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Gary, Ind. Schools Closed Monday, For Eclipse ConcernsSome students are bused home at a time when they might be exposed to the eclipse, Gary Community School Corp. said in a news release.
Man ODs Sitting In Court, Revived By Quick-Thinking OfficersSheriff Mark Curran says three correctional officers noticed the man slumped over and quickly determined he had probably overdosed.
Binge-Watching TV Shows Causes Poor Sleep Quality, Insomnia, Study FindsBinge-watching television shows can lead to unhealthy sleep habits in young adults, according to a new study.
Narcotics 'Ended Him,' Grieving Family Of Indiana Man SaysThe La Porte County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office investigated three narcotics-related overdoses over the weekend.
Smoking Marijuana Triples Risk Of High Blood Pressure Death, Study SaysA new study is warning that people who smoke marijuana have three times the risk of dying from high blood pressure than those who don't.
Soda Tax Repeal In The WorksThere has been pushback from retailers since a court cleared Cook County government's controversial soda tax last week.
Inspector General Completes Follow Up To November Audit Of Food Inspection ProgramChicago's inspector general has completed a follow-up to his highly-critical November audit of the health department's food inspection program.
Loneliness, Social Isolation A Bigger Health Issue Than Obesity, Study SaysResearchers say people with a greater social connection cut their risk of premature death in half.
Proposed Ordinance To Keep Close Watch On Rising Drug Prices In ChicagoAldermen Edward M. Burke held Tuesday a hearing on the proposed “Chicago Drug Pricing Transparency Ordinance” to mandate that pharmaceutical manufacturers whose drugs are sold in Chicago must disclose price hikes 90 days in advance if those increases fall into one of a series of categories.
Rescue Cat That Cared For Young Cancer Patient Named 'Cat Of The Year'A caring rescue cat has been named Great Britain's National Cat of the Year for helping to comfort a young cancer patient, BBC News reported.
Pets Do Not Benefit Kids' Health, Study FindsDogs and cats have no "significant" impact on children's mental and physical health, according to a new study by the Rand Corporation.
Copper Cocktail Mugs Could Give You Food Poisoning, Health Officials SayHealth officials in Iowa say the popular cocktail cups can give their users copper poisoning.

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