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The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.
Ever wonder how smart your dog is? Or what they’re thinking? There is a new way to find out. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows us how you can put your dog to the test.
You may have come across ads for sunscreen pills and wondered if they work. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey takes a closer look at some sunscreen pills and what doctors say about them.
You may be surprised at the number of products labelled with the word “protein. ” CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist asks, are we getting too much of a good thing?
African American women have higher rates of breast cancer at younger ages, and their survival rates are lower than white women. Now researchers might have an idea why.
They start out growing up like any other child, until a seizure strikes. It’s the first sign of a deadly, rare brain disease that robs children of their abilities before taking their lives. This weekend, you can help a Downers Grove family try to find a cure for Batten Disease.
That tattoo you got years ago might have seemed like a good idea then. Now, if you wish it would just go away, you’re not alone.
A new trend in healthy choices in vending machines is giving consumers looking for a quick snack an alternative to high-calorie sodas or fattening snacks and candy bars.
Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”
It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.
What if something as simple as changing the color of your plate helped you lose weight? Or if clenching a fist put an end to a fattening craving?
Experts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.
The pressure to defy the aging process is huge, even for twenty-somethings. In fact, more and more young people are asking their doctor for botox injections.
Doctors have been seeing an increase in flu cases, marking the earliest start to the flu season in nearly a decade.
Dangerous bacteria could be lurking in your shower head without you even knowing it. Cases of chronic non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection have increased steadily in recent years, and unfortunately there’s not much we can do to avoid it.
When you think of drug rehab, cocaine and heroin may come to mind, but some different drugs are sending an exploding number of kids into treatment.
A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.
Some heart patients are getting a unique experience in the operating room. They’re able to watch their own surgeries with their loved ones by their sides.
It’s no secret many foods contain sugar, but you might be shocked to learn just how much is in some seemingly healthy options.