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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

By Bill Chappell

An undated file photo from the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was executed Wednesday. After the lethal injection process began, Wood reportedly remained alive for nearly two hours.

Another U.S. execution has gone awry, as Arizona officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood to death today instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour after the mix of lethal injection drugs was administered, Wood's attorney says.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don’t Know It

By Katherine Hobson

Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.

Categories: Health


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Court Ruling On Health Coverage Could Affect Illinois, Indiana

By Illinois Public Media, with additional reporting from The Associated Press and Indiana Public Broadcasting

Questions remain after Tuesday's contradictory rulings by two federal appeals courts over health insurance subsidies in three dozen states - including Illinois and Indiana.

Categories: Health, Law

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

By Michelle Andrews

If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those who don't may have to pay more of the cost of their medical services, and in some cases may be refused services.

Categories: Economics, Health


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