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Study: Firefighters More Susceptible To Cancer

CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Fertility Scorecard

Illinois Among Best States For Addressing Infertility

Some good news for women who are having difficulty becoming pregnant: Illinois is one of only five states in the country to get high marks for assisting couples with infertility.

A surgeon sitting in front of screens of a Focal One device performs a robot-assisted prostate tumorectomy using ultrasound imaging on April 10, 2014 at the Edouard Herriot hospital in Lyon, center France. Focal One is the first robotic HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) device dedicated to the focal approach for prostate cancer therapy. According to EDAP TMS SA, a leader in therapeutic ultrasound, it combines the three essential components to efficiently perform a focal treatment: state-of-the-art imaging to localized tumors with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with real-time ultrasound, utmost precision of robotic HIFU treatment focused only on identified targeted cancer areas, and immediate feedback on treatment efficacy utilizing Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging. (Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Rush Using New More Accurate Tests For Prostate Cancer

The new technology involves the use of software that helps guide an ultrasound probe to possible problem spots detected on prostates through Magnetic Resonance Imaging exams (MRIs).

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Chicago Family Makes Difference For Autism Awareness

For Michelle and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor’s office with their daughter Calen in 2006 changed their lives forever.

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 Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun Language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state’s new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Promotes Stroke Research Funding, Treatments

The Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers. He emphasized the importance of funding National Institutes of Health research.

Microbeads are used in many exfoliating body and facial cleansers, and in some whitening toothpaste brands, because of the tiny materials' abrasive qualities. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out Agreements

Environmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.

A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin Seeks Federal Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and others were calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to crack down on what they say are efforts to market electronic cigarettes to children.

Climbers begin the 'Hustle Up The Hancock'. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands ‘Hustle Up The Hancock’ For Respiratory Health

CHICAGO (CBS) – 4,000 stair-climbers were expected at this year’s Hustle Up the Hancock to raise money for the Respiratory Health Association. Many of the climbers had very personal reasons for climbing 94 flights of [...]

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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?