Public Health in the News – May 3, 2015

Global

National

Illinois/Chicago

  • A new law says that produce sold at farmer’s markets will have to include information about where it came from, so people will know if their food is locally grown.
  • Illinois’ Medicare dental program may soon be cut, although past experience tells us that this ends up costing everyone more in the long run – unresolved tooth problems can result in expensive emergency room visits.
  • The Cook County state’s attorney’s office is decriminalizing misdemeanors involving marijuana, and attempting to treat offenders in order to address the public health side of the issue.

Northwestern

  • NU scientists have found that looking at the DNA in your blood cells can help predict whether you will develop cancer.
  • A new clinic will open at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, which will give northern suburb residents easier access to cancer clinical trials.
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