This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h
(Credit University of Illinois and Washington University)
February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.


February 17, 2014

DCFS Director Once Pleaded Guilty To Theft, Was Sued For Child Support

Gov. Pat Quinn’s new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a West Side social service agency and later became embroiled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered, records show.


Marlboro cigarettes on display at a CVS store.
(Gene J. Puskar/AP)
February 05, 2014

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.


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