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CHIC plans Wabash Crossing care facility

DECATUR – The goal has been to hire more doctors and nurses to care for a large population of low-income patients at the Community Health Improvement Center. The funds were there, but the space was not.

Most men decline treatment for erectile dysfunction, SIU doctor’s study finds

The conventional wisdom may be that every man diagnosed with erectile dysfunction would want a prescription for drugs such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra to treat the problem.But a doctor at Springfield's Southern Illinois University School of Medicine who used data from millions of patients' visits with their physicians determined that only one out of every four men with ED seeks treatment.That ...

Health care is hot issue in 12th Congressional race

Candidates for Illinois' 12th Congressional District differ in their stances on the Affordable

Dialysis clinics to settle lawsuit

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., a national chain of kidney dialysis clinics, has agreed to pay more than $400 million to resolve kickback allegations, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The health problems facing rural and urban poor in Illinois

Each year, researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute put out the County Health Rankings. The rankings show how counties across the country match up on things like life expectancy and residents’ health. Julie Willems Van Dijk is one of the directors. “The reason we do it is to raise awareness about how healthy our communities are, and how healthy they’re not. To do ...

Doctors Fear Market Clout of Insurers as ACA Pads Enrollment

Doctors Fear Market Clout of Insurers as ACA Pads Enrollment

Medicaid ADHD treatment under scrutiny

ATLANTA — Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects one in seven school-age children in the U.S., and from 2003 to 2011 the number of children diagnosed with the condition rose by more than 40 percent.

UnitedHealthcare Introduces Medicare Advantage Plan for Beneficiaries in DuPage County

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, today introduced its first Medicare Advantage plan in DuPage County. Illinois Health Partners physicians in DuPage County

Blue Cross delivers blow to small hospitals

Silver Cross Hospital and much larger Advocate Health Care won't be able to jointly negotiate reimbursement rates with the state's dominant insurer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois.

Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions

Some of the Chicago area's most prominent research hospitals — and others that serve its poorest residents — face significant penalties from Medicare for having too many patients in recent years return for a second visit within a month of being admitted.