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Marcus DiPaola, a Chicago-based photojournalist, has returned from Liberia, and is monitoring himself for symptoms of Ebola. He is not considered at high risk for the disease. (Credit: Marcus DiPaola/Facebook)

Chicago Photojournalist Monitored For Ebola After Return From Liberia

Marcus DiPaola returned to the U.S. from Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 20. Since he returned, he has been monitoring himself for a...

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

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Attorneys: Millions Of Dollars Flowed As Doctor Ordered Needless Heart Procedures

More than two dozen people are now suing an Indiana cardiologist and hospital, claiming they went under the knife unnecessarily. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

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More Lawsuits Filed Against Ind. Doctor For Unnecessary Heart Procedures

The latest lawsuits against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi were filed Monday, and attorneys expect even more people to come forward. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Pediatricians Waiting On Flu Vaccines For Kids

But The Centers for Disease Control says the lack of supply is due to a shipping delay and not an actual shortage of the vaccine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

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Quinn Defends Ebola Quarantine Policy, Rauner Calls For Travel Ban

Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his administration’s policy of ordering mandatory quarantines for those returning to Illinois after being exposed to Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Experts Question Need For Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

National health experts have suggested mandatory quarantines are unnecessary, and could limit medical workers’ ability to help fight the spread of Ebola.

Officials at Rush University Medical Center do preparedness drills on Ebola. (CBS)

State Orders Mandatory Quarantine For Those Who Have Had Contact With Ebola Patients

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a 21-day quarantine for those who’ve had direct contact with West Africa Ebola patients.

Comer Children's Hospital. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Surgeons At Comer Children’s Hospital Work For Free To Fix Kids’ Birth Defects, Deformities

A former White Sox player and plastic surgeons at Comer Children’s Hospital are helping some local kids get life-changing procedures today.

A researcher in California works on a project to erase memories from mice. (CBS)

Research On Mice Could Lead To Erasing Bad Memories For Humans

In the “Men in Black” movies, the characters use a memor- zapping gun. In a California lab, scientists have done it for real. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Sick Child From Liberia Does Not Have Ebola, Illinois Health Officials Say

The child was one of two people traveling from Liberia to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport who were taken to area hospitals and placed in isolation as a precaution.

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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?