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2 Counties In Illinois Have Opposite Effects Controlling Pandemic

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Woman Shares Story Of Double-Lung Transplant To Treat COVID-19

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University of Illinois graduate student Kristen Muñoz submits her saliva sample for coronavirus testing on the Urbana-Champaign campus. Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media hide caption

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Swab, Spit Or Stay Home? A Wide Variety Of Plans To Keep Coronavirus Off Campus

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Mayra Ramirez received a double lung transplant after COVID-19 caused irreversible damage to her lungs. Northwestern Medicine hide caption

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'She Was So Sick': From COVID-19 Diagnosis To A Double Lung Transplant

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The lungs of a young woman in her 20s became so damaged by COVID-19 that she could not survive without her blood being oxygenated outside her body on an ECMO machine. She received a double-lung transplant on June 5. In this photo taken before the transplant, the patient is being monitored by the ECMO team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Northwestern Medicine hide caption

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Camdyn and Caydance Austin play together at their home in Windsor, Illinois. Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media hide caption

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When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to Seek Help

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José's son, who has schizophrenia, recently got into a fight that resulted in a broken window — an out-of-control moment from his struggle with mental illness. And it could increase his chances of deportation to a country where mental health care is even more elusive. Hokyoung Kim for NPR hide caption

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A Young Immigrant Has Mental Illness, And That's Raising His Risk of Being Deported

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The Joliet Treatment Center, southwest of Chicago, is one of four facilities now providing mental health care to some of Illinois' sickest inmates. It's a start, say mental health advocates, but many more inmates in Illinois and across the U.S. still await treatment. Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media hide caption

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Toni Hoy, at her home in Rantoul, Ill., holds a childhood photo of her son, Daniel, who is now 24. In a last-ditch effort to get Daniel treatment for his severe mental illness in 2007, the Hoys surrendered parental custody to the state. "When I think of him, that's the picture I see in my mind. Just this adorable, blue-eyed, blond little sweetie," Hoy says. Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media hide caption

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To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody

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Illinois Parents Relinquish Custody So Son Can Get Costly Medical Treatment

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Physical therapist Ingrid Peele coaches Kim Brown through strengthening exercises to help her with her chronic pain, at the OSF Central Illinois Pain Center in Peoria. Kyle Travers/WFYI hide caption

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How Outdoor Workers Minimize The Suffering During Bitter Cold Winters

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