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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...

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

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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.

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students

Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated.

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Doctors, Activists Call For Banning Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals

Several doctors and consumer advocates in Chicago on Thursday warned there’s a much bigger threat to Americans’ health than Ebola: drug-resistant bacteria.

Ebola screening at O'Hare. (Credit: U.S. Customs)

Emanuel Applauds Response To Sick Travelers From Liberia

As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

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Two Sick Passengers On Flights From Liberia Being Monitored At Chicago Hospitals

Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using “an abundance of caution” for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport.

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, addresses the media Friday about Ebola preparedness. (CBS)

State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases

Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.

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Got A Question About Ebola? Call The State’s Hotline

Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced the hotline Thursday. It will be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state’s response.

A member of Bellevue's Hospital staff wears protective clothing during a demonstration on how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City. If the patient was confirmed to be carrying the deadly virus the person would be sent to an isolation unit for treatment. The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian Thomas Duncan, has died at a Dallas hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hospital Ramps Up Ebola Precautions As Enhanced Screening Begins At O’Hare

Screening for the Ebola virus began Thursday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, as local health experts sought to reassure the public they are ready to help contain any outbreak.

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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?