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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Patients To Docs: ‘What About Marijuana?’

Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program; and find...

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

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Study: Common Cosmetics Contain Harmful Chemicals

Make up is a daily routine for almost every woman in some way, but a new report out Tuesday says some popular makeup and products could contain harmful chemicals.

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana May Be Unavailable When Law Goes Into Effect

Even after medical marijuana becomes legal January 1, there still may not be any to buy, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

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Orland Park Hosting Heroin Awareness Program

Orland Park Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki says there were at least six heroin overdose deaths in Orland Park last year, among about 60 heroin overdose ambulance calls. The antidote Narcan was used to save most of those lives.

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Legislative Panel OKs Rules For Medical Marijuana

A law enacted last year authorized a four-year pilot project that will expire in 2017. So far, not a single marijuana seed has been planted. But now that rules have been approved, the state agencies running the program can start posting applications for a limited number of grower and retailer permits.

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Panel To Weigh Rules For Medical Marijuana

Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois’ pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to reality and a meeting set for Tuesday will shape the program’s future.

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Polar Vortex Part II: Record Low Cold Possible Next Week

Enjoy the warm, sunny weather while you can. The polar vortex probably will rear its ugly head again in Chicago next week, though luckily we won’t need to break out the snow shovels and parkas.

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?