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Spring allergies. (CBS)

Pollen Heavier Than Usual This Spring

Have you noticed it? Something in the air, making your eyes scratchy, your nose runny and your attitude pretty lousy? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


One Chicago-area grocer was selling meat past the "sell-by" date on packages. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Meat Kept On Shelf Past ‘Sell-By’ Dates

The meat products were sold at Cermak Fresh Market in Naperville, after the sell-by dates had expired. Store officials concede several pieces the 2 Investigators were able to buy should have been thrown out.


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Skill Shortage: Demand For Nurses In Chicago On The Rise

Want to be a nurse? In Chicago, demand for nurses remains high.


A recent game involving Oak Park River Forest High School. (CBS)

For Some, Concussion Dangers Are Enough To Ban Football At Public High Schools

Should publicly funded high schools retire tackle football programs? More groups are coming to that conclusion, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


CPS Classroom

CPS To Use Federal Grant To Improve Student Health

Chicago Public Schools will use *federal grant money* in an effort to improve the health of its students.


Are peanut butters and crackers an OK snack food? Depends on the peanut butter. (CBS)

Some Snacks Do Not Live UpTo Their Healthy Reputations

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with a dietitian about the pros and cons of foods believed to be healthier snack alternatives.


Some pet experts advise raw diets for animals, though not everyone is sold on them. (CBS)

Some Pet Owners Swear By Raw Diets For Their Animals

The food contains meat, organs, bone, and in some cases vegetables and fruit, all ground together and sold frozen. Just thaw it out and serve it up.


Doctor Generic

You Don’t Have To Be Old To Get Shingles, Gout, Other Maladies

Some public health experts worry today’s youngest generation could be the first to have a lower life expectancy than their parents. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports.



Consumers Flooded With Enhanced Water Products, But Which Are Best?

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez talks with a nutrition expert about some of the different products in the marketplace.


Wire grills that clean barbecue surfaces can pose a safety risk, doctors say. (CBS)

A Danger Lurks At Your Outdoor Grill

It’s not just bacteria that cooks should worry about. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports on a potential hazard that you may use before grilling.


Large sugary drinks facing ban (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘You Want Two Sodas With That?’ Could Replace ‘You Want Fries With That?’ In NYC

One of the strangest and most controversial proposals to be introduced anywhere in the United States in recent times is the one in which New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested that sugary drinks […]


An assortment of vitamins (CBS)

Vitamins: Are They Really Good For You?

People are grabbing up bottles that claim to promote health and longevity. But new research shows not all vitamins are good — and some can even be harmful.


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Salmonella Reportedly Tied To Sushi Spreads To Illinois

A salmonella alarm–possibly linked to sushi has spread to Illinois.


Cook County Health Plan

Preckwinkle Unveils New ‘Worksite Wellness’ Program For County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she has a new way to battle high insurance premiums for county employees.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Can tight clothes hurt you? Some physicians say yes. (CBS)

Squeezing Into Your Clothes Can Cause Health Issues, Doctors Warn

From digestive problems to headaches to numbness, all kinds of health problems can pop up simply from the clothes that you’re wearing.


Diet soda can cause health complications, a new study says. (CBS)

Diet Soda May Cause Health Problems, Study Says

People often drink diet sodas to be healthier, but new research suggests some potential health dangers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports a look at the risk and has some advice on what to do if you’re a fan of those drinks.


CBS 2 found that some of the city's fanciest restaurants have violated health codes. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Pricey Restaurants Racking Up Health-Code Violations

Sometimes the fine-dining at high-end restaurants isn’t as fine as customers might think. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman examined health-inspection reports for some of Chicago’s fanciest places.



Health Officials Offer Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving means a time for food and gratitude, but public health officials say safety should be a top priority too.


Former Mayor Richard Daley, left, his wife Maggie, seated; daughter Lally, the bride, and her husband, Sam Hotchkiss. (Rick Aguilar Studios)

Daley’s Daughter Moves Up Wedding Due To Concerns About Mother

The daughter of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley moved up her wedding plans because of health concerns about her mother, Maggie Daley.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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Experts: Sitting All Day Is ‘Killing Us’

Many of us spend our day sitting down, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your health. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports about a few simple changes that make a big difference fast.

CBS 2–11/02/2011