The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on the use and reliability of antibody testing, saying that in a population where prevalence of COVID-19 is low, “less than half of those testing positive will truly have antibodies.”
Health experts already worry about the whiplash if vaccine promises like President Donald Trump’s goal of a 300 million-dose stockpile by January fail. Only time and science will tell -- and the new poll shows the public is indeed skeptical.
The new benefit — to be formally unveiled at a Rose Garden event Tuesday afternoon — is being touted as a major accomplishment by Trump administration officials eager to change the subject from the grim drumbeat of coronavirus pandemic news.
Four financially challenged hospitals on Chicago’s South Side announced Tuesday they have scrapped plans to merge into a single health care system because Illinois lawmakers failed to set aside funding for the project.
Taxpayer-subsidized health insurance is available for a modest cost — sometimes even free — across the country, but few people seem to know how to find it.
The state of Illinois is no longer providing the total numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths at long-term care facilities, choosing instead to disclose information about recent outbreaks.
Dr. Richard A. Berger talks about how elective surgeries will change in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin from Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital talks about the latest developments in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Larissa Pavone from Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital talks about the process of recovery for patients who are discharged after being treated for COVID-19.
Dr. David Zich from Northwestern Medicine talks about the latest information coming from the forefront of COVID-19 treatment.
Bright alleges he was ousted from a high-level scientific post after warning the Trump administration to prepare for the pandemic.
Cancer deaths have dropped more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not, new research reveals.
Dr. Benjamin F. Miller, chief strategy officer at Well Being Trust, talks about how those who struggle with substance abuse could add to the death toll brought on by COVID-19.
Dr. Chris Colbert from the University of Illinois at Chicago talks about the struggle for local doctors to manage their own mental health while handling an overwhelming workload.
The number of patients seeking help in emergency rooms has dropped dramatically in recent months, and doctors are concerned. FOX 11's Araksya Karapetyan spoke with Dr. John Harold, a cardiac specialist at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center and the board president of the American Heart Association chapter here in Los Angeles.
Staff at dozens of Illinois nursing homes called off a strike set to begin Friday after their union reached a tentative deal with nursing home owners that will increase workers’ pay to at least $15 and guarantee additional bonus pay during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Khalilah Gates and NAMI Chicago's Alexa James talk about the mental health crisis brought on by COVID-19 and how the local health care system is handling an influx of cases.
The family of an emergency room doctor in upper Manhattan says she killed herself after becoming distraught over coronavirus.
The largest spike was in prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs, which rose 34.1 percent from mid-February to mid-March.
Walmart is also encouraging customers to wear face masks while stopping in their stores.