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In Chicago hospital, “collateral damage” of gang war never subsides

(CBS News) CHICAGO – Violent crime in America has fallen for six straight years, with homicides last year down nearly 6 percent. But in Chicago, there have been 275 homicides this year, most of them gang related. The nation’s third-largest… [Read More]


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A night inside Stroger’s trauma unit: FOX Chicago EXCLUSIVE

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CCHHS Physicians Provide Tips during Extreme Heat Wave

Cook County Emergency Department Physicians Urge Area Residents to Take Precautions During Extreme Heat   CHICAGO –The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Emergency Department Physicians are urging area residents to take extreme caution during this extreme heat wave.   Only… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Focuses on Affordable Care Act Upheld

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one… [Read More]


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National HIV Testing Day

Peter McLoyd, Consumer Development and Advocacy Coordinator, at the CORE Center, one of the six agencies of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System explains that modern testing is quick, easy and painless. Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates National HIV… [Read More]


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HIT makeover, public health style

How do you measure a makeover? In this case, neither by the blueness of the eye shadow, nor the height of the heels. Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) wholly reconditioned its data network. The nation’s third largest public… [Read More]


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Temps to reach 100 this week

June 27, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Temperatures in Illinois are forecast to top 100 degrees by Thursday, and authorities are urging the public to be cautious. Health officials and the City of Chicago are reminding people to keep cool as this… [Read More]


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Much at stake in Illinois and beyond with Pending ‘Obamacare’ Ruling

After a decade-long battle to contain his HIV, Chicago graphic designer Will Wilson views President Barack Obama’s landmark health-care law as a “big ray of hope” that could be lost if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the president’s massive… [Read More]


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A Word to Preckwinkle’s Choices

In 2008, when we first met Warren Batts, he had just signed on to lead a new panel that oversees Cook County’s health and hospitals system. Batts, a Navy veteran and retired business exec, didn’t sugarcoat the challenge ahead. “The… [Read More]


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‘Boss’ wrapping up 2nd season

A CTOR Kelsey (“Frasier”) Grammer’s filming of his hit Chicago-based series “Boss,” in which he plays the role of Tom Kane, a ruthless Chi-Town mayor, will wrap up shooting for its second season July 10. Actor /directorMario Van Peebles (“New Jack City”), who directed a… [Read More]