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Opinion: Chicago’s Abandoning Poor Kids To Preventable Health Risks

Want to know the breadth of inequality in Chicago? Just take a look at the childhood injury risks across the city’s different neighborhoods.


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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.


Jaylin Johnson, 12, was reported missing after leaving Harlan Community Academy High School, one of the sites providing activities for kids during the teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

12-Year-Old Girl Missing After Visiting Strike Site

Police are looking for a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing after she left one of the sites established by the Chicago Public Schools to provide activities for students during the teachers’ strike.



Heat, Ozone Levels Prompt Warning For Asthma Sufferers

Sweltering heat and unhealthy ozone levels are on tap for the rest of the day Saturday – a brew that usually is not good news for people with asthma.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

When officials declare an Air Quality Action Day due to high ozone levels, those who exercise vigorously outdoors are at increased risk of breathing problems, as are children, the elderly, and those with lung diseases such as asthma. (Credit: CBS)

Extreme Heat Brings Air Quality Action Warning For Chicago

Thursday’s extreme heat brings double trouble to the Chicago area. Not only is the heat dangerous, but the air conditions could make it hard for some people to breathe.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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Board Of Education Approves New Asthma Plan For Schools

The Chicago Board of Education is considering a new plan to make sure that teachers are ready to help the thousands of kids with asthma in public schools.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Family Sues After Boy Died Following 3 Hospital Transfers

A Matteson couple is suing over the death of their 7-year-old son a year ago, alleging he died because of medical malpractice.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

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NU Researchers Seek Better Ways To Treat Asthma

An estimated 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and researchers in Chicago are working on ways to improve care.


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Free Asthma Screenings Available In Chicago

Starting today, you can get a free asthma screening at locations around the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–05/03/2011

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Local Doctor: Violence Can Trigger Asthma In Children

A local doctor discovered that violence can be a powerful trigger for asthma in children.


A new study raises questions about whether acetaminophen is linked to asthma in children.

Study: Acetaminophen Linked To Childhood Asthma

A new study finds a possible link between asthma and acetaminophen.

CBS 2–09/28/2010