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Were Drug Addicts From Puerto Rico Victims Of Treatment Scam?

Puerto Rican drug addicts who have been sent to Chicago with the promise of world-class drug treatment have been ending up...

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Teen’s Tragic Death Brought Hope To Three Medical Patients

Organ recipients expressed thanks Thursday to the parents of Jermaine Cullum Jr., 16, who passed away last year of a heart attack.

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Jeni’s Ice Cream Shops To Reopen In Chicago Following Recall

Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which has two stores in Chicago, says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.

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IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address Concussions

Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.

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Cary-Grove High School Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

While parents should be concerned, there’s no reason to panic, a McHenry County health official says.

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 Turns Over Marijuana Applications To Attorneys

While the records remain closed to journalists and the general public, the disclosure represents a win for attorneys representing a disappointed applicant and may eventually shed light on a secretive process. The case is one of several similar lawsuits being closely watched by the new marijuana industry.

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Is Your Coffee Maker Brewing Java Germs?

Ten Chicago area families let CBS 2 swab their one-cup coffee makers. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist unveils the results.

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Social Media Obsession Costing Some People Their Marriage

Some people get so obsessed with social media, it can cost them their marriage.

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)

Board To Hear Case For Marijuana For PTSD, Other Conditions

Monday’s hearing is a step toward expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to include PTSD and other conditions. An advisory board made up of patients, nurses, doctors and a pharmacist will hear testimony. The board will make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients

The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.

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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?