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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
Thu May 22

U Of C Physicians, Med Students Join Push For A South Side Trauma Center (VIDEO)

Members of the University of Chicago medical community are joining area residents in their call for a South Side trauma center.

Quick Hit
by Ashlee Rezin
Tue Apr 16, 2013

Coalition Of Illinois Physicians Announce Support Of Medical Marijuana Bill (VIDEO)

With the Illinois House of Representative possibly voting on the legalization of medicinal marijuana this week, nearly 250 physicians in the state have announced their support of the legislation.

“Who wouldn’t try something illegal if they’ve run out of options,” asked Julie Falco, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 27 years ago and said in 2004 she had thoughts of suicide as a result of a “cloud of heavy medications.”

“The medications didn’t make me feel better, they made me feel worse,” she said, noting that she turned to cannabis when she saw no alternative and immediately saw an “enormous benefit.”

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
Fri Mar 15, 2013

Illinois Congressmen Push Bills On DOD Audit, Future Of U.S. Physicians & Fracking

Three bills in Congress received co-sponsorship from Illinois legislators this week ranging from a call to audit the Pentagon to an investigation of the environmental and health consequences of fracking. We take a closer look at the bills.