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Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future Falls

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques...

Health Reform

Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Oak Lawn Woman Is Cook County’s First 2014 West Nile Case

The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.

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Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For Teens

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation’s public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.

City Hall

Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic Closures

A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.

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First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois

The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.

Actor Robin Williams speaks onstage during 'The Crazy Ones' panel discussion at the CBS, Showtime and The CW portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Parkinson’s Connection Has Some Patients Worried

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was privately battling Parkinson’s disease when he took his own life this week, according to his wife.

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

George Serena dressed up as a drop of blood two years ago, when he donated his 138th pint of blood. He's up to 151 as of Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood

George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said “it’s just like getting your oil changed.”

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and forwards Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from the ALS Association. (Credit: Twitter/@NHLBlackhawks)

ALS Association Invites Chicago To Take Ice Bucket Challenge

You might have seen Patrick Kane do it, or Blackhawks teammate Andrew Shaw. The Chicago chapter of the ALS Association is hoping you’ll take the ice bucket challenge too.

The University of Chicago Medical Center campus in Hyde Park. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Durbin: Trauma Center At U Of C Hospital “Not A Casual Decision”

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was trying to stay out of the dispute over whether the University of Chicago Medical Center should open a trauma center on its Hyde Park hospital campus.

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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?