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After breaking his neck in 2009, Ronnell Booze's posture was literally bent at a 90-degree angle, but a complicated spine surgery in 2015 allowed him to resume walking upright. (Credit: Advocate Christ Medical Center)

Complicated Surgery Straightens Man’s Back Six Years After Breaking Spine

A Chicago man who broke his neck in an accident in 2009 has begun standing upright, and walking for the first time in years.


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Oak Forest Woman Loses Son, But Gains Life

Rose Perry’s 24-year-old son, Ronald, died on May 16, after suffering a stroke, but it turned out he was the perfect kidney donor for his mother, who was suffering kidney failure.


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Super Sunday Surprise For Hammond Woman: A New Kidney

A 40-year-old Hammond woman got good news and bad news on Super Bowl Sunday; and the good news more than made up for the bad.


A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


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Lawsuit: Nurse At Advocate Christ Initiated Sex With Heart Patient

A lawsuit has been filed against Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn over the alleged sexual advances of a nurse on a heart patient.


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Neurologist: Chess A Brain-Builder For All Ages

No matter what your age, a Chicago area neurologist says chess offers a way to improve your brain.



Christ Hospital Lauds Success Of New Heart Pump

Darryl Brooks, of Bellwood, said the new Jarvik 2000 heart pump has turned his life around.


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Doctor: Daylight Saving Time Carries Health Risks

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh, a pulmonary specialist who runs the sleep clinic at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said losing an hour of sleep when you set clocks forward in spring can aggravate existing sleep disorders.


Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. (Credit: CBS)

Christ Hospital Honors Survivors Of Life-Threatening Conditions

They beat long odds to make it through life-threatening medical problems. Today at Advocate Christ Medical Center, five survivors were the guests of honor at an awards luncheon.


Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. (Credit: CBS)

Black Security Guard Accuses Christ Hospital Of Racism

A current security officer and a former one filed a lawsuit Tuesday, alleging various forms of racism toward African-American employees at the public safety department of Advocate Christ Medical Center.


Artificial-heart patient Leroy Haynes. (CBS)

Man Leaves Hospital With Fully Artificial Heart In Place

A 64-year-old retired letter carrier from Monee left Advocate Christ Medical Center under his own power Thursday, carrying a small suitcase that replaced his heart.

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Dawn Bausone-Gazda (right), a nurse at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, performed CPR on Gerald "Jack" Boekeloo last November, saving his life after he suffered a heart attack outside a White Castle restaurant. (Credit: CBS)

Man Meets Nurse Who Saved His Life After Heart Attack

An Oak Lawn man who survived a massive heart attack has finally met the nurse who performed life-saving CPR while on her lunch hour last fall.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

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Northwestern Memorial Ranks 12th On List Of Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report placed Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the 12th on its list for best medical centers in the country this year.


Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson leaves Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on March 27, 2012, eight days after he was shot in the chest while chasing a suspect on the South Side. (Credit: CBS)

Wounded Chicago Cop Goes Home 8 Days After Shooting

A Chicago Police officer who was critically wounded when he was shot in the chest while chasing a suspect earlier this month is going home from the hospital.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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Crash Survivor: Driver Screamed, ‘Are You Guys Ready To Die?’

The only survivor of the wrong-way crash early Monday on Interstate 80 says he knows he’s a lucky man – and he says one thing that sticks out in his mind are the words of the car’s driver.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

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Teenager Shot In Head In Pullman Neighborhood

A teenage boy was shot in the head in the South Side Pullman neighborhood Monday night.


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Construction To Begin For Expansion At Advocate Christ Medical Center

Construction will begin in October on an expansion at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, after state officials approved it this week.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

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Pregnant Teen Shot Dead, Baby Saved

A newborn baby was fighting for his life Wednesday afternoon, after his mother was shot and killed on the city’s Southwest Side.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

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Temperature Hits 100 Degrees In Some Spots

The forecast high for the day is still near the triple digits, and the temperature could even rise to 100.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

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12-Year-Old Shot In Front Of Elementary School

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the back during dismissal in front of a Gresham neighborhood elementary school.

CBS 2–04/26/2011