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- Research On Mice Could Lead To Erasing Bad Memories For Humans In the “Men in Black” movies, the characters use a memor- zapping gun. In a California lab, scientists have done it for real. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
- Sick Child From Liberia Does Not Have Ebola, Illinois Health Officials Say The child was one of two people traveling from Liberia to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport who were taken to area hospitals and placed in isolation as a precaution.
- Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today - and reminding other people to get vaccinated.
- Doctors, Activists Call For Banning Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals Several doctors and consumer advocates in Chicago on Thursday warned there’s a much bigger threat to Americans’ health than Ebola: drug-resistant bacteria.
- Emanuel Applauds Response To Sick Travelers From Liberia As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
- Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
- Two Sick Passengers On Flights From Liberia Being Monitored At Chicago Hospitals Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using "an abundance of caution" for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare...
- State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.
- Got A Question About Ebola? Call The State's Hotline Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced the hotline Thursday. It will be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state's response.
- Hospital Ramps Up Ebola Precautions As Enhanced Screening Begins At O'Hare Screening for the Ebola virus began Thursday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, as local health experts sought to reassure the public they are ready to help contain any outbreak.
- Wet Weather Leading To High Mold Counts All the rain we've been having is making mold counts go sky high and those with allergies are just miserable, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.
- 2 Investigators, BGA: Wrongful Death Settlements At Government Hospitals Costing Taxpayers Hospitals supported by taxpayers have paid out more than $180 million in Illinois for wrongful death cases -- deaths that could have been prevented.
- Mundelein Healthcare Supplier Sees Uptick In Sales Of Ebola Protective Gear Ebola is front of mind for just about everyone, but especially for a local company. Medline based in Mundelein is seeing an uptick in calls from hospitals looking for protective Ebola gear.
- Reports Of Lewis' Condition Raises Awareness About Brain Tumors A Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
- With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois.