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Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

West Nile Virus Detected In Illinois

The virus was found in Southern Illinois, but it's only a matter of time before it shows up in the Chicago area, health officials...

Health Reform

Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Rachel Sweet

A Year After Lung Transplant, Mokena Teen To Graduate High School

“Tuesday she’s going to walk down the aisle, and I’m probably going to cry like a baby. I won’t be able to control my emotions,” said Sue Sweet, whose daughter, Rachel Sweet, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 4.

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

Warm Weather To Bring More Mosquitos, But Cool Weekend To Hamper Growth

The next couple weeks could be a bit of a roller coaster ride for mosquito activity in the Chicago area.

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

With Warmer Weather, Risks Increase For West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease

The Illinois Department of Health says warm weather means the onset of West Nile Virus, carried by mosquitoes, and a slew of insect-related diseases, carried by ticks.

Heroin

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 homeless, and a state lawmaker thinks they might be victims of identity theft.

Jermain Cullum Jr. (photo provided)

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.

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

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.

Football Generic

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.

Doctor Generic

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.

WebMD Health News
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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?