Logo for the STAR Program.
(Courtesy Oncology Rehab Partners)
November 17, 2014

A Rehab Program That Follows Up On Cancer Treatment

Logo for the STAR ProgramPhysical therapist Stephanie Dotson talks with Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows about the STAR cancer rehabilitation program at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Many hospitals have special units devoted to treating cancer patients. The STAR Program is devoted to providing service to patients after their treatment. Stephanie Dotson oversees the program at OSF St. Joseph. It's used by hospitals and clinics in more than 40 states.

In Illinois, the STAR Program has been adopted by hospitals and clinics in Bloomington/Normal, Pontiac (at OSF St. James/Albrecht Medical Center), Springfield, and in the Peoria, Chicago and St. Louis metro areas.

The STAR Program was originated by Dr. Julie Silver, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and a cancer survivor herself.


Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner greet before a debate in Chicago Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 15, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Square Off in Second Debate

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner continue to battle over what's best for Illinois’ future.   The top candidates debated for the second time Tuesday night in Chicago.


Nigerian women in Lagos on Monday demand that the government do more to rescue the teenage girls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by a radical Islamist group in the northeastern part of the country. The government says it does not know where the gi
(Sunday Alamba/AP)
May 05, 2014

Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Children are abducted with depressing regularity in African conflicts, but the seizure of more than 250 schoolgirls in Nigeria is a particularly strange and baffling case.


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