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- Chicago Photojournalist Monitored For Ebola After Return From Liberia Marcus DiPaola returned to the U.S. from Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 20. Since he returned, he has been monitoring himself for a fever by taking his temperature every hour. He has yet to show any symptoms of Ebola. Two nurses from the Chicago...
- Attorneys: Millions Of Dollars Flowed As Doctor Ordered Needless Heart Procedures More than two dozen people are now suing an Indiana cardiologist and hospital, claiming they went under the knife unnecessarily. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
- More Lawsuits Filed Against Ind. Doctor For Unnecessary Heart Procedures The latest lawsuits against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi were filed Monday, and attorneys expect even more people to come forward. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
- Some Pediatricians Waiting On Flu Vaccines For Kids But The Centers for Disease Control says the lack of supply is due to a shipping delay and not an actual shortage of the vaccine. CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports.
- Quinn Defends Ebola Quarantine Policy, Rauner Calls For Travel Ban Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his administration's policy of ordering mandatory quarantines for those returning to Illinois after being exposed to Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Experts Question Need For Mandatory Ebola Quarantines National health experts have suggested mandatory quarantines are unnecessary, and could limit medical workers’ ability to help fight the spread of Ebola.
- State Orders Mandatory Quarantine For Those Who Have Had Contact With Ebola Patients The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a 21-day quarantine for those who've had direct contact with West Africa Ebola patients.
- Surgeons At Comer Children's Hospital Work For Free To Fix Kids’ Birth Defects, Deformities A former White Sox player and plastic surgeons at Comer Children's Hospital are helping some local kids get life-changing procedures today.
- 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...