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Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hospitalized For Dehydration From The Flu

Cardinal Francis George has been receiving fluids and antibiotics from an IV, and is expected to go home later this week. The illness does not appear related to his cancer.

03/17/2014

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)

Hospitals Report Increase In Flu Cases In Illinois

Flu season is underway, and while there are fewer Illinoisans reported sick than at this time last year, cases are increasing.

01/03/2014

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)

H1N1 Presence Grows In Chicago

CBS 2 has learned another 41 cases have turned up at the University of Chicago medical campus.

12/27/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

H1N1 Flu Virus Surfaces In Chicago

Loyola University Medical Center microbiologist Paul Schreckenberger says last week alone, 21 patients tested positive for influenza. All but one of those cases were the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.

12/26/2013

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Chicago Hydration Clinic Offering Flu Relief

While there is no cure for the flu, Dr. Jack Dybis says getting enough fluids everyday can help.

01/27/2013

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Dry Weather Has More People Buying Humidifiers

There hasn’t been much need for snow shovels in the Chicago area this year, or salt for the driveway, but there has been a run on humidifiers, due to the unusually dry conditions this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Death Toll Reaches 50 In Illinois

Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.

01/18/2013

Flu patient Ed Eagins says he can't afford to take days off from work, now that he's sick with the flu. (CBS)

Some Flu-Stricken Workers Wonder: Go To Job, Or Stay Home Without Pay?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with one Chicago man who says he can’t afford to miss work.

01/14/2013

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

CDC Says Flu Season Has Reached Epidemic

The flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

With Flu On The Rise, Some Businesses Making Sure Sick Workers Stay Home

If you haven’t been bit by the flu bug this year, you might be lucky or maybe you’ve been getting help from the boss.

01/09/2013

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Surge In Flu Forces Hospitals To Turn Away Patients

Some Chicago area hospitals were being forced to turn away emergency room patients because of an influx of people suffering from the flu.

01/08/2013

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Early, Hard-Hitting Start For Flu Season This Year

Experts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

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

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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

If you get the flu, ask these guys for help. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Pisces

I know, I know… You feel confident your grandmother’s remedies will keep you healthy and–if you do get sick–bring you back to full health. Sometimes though, frogs legs, witch’s tongue, brown M&Ms mixed with yellow Skittles, happy thoughts, chicken soup, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Mitt Romney’s concession speech on repeat, Tumblr, puppies, medicine from a doctor who works out of the Wendy’s drive-thru window (honestly, he’s suspect, but his burgers are great), Game of Thrones, killing the Highlander, fruits and veggies (especially), and love just can’t heal you. Especially if you have the fly.

11/09/2012

Worker Illness On Rise, But It’s Still Too Early For Flu

Have you noticed some coworkers sneezing around you? We have – and we asked WBBM’s Steve Miller to ask a doctor what’s going around.

11/08/2012

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

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

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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UPDATED: Flu Blamed For Scare During Cheerleading Practice

Four cheerleaders who reported feeling ill during a practice at a south suburban elementary school were hospitalized Wednesday night.

09/21/2011

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Mayor’s Wife Released From Hospital

Maggie Daley had been hospitalized last week for flu-like symptoms unrelated to her battle with breast cancer.

05/09/2011

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