Sunday, January 24, 2021
Average COVID-19 case positivity rate stays below 8 percent for 11 days By SARAH MANSUR, Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINFIELD — As Illinois’ COVID-19 hospitalization and case numbers have stabilized since the second-wave highs last month, the governor’s office announced 126,211 vaccinations were administered throughout the state, including Chicago, as of Tuesday evening,...
By Andy Johnson, health enews contributor, A news service from Advocate Aurora Health Persistent cough, sinus congestion, sore throat. You know the drill: A trip to the doctor’s office. Nowadays, there’s another way to get checked out, too. For many minor ill­nesses and injuries, virtual visits offer access to a health...
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute is pleased to announce that Dwight S. Tyndall, M.D., a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine sur­geon, will be joining Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute as a partner in Janu­ary 2021. Dr. Tyndall has been practic­ing spine surgery in northwest Indiana and the Chicago area for...
Crusader Staff Report Obamacare enrollment decreased after the deadline for new plans expired December 16, according to the final number from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. In total, nearly 8.3 million people signed up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage in 2020, a slight decrease from the 8.4...
Community HealthNet Health Center CEO Dr. Janet Seabrook recently completed the Clinicians Scholars Program. With a focus on minority and/or minority-serving clinicians, the goal of the MATEC HIV Clinician Scholars Program (CSP) is to strengthen the HIV workforce in the Midwestern United States via an intensive, year-long training program...
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) announced December 15, 2020, that its Recovery Works program will expand to serve Hoosiers charged with or convicted of misdemeanor offenders. Recovery Works was established in 2015 as voucher-based system to support partnerships between the criminal...
Lake County’s positive coronavirus infection numbers are on a rollercoaster. Since reaching its highest ever daily count of 720 new cases on November 13, the county’s daily numbers of new cases have ranged from a low of 235 to a high of 552. Health officials warned of an uptick in cases...
The FDA authorized Pfizer's vaccine last week. By Ivan Pereira, ABC News The rollout of the first coronavirus vaccine began Monday morning as the first doses of the Pfizer medication was administered to health care workers and nursing home staffers. A critical care nurse from Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center was...
Results from the third phase of a scientific study measuring the statewide prevalence of COVID-19 show that -- as of early October -- 7.8 percent of Indiana’s population had been infected with the novel coronavirus. Building on the methodology from this and previous phases, the IUPUI research team estimated that...
Crusader Staff Report Time is running out for residents who want to enroll in Obamacare during the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for open enrollment is next Tuesday, December 15. Affordable Care Act officials say Obamacare is more affordable than ever. Open enrollment started November 1. According to a new Health and Human...