Health

The Bionic Leg

For the last five years, Hailey Danisewicz has learned to deal with not having two healthy legs to walk on. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer when she was just 12 years old, Hailey endured years of chemotherapy and unsuccessful surgeries until her disease-ravaged leg became a burden. “I wasn’t able to bend […]

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South Side ER’s vs. Level 1 Trauma Centers

Tonight on the show, Elizabeth Brackett tells the story of the struggling emergency rooms on the South Side. Here is a map to show you how far some Chicagoans have to travel to access care for the most life-threatening injuries. Javascript is required to view the video map. Legend Emergency Hospitals () Trauma Centers ()

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Understaffing and Ambulance Service at ERs

While patients with health insurance struggle to get in to the University of Chicago Medical Center, patients without insurance are facing even tougher challenges. Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side stopped ambulance service in February, and is now relying on Cook County’s other hospitals serving indigent patients to take them. The University of Chicago normally […]

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Local E.R. Doctor Discusses Radiation Exposure

People across the world wait anxiously for the next development in the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown scare. This map of Japan shows the potential radius the radiation threat extends from the nuclear power plant with a situation. People from Sendai and Fukushima are being shuttled south to Tokyo, which is just out of harm’s […]

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Scientific Chicago: Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. And it’s the only one in the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. That’s according to a report released today by the Alzheimer’s Association. But now, researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have […]

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