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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.

11/13/2012

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.

10/01/2012

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.

09/27/2012

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.

08/09/2012

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.

08/06/2012

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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.

07/23/2012

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.

07/05/2012

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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 […]

06/05/2012

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.

05/07/2012

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Salmonella Reportedly Tied To Sushi Spreads To Illinois

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

04/04/2012

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.

03/19/2012

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.

03/11/2012

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.

12/15/2011

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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.

11/21/2011

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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Emanuel: Join Wellness Program Or Pay Up

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to propose Friday that all enroll in his wellness program, or literally pay up.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

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Study: South, Southwest Sides Are The Unhealthiest

A citywide study by Northwestern University has determined that the South and Southwest sides are the unhealthiest.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

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Guide To: Pitchfork

Cheaper than other music festivals of its ilk (at only $45 bucks a day), Pitchfork Music Festival is a bright light in the bleak landscape of a summer filled with too much of the same old same old. So why not go?

07/13/2011

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