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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Advocate, NorthShore Hospitals To Merge

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem plan to join forces to create Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, which would be the largest non-profit hospital system in Illinois.

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New Test May Help Diagnose Concussions Among Young Athletes

It is an odd-looking, hairnet-like contraption with 256 electrodes called BNA, for Brain Network Activation. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

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Health Officials Urge People To Take Basic Precautions To Prevent Spread Of Enterovirus

Chicago health officials say there’s an increase in respiratory problems at some emergency rooms, but how many and why has yet to be determined.

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Dozens Of Children In Chicago Area Being Treated For Enterovirus

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot tells you about the warning signs and what you can do to keep the virus at bay.

Bundles of marijuana was discovered in a recyling container in Evanston. (Credit: Evanston Police)

Former State Lawmaker Calls For More Transparency In Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

A former lawmaker says she wants to know who’s in the running for licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Illinois.

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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

(CBS) — There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on the results of a very small study with big [...]

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Air Travelers At Midway Can Now Get Their Yoga On

If the airline passenger sitting next to you is unusually tranquil, perhaps he or she got some yoga practice in at Midway International Aiport’s new dedicated studio.

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 ID Card Applications Top 2,000

Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday from patients whose last names start with letters A through L, with those people able to register through Oct. 31. Officials had expected just a few hundred applications in the opening days.

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Donate To Stop Diabetes!

CBS Chicago is partnering with the American Diabetes Association to raise money for diabetes research.

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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?