Health

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New Study Shows Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Help Lower Blood Pressure

Are you or someone you know taking vitamin D to lower blood pressure? Maybe a doctor even prescribed it?

03/17/2015

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

03/10/2015

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2 Investigators: City, State Assumed The Other Was Inspecting Hospital Kitchens

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on the disconnect between two levels of government.

03/09/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You “Text Neck”

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls “text neck.”

02/04/2015

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Experts Warn Of Ill Health Effects Of Office Environment, Particularly Prolonged Sitting

Your cubicle could be making you sick, reports WBBM’s John Cody. There’s even a word for it: obesogenic, according to Advocate Christ Dr. Teresa Zamojski.

01/26/2015

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UIC Study Finds Pizza Significantly Increases Kids’ Caloric Intake

It’s a type of food that’s so popular it could almost be considered a staple in the diet of the typical American young person. But as CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports, eating pizza comes with a cost.

01/19/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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 Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/15/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

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Models From 3D Printers Help Doctors Perform Face Transplant Surgery

The victim of a vicious crime is the beneficiary of medical innovation and new technology.

12/01/2014

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‘Vacation Virus’ Surfaces In Illinois

Illinois health officials now report more than a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya fever. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

11/13/2014

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Some Employers Now Paying For Egg Freezing Procedure

More women could have the option of freezing their eggs to use later. It’s an expensive process, but as CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, some employers are now paying for it.

11/12/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many?

It’s the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?

10/08/2014

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Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.

10/08/2014

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Parents Of 3-Year-Old Girl With Rett Syndrome Raising Awareness Of Rare Disease

It’s a rare disorder with no cure and it strikes without warning, robbing little girls of their ability to walk, talk, eat and even breathe.

09/30/2014

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Two Illinois Women Die From West Nile Virus

One woman was in her 70s and the other was in her 80s, said Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Gage.

09/18/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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