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City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.

04/15/2014

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City Expands Free Mammogram Program At Roseland Hospital

The decision to absorb a $300,000 state funding cut and bankroll a $200,000 expansion at nearly-shuttered Roseland Community Hospital is aimed at saving lives through early diagnosis.

11/11/2013

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Health Commissioner Says Cigarette Tax Hike Would Save Lives

Chicago’s health commissioner told aldermen Tuesday that a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax hike would be a life-saver, as he made the case for the Emanuel administration’s budget plan.

11/05/2013

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Health Officials: 2012 Could Be One Of Worst Years For West Nile

It’s gearing up to be one of the worst years ever for West Nile Virus.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

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State Sees First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman (left) and Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger discuss a partnership between the city and CeaseFire to try to reduce violence in two police districts. (Credit: CBS)

City To Help Fund CeaseFire Efforts To Reduce Violence

The solution to tackling Chicago’s crime problem could make the strangest of bedfellows. Two weeks ago, Chicago Police and the anti-violence group CeaseFire were taking shots at one another, but on Tuesday they joined up as allies.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

A group of mental health advocates staged a protest of the city of Chicago's proposal to transfer mental health care from city clinics to privately run facilities on Tuesday at the University Club of Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking, but Emanuel avoided the protesters by going in a side door. (Credit: CBS)

City Officials: Mental Health Services Will Remain Strong

The Emanuel Administration is trying to reassure mental health advocates that patients will continue to receive good services, despite the city’s efforts to save money.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

A group of mental health advocates staged a protest of the city of Chicago's proposal to transfer mental health care from city clinics to privately run facilities on Tuesday at the University Club of Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking, but Emanuel avoided the protesters by going in a side door. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Discusses Health Agenda, But Dodges Protesters

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled plans to make Chicago a healthier city by focusing on issues of fitness, disease control, and access to health care. But at least one part of his health care agenda has its critics and they were waiting for Emanuel at one of his public events on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Unveils Agenda For Public Health

Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his plans for public health Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011