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Outbreak Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked To Lutheran General Hospital

The largest outbreak of a very specific and very dangerous bacteria in the U.S. has been linked to procedures performed at a north suburban hospital last year.

01/06/2014

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

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Season Kicks Off Early, Strong

The flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.

12/17/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

1st Illinois Case Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

An ill Chicago resident is the first person in Illinois to be linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/13/2012

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Indiana Tops Nation For Sex Assaults Of High School-Age Girls

In Indiana, girls have a higher chance of becoming the victim of sexual assault than almost any other place in the country.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

HHS Secretary: Get A Flu Shot Now

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging people to get their flu shots and leading by example.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

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LGBT Community Center Receives $1.6M Grant For HIV/AIDS Outreach

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given a grant of more than $1.6 million to the Center on Halsted LGBT community center, which will use the funds to expand its services for young African-American and Latino men.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

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Study: Chicago Area Loaded With Couch Potatoes

Mile-for-mile, the Chicago area is chock full of couch potatoes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011