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Author: Ryan Voyles

On the record with Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER

Since it was founded in 2015, Chicago healthcare incubator MATTER has helped hundreds of startup companies develop products and bring them to market. This summer, the company announced that its member companies raised more than $1 billion over the past four years.

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Report praises new Illinois cigarette tax, stresses more can be done to prevent cancer

Recent legislative action in Illinois has helped reduce exposure to cancer-causing behaviors, but more can be done to prevent smoking and treat those with the disease, according to a Thursday report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

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Durbin continues to push FDA to crack down on youth e-cigarette use

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., continued his pressure on the Food and Drug Administration over electronic cigarette use among youths, calling on the agency to take action on a recent court ruling directing it to set a deadline for manufacturers to submit their products for public health review if they wish to remain on the market.

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Cook County Health board approves ambitious three-year road map

Cook County Health plans to invest more heavily in infrastructure and court more patients with insurance. It also wants to become a provider of choice for county workers and attract additional expectant mothers.

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Survey finds four in 10 Chicago parents struggle with grocery access, leading to health challenges for children

Four in 10 Chicago families live in an area with limited grocery store access, which can lead to additional health challenges, according to a new survey by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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Illinois federal lawmakers request EPA take a stronger position on ethylene oxide

Democratic members of Illinois' congressional delegation pressed the Environmental Protection Agency last week for stricter restrictions on ethylene oxide emissions, citing the ongoing situation at Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility and two other companies in Lake County.

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OSF, Perry Memorial plan to strengthen partnership

OSF HealthCare and Princeton’s Perry Memorial Hospital are looking at taking their partnership to the next level. Perry Memorial has been an independent affiliate of OSF since 2007. “As we think about the future of health and wellness in the communities we serve, we know that a partnership with a comprehensive and integrated delivery system […]

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