Health

The latest designer drug, Flakka. (CBS)

2 Investigators: New Designer Drug, ‘Flakka,’ Makes Users Lose Their Minds

Flakka is targeted to young people with its cheap high, which costs just $3 to $5. CBs 2's Dave Savini reports.

Health Reform

Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Jeni's Ice Cream at a Chicago grocery outlet. (CBS)

Jeni’s Ice Cream Shops Close, Products Recalled, Amid Bacteria Scare

The company says listeria was found in a sample taken by the Nebrasksa Department of Agriculture.

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It’s YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ This Saturday

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York’s Chris Wragge what it’s all about.

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Doctors Warn About “More Dangerous” Forms Of Synthetic Marijuana

Dr. Patrick Lank, an emergency room physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said synthetic cannabinoid – or Spice – is nothing new; but what is new is the different forms that are popping up.

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Ice Cream Company Issues Voluntary Recall

The Blue Bell Creameries recall extends to retail outlets in Illinois, Indiana and several other states.

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Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress

Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of “The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.”

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)

Rauner Resists Extending Medical Marijuana Program For Now

Rauner was reacting to a bill backed by Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who sponsored the original medical marijuana legislation. Lang’s bill would extend the program four years from when the first dispensary begins officially operating.

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Evergreen Park Closes Dog Park Over Canine Flu Concerns

Happy Bark Dog Park at 91st and California in Evergreen Park will be a no-bark zone for at least a week or two.

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Illinois Mulls Expanded Disease List For Medical Marijuana Program

Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and Iraq asked that PTSD be included, making emotional pleas for help, according to 269 pages of petitions obtained by The Associated Press through the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

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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?