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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.

04/11/2014

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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.

04/06/2014

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Expo Raises Awareness Of Diabetes

Would you know the symptoms of diabetes? Knowledge could mean the difference between life and death. The search for answers brought thousands of people to McCormick place Saturday.

04/05/2014

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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.

04/04/2014

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Eyesight In Children Appears To Be Declining; Electronics To Blame?

The world is becoming more out of focus some kids. CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist explains.

04/03/2014

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Diabetic Shares His Story And Advises: Don’t Ignore The Warnings

Anthony Graham has lost 63 pounds in the last year, something he hadn’t planned. Then the headaches began. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/03/2014

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Northwestern Launches New Lung Transplant Program

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, only 52 lung transplants were performed last year at two centers in Illinois, forcing many patients to travel out of state.

04/03/2014

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Mobile Medical Van Brings Check-Ups To Students

William Noble, a sixth-grader at Lavizzo Elementary School, didn’t have to go far for a physical exam — just a few steps outside. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

03/31/2014

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Glitches For Obamacare Site As Uninsured Scramble To Meet Deadline

Illinois residents who don’t have health insurance yet have just hours left to sign up, or face a potential tax penalty next year, but they could have trouble signing up due to outages on the federal government’s enrollment website.

03/31/2014

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Clinics Sign People Up For Health Coverage Ahead Of Deadline

Monday midnight is the deadline to avoid penalties when signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. A series of sign-up clinics are scheduled between now and then. WBBM’s Bob Roberts attended one at the Broadway Armory in Edgewater.

03/29/2014

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DuPage Narcan Program Saves Another Life From Heroin OD

First, a DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputy administered Narcan to a 32-year old woman having a heroin overdose Saturday near Villa Park. Then, Wednesday night, two Hanover Park police officers saved the life of a 29-year old man.

03/28/2014

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Heart Screening Program Offers EKGs At Oak Lawn H.S.

All 1,800 students were offered the chance to get free EKGs, and Supt. Mike Riordan said he believes at least 1,000 of them got the four-minute heart scan.

03/20/2014

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Maryville Academy Seeks To Close Hospital

The move to shutter its hospital comes less than two weeks after its nurses staged a five-day strike to protest working conditions at the facility.

03/20/2014

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Two Dozen Chicago High Schools To Offer Free Condoms

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended a plan to make condoms available at 24 high schools starting next school year, expanding an effort to reduce teen pregnancy and prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases among youths.

03/20/2014

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New Research Shows Alzheimer’s Puts Heavy Burden On Women

New numbers released Wednesday show that women have a one-in-six chance of developing Alzheimer’s, and that’s not all researchers here in Chicago discovered about the brain disease.

03/19/2014

Diabetes EXPO 2014

2014 American Diabetes Association Expo

Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO/Chicago and Join the Millions℠ in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.

03/17/2014

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Surgeons Using 3-D Technology To Remove Tumors

Most of us are familiar with wearing special glasses at the cinema, but some doctors are using them in the operating room. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

03/13/2014

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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

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Harsh Winter Weather A Mixed Blessing When It Comes To Allergies

The frigid, snowy winter might help delay allergy season this spring, but mold and pollen problems could be worse than usual once allergy season is underway.

03/10/2014

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Chicago Hospital Evaluates New Stem-Cell Therapy For Pain

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist looks at a new procedure offered at only a handful of places. It’s still a bit controversial. But some doctors and their patients swear by it.

03/07/2014

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