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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




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

Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law?

By Amanda Vinicky

Screenshot of video posted by trucker Brian Miner

It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?

Categories: Law, Technology, Transportation


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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