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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)

Health Experts: Flu Vaccine Not A Failsafe This Year

There are several strains of the virus, making it important for you to get antiviral medication right away, when flu symptoms hit. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot explains.

12/04/2014

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Retired Chicago Nurse To Travel To Liberia

Larry Turner is headed for ground-zero in the battle against Ebola: the West African nation of Liberia. He’s going with the group Partners in Health. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/27/2014

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 Pediatricians Waiting On Flu Vaccines For Kids

But The Centers for Disease Control says the lack of supply is due to a shipping delay and not an actual shortage of the vaccine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

10/27/2014

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)

CDC: Fewer Than 50 Percent Of U.S. Residents Have Been Vaccinated For Flu

While more kids and pregnant women are getting their shots, most 18- to 64-year-olds don’t seem to be getting the message. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/18/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

After years of treatment, Henry Schlaak has made remarkable progress after being diagnosed with autism. (CBS)

CDC Estimates 1 In 50 Children Have Autism

A new study indicates autism is much more widespread than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 1 in every 50 school age kids has autism—that is about 1 million children nationwide.

03/20/2013

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Flu Season Starting Early; Cases Mark Soonest Since 2003

Doctors have been seeing an increase in flu cases, marking the earliest start to the flu season in nearly a decade.

12/03/2012

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Some Moms Want Greater Allowances For Home Births With Midwives

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez looks at the controversy over licensing some midwives.

10/01/2012

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Two New Strains Of Flu For This Season

Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells WBBM Newsradio that there are two new, different strains of flu this year and that the vaccine formulated this fall should be able to keep you from getting them.

09/28/2012

Lisa Sievers of Minnesota is the passenger whose medical symptoms created the health scare at Midway Airport. (CBS)

Delta Passenger Explains Medical Scare That Quarantined Jet At Midway

Lise Sievers is the passenger whose curious medical symptoms caused a health scare at Midway Airport. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with the Minnesota resident.

04/27/2012

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CDC: Get Your Flu Shot Now

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a reminder that if you haven’t already gotten a flu shot this season, now is the time to do it.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2011

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Syphilis Makes Unwanted Return In Cook County: Report

Cook County tops the list for the number of reported syphilis cases in the U.S. among the pool of documented counties, according to a Centers for Disease Control report out Thursday.

11/17/2011

University of Miami pediatrician, Judith L. Schaechter, M.D., gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. Recently the issue of the vaccination came up during the Republican race for president when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer "dangerous" and said that it may cause mental retardation, but expert opinion in the medical field contradicts her claim. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also a presidential contender, has taken heat from some within his party for presiding over a vaccination program in his home state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Parents Wary Of Getting HPV Vaccine For Boys

The HPV vaccine already is recommended for preteen girls to prevent cervical cancer, but many parents are skeptical about a new recommendation to get the vaccine for preteen boys.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011