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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.

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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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.

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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.

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City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

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

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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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Without New Funding Source, State Poison Hotline Set To End May 31

Illinois, which was the first state to have a poison center, could soon become the only state without one. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

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With Growing Transplant Waitlists, Doctors Seek More Organ Donors

As Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first organ transplant, doctors were urging people to sign up as donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.

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Northwestern Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary Of First Organ Transplant

It’s an anniversary a lot of them didn’t expect to live to see. Organ recipients gathered this morning in Rosemont to mark 50 years since Northwestern Medicine’s first transplant.

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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?