Latest CHICAGO Healthwatch
Hay fever season began on Aug. 8 and lasts for six weeks.
If you’re suffering from awful allergies this year, you’re not alone. New research shows why this is happening and predicts things will only get worse, reports CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan in Healthwatch.
Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.
It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.
It’s a topic no one wants to talk about: death. A new website hopes to provide support for loved ones of people facing terminal illness.
It’s a parasite that has some incredibly troubling symptoms: Cramps, fatigue and diarrhea that just won’t go away.
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.