Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana is one of more than 700 hospitals at risk of losing 1 percent of its Medicare payments. Those hospitals make up the 25 percent of U.S. hospitals that scored poorest for patient infections and complications, according to preliminary data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans.
The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to public sector unions -- ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois can't be required to pay fees that help cover the union's cost of collective bargaining.
Lauren Kay has never met her therapist in person. The 24-year-old entrepreneur found it difficult to take time off work for appointments.
Friday is National HIV Testing Day. The number of deaths from AIDS has declined dramatically in the U.S. since the epidemic of the 1980's and 1990's, but HIV is on the rise again, in young gay men.
Think about people dying from drinking too much, and you probably think of the classic disease of alcoholics, cirrhosis of the liver. Or perhaps an alcohol-fueled car crash. But there are many more ways to kill yourself with alcohol, unfortunately, and they account for 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed off on a measure that allows clinical psychologists in Illinois to prescribe medication to patients.
Medicare is preparing to penalize about 750 hospitals that have the highest rates of infections and patient injuries.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs must be protected from firing and demotion.
Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.