Chronic pain patients experiencing a side effect of new opioid guidelines

By Jessy Zhou Medill Reports Chronic pain patients say they are having their medications tapered down and face stricter evaluations when changing doctors since the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) changed its guidelines for opioid drugs. According to the CDC, opioids were responsible for more than 60 percent of drug overdose deaths in […]

American students become kung fu masters at Chicago studio

Master Wu Jing Chao trains students

By Jessy Zhou Medill Reports Master Wu Jing Chao came to the United States from China with a dream: to allow individuals in America to understand, appreciate and practice authentic Chinese martial arts. He founded Bei Dou Kung Fu in 2006, and says he was one of the first schools to officially offer classes that […]

Living donors gather at Millennium Park to celebrate and promote organ donation

By Jessy Zhou Medill Reports Meeting in front of a kidney-bean-shaped piece of art holds additional symbolism for Kate Griggs. She came to Millennium Park to pose for a photo in front of Cloud Gate — an iconic sculpture better known to Chicagoans as “The Bean” — with others who have donated a kidney or […]