University of Chicago News

Workplace Wellness Programs Are an Exercise in Futility, Latest Research Finds

Workplace wellness programs have two main goals: improve employees’ health and lower their employers’ health-care costs. They’re not very good at either, new research finds. For the study, 3,300 employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were given a …

$15 Million Awarded in Illinois Childbirth Death Lawsuit

Jurors have awarded a $15 million settlement to the husband of a suburban Chicago high school teacher who died while giving birth. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the wrongful death lawsuit accused two doctors and hospitals of failing to diagnose …