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Abbott Labs' new rapid coronavirus test cleared for use by FDA
By The Associated Press
Mar 28, 2020 7:43 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories, which the company says can detect the coronavirus in about 5 minutes.
Lisle Chinese culture school donates masks, protective gear to hospital, doctors
By Susan Sarkauskas
Mar 27, 2020 4:50 PM
Grateful Edward-Elmhurst Health and DuPage Medical Group executives received medical masks from volunteers of Ray Chinese School Friday morning. "If I could give you guys a hug, I would," said Marianne Spencer, Edward-Elmhurst's vice president of operations.
Eton acquires marketing rights to pediatric drug
Mar 27, 2020 4:10 PM
Specialty drugmaker Eton Pharmaceuticals has acquired U.S. marketing rights to Alkindi Sprinkle from Diurnal Group plc. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
Walgreens expands drive-through use for other products
Mar 27, 2020 2:43 PM
Walgreens is now offering select products at its more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-thrus nationwide in order to help customers obatin essestial products during te COVID-19 pandemic.
Retired health workers cautiously stepping up to help with COVID-19 response
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Mar 27, 2020 6:38 AM
Skilled and eager to serve, some recently retired doctors and nurses are ready to heed the governor's call to help local medical practices or hospitals with the COVID-19 response, but from a safe distance.
Rolling Meadows parks, District 57 donate supplies
Daily Herald report
Mar 26, 2020 5:29 PM
A group of Rolling Meadows residents is coordinating a grass-roots medical supply drive to benefit Northwest Community Hospital and Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.
Guided Path Psych Services Offers Free 20 Min Phone Sessions for First Responders, Sliding Scale Fee for Others
Mar 26, 2020 8:16 AM
Guided Path Psychological Services in Palatine is offering free 20 minute phone sessions to anyone on the front lines of combating coronavirus and keeping systems running that may be struggling during this time.
Dozens -- individually -- donate blood at Chicago Wolves' drive
By Eric Peterson
Mar 25, 2020 7:06 PM
From a variety of motivations, several dozen people practiced both good health and proper social distancing as they responded Wednesday to the call for an increase in blood donations at a drive co-hosted by the Chicago Wolves across the street from their home stadium of the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
Suburban crafters making masks to help in fight with coronavirus pandemic
By Mick Zawislak
Mar 25, 2020 3:36 PM
They aren't on the front lines, but suburban crafters have found a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic by sewing masks for health care workers and others.
Pregnancy during a pandemic: What women need to know
By Katlyn Smith
Mar 25, 2020 3:35 PM
What's it like to give birth during a pandemic? Is it still safe to breast-feed? A Northwestern Medicine ob-gyn gives expectant moms the answers that can help protect them and their newborns.
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Protect your health (and your data): 6 tips for remote working as COVID-19 spreads
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