Health

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal George Hospitalized For Tests

The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay...

Health Reform

Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

CBS Local Health News
In this photo illustration, a bottle containing a measles vaccine is seen at the Miami Children's Hospital on January 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Visitors To Long Grove Menards Might Have Been Exposed To Measles

Fearing exposure to measles for potentially hundreds of people at a Menards store in north suburban Long Grove, the Lake County health department is setting up clinics to give out free measles shots for people who haven’t received the vaccine.

Dave Savini pouring through a dumpster containing medical files with sensitive information. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Investigators: Medical Files With Personal Info Found In Dumpster

A massive breach of medical records containing confidential personal information has prompted both federal and state investigations.

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Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects Illinois

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case next week that challenges health insurance subsidies that make coverage more affordable for more than a quarter-million Illinois residents.

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on June 24, 2014. A new three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio supported by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health had begun, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Noorullah SHIRZADA (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Could Polio Make A Comeback In The U.S.?

The answer is frightening. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

Doctor Generic

Killer Superbug Detected In L.A. Made Appearance At Chicago-Area Hospital Last Year

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on the drug-resistant bacteria, which can kill 50 percent of those infected if it gets in the blood stream.

Doctor Generic

More Young Women Getting Fertility Checkups

You may not even be thinking of having a baby yet, but if you’re in your 20’s maybe you should start thinking about and planning for that bundle of joy now.

Extreme Cold

Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap Overnight

Brutal, bone-chilling cold was seizing the Chicago area on Wednesday, and the city won’t see any release from the icy grip of this arctic blast for more than two days.

SAM feature

The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Illinois Measles Cases Climb To 14 With Another Infant Sick

All 14 cases have been in Cook County, with 2 adults and 12 infants affected. Thirteen of the 14 cases have been associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine.

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?