U.S. green energy policy could reap results – Germany’s policy shows the promise

By Jillian Melero Medill Reports Tapping into wind and solar and other green energy technologies, the U.S. can produce 80 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050, compared to 17 percent in 2017. That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by the Department of Energy in 2012. And the transition is a necessary step […]

After facing violence in her senior living home, LGBT woman goes to court

By Colleen Zewe Medill Reports After grieving the loss of her partner of 30 years, Marsha Wetzel, 70, moved into Glen St. Andrew Living Community, a senior housing facility in Niles in November 2014. Wetzel signed a tenant agreement that guaranteed her three meals a day, laundry services and access to a community room. It […]

ExplORer Surgical programs surgical guides to optimize OR safety and procedures

Chicago based ExplORer Surgical provides a real-time surgical workflow management tool that serves as a centralized information source for all OR team members.

By Xiaoyi Liu Medill Reports Optimal teamwork in the operating room (OR) can be hard to achieve. Inexperienced team members, poor information transfer, mid-case handoffs, and improper room preparation can all result in delays and disruptions during the operation. The result can cost the patient increased exposure to infection, according to Dr. Alexander Langerman, head […]