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H1N1 Flu Virus Surfaces In Chicago

Loyola University Medical Center microbiologist Paul Schreckenberger says last week alone, 21 patients tested positive for influenza. All but one of those cases were the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.

12/26/2013

Bottles are seen on a production line. (Credit:  JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Healthwatch: Drinking From Sport Bottles Could Cause Wrinkles

We’ve heard the advice before, drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy, and for many that means drinking water from a sport bottle. But as CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist reports, all that drinking could cause premature aging.

12/10/2013

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Elgin Man Waiting For 4th Kidney Transplant In 30 Years

An Elgin man whose immune system has led to rejection after rejection after rejection of donor kidneys is about to go under the knife again, and this time, his doctor says, is going to be different.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2013

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Lyme Disease Cases On The Rise In Lake County

Health officials in Lake County are warning residents about a tiny insect creating a big health scare.

08/20/2013

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Back To School Means Heavy Backpacks And Back Pain

Is your child’s backpack too heavy? Often everything a child needs at school can be found in one place-on their back. From books and notebooks to pencils and other school supplies, it all gets toted around in a backpack.

08/20/2013