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Young adults with autism learn gardening, communications, and vocational skills at an urban farm in the Illinois Medical District. (Credit: Growing Solutions Farm)

Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults

Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more...

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

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Flu Cases In Suburban Cook County On The Rise

In the past week, the Cook County Department of Public Health has seen a 32 percent increase in emergency room visits in suburban Cook County for cases of the flu, or flu-like symptoms, when compared to the week before.

Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: AHS)

Merrillville School Closed For Disinfection After Students Contract Swine Flu

Andrean High School president Harry Vande Velde III said the school was closed “for a thorough cleaning” on Monday.

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What To Do If Your Medicine Has Reached Its Expiration Date

Since the 1970’s, the FDA requires medications to have expiration dates. The government has looked at national stockpiles of medications and found that some may last as long as 15 years longer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

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Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.

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Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response

Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Expert: Next Cyber Attack Could Be Fatal

Think data breaches are scary? It could get even worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

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Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act Begins

Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

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Liposuction Moves To Surprising Area Of The Body

Got “cankles”? Modern medicine may be able to help, CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

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Reference To Female Condoms Appears In Grade School Curriculum

Parents at one of the city’s elite magnet schools are threatening to pull their students out of sex education classes. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

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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?