Health

Megan Connolly, center, talks with Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday at a bill-signing. (WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller)
Steve Miller
August 27, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Gov. Rauner has signed a bill into law that requires insurance companies to cover the costs of preserving the eggs, embryo and sperm of patients who are about to have cancer treatment that could make them infertile.
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Dan Bigg (photo credit: Nigel Brunsdon)
August 22, 2018 - 5:00 am
Bigg helped found the Chicago Recovery Alliance to combat the spread of HIV by supplying clean syringes to drug users, and the agency later became one of the first to distribute naloxone, an overdose-stopping medication.
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In this Aug. 7, 2018 photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own. Their babies fared better, too. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
August 08, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing...
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