's one conclusion of a new...
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Medical, Health
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Nancy Harty
February 28, 2018 - 6:34 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A group of hospitals and residents have unveiled a plan to combat the dramatic “death gap” between downtown and Chicago's West Side. Rush University Medical Center says the life expectancy for residents of West Garfield Park is 16 years shorter than for people who live...
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Bernie Tafoya
February 22, 2018 - 8:59 pm
(WBBM Newsradio) -- Another Aurora school is calling off classes because of the spread of the flu. The principal of Holy Angels Catholic School says 26 percent of students called in sick with the flu Monday, which is more than 100 of the school's 400 students. To try to minimize the spread of the...
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