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- Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug Alzheimer's researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.
- Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs Causing little attention, two men in their late-50s entered a West Side medical center on the pretense of wanting to see the dentist. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
- Illinois Patients To Docs: 'What About Marijuana?' Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program; and find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of...
- Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!
- School Safety Tips For Younger Kids School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it's a great place to get started.
- Study: Common Cosmetics Contain Harmful Chemicals Make up is a daily routine for almost every woman in some way, but a new report out Tuesday says some popular makeup and products could contain harmful chemicals.
- Medical Marijuana May Be Unavailable When Law Goes Into Effect Even after medical marijuana becomes legal January 1, there still may not be any to buy, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
- Orland Park Hosting Heroin Awareness Program Orland Park Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki says there were at least six heroin overdose deaths in Orland Park last year, among about 60 heroin overdose ambulance calls. The antidote Narcan was used to save most of those lives.
- Legislative Panel OKs Rules For Medical Marijuana A law enacted last year authorized a four-year pilot project that will expire in 2017. So far, not a single marijuana seed has been planted. But now that rules have been approved, the state agencies running the program can start posting applications...
- State Panel To Weigh Rules For Medical Marijuana Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois' pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to reality and a meeting set for Tuesday will shape the program's future.