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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 […]


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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.


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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

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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?


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Study: Over 2 Hours Of TV Hazardous To Your Health

A new study says spending too much time in front of your TV could result in a greater chance of some serious health problems.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Summer Safety

Guide to Summer Safety

To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.


Mother's Day

Study Shows Kids Could Be Reason For Parents’ Bad Health Habits

Could kids be to blame for new parents’ bad health habits? A study found that mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, sugary drinks and fatty foods than childless women. Dads and moms in the study were less active than their peers without kids.


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Survey Ranks Healthiest, And Unhealthiest, Illinois Counties

A new survey ranks Kendall County as Illinois’ healthiest county, while Cook is 70th among the state’s 102 counties.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

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Study Links Religious Activity, Obesity

If you’re young and religious, are you more prone to obesity by middle age? A new study by Northwestern University says yes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Healthy Schools

At a forum to discuss making public schools healthier on Friday, the candidates for mayor touched on a number of other issues facing Chicago Public Schools, as well as the race for mayor itself.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

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Consumers May Save With ‘Universal’ Health Insurance Form

Beginning Tuesday, people shopping around for medical plans can submit the same form to multiple insurance companies, rather than filling out one for each. The expected result? Savings.