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.
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.
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.
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.
The world is becoming more out of focus some kids. CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist explains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.
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.
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.