Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.
NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.
School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.
When it comes to maintaining and even enhancing brain health, choosing the right foods is critically important. These five foods will have your brain working in top gear.
Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.
It can take months or years for stroke patients to recover and only a small fraction regain normal use of their hands and arms, but a breakthrough here in Chicago could change all that.
After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
No matter how seasoned you are as a traveler, you will get jet lag. Though jet lag can’t be avoided, it can be minimized on your next vacation with these seven tips.
Social media sites are filled with photos of delicious meals and sinful desserts. Some experts believe looking at pictures of luscious food could actually help us stay on our diets and help curb your appetite.
Experts say the ideal time for nap is generally between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Napping later than that can interfere with nighttime sleep. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
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.
With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
Experts say most people have no idea what they are getting themselves into when it comes to keeping their information private. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.
Follow Bethenny Frankel’s tips for packing light so that your luggage doesn’t slow you down on your next trip.
Fox & Obel, in the Streeterville neighborhood, closed abruptly Monday. A sign on the door said the closure, for the remainder of the day, was “due to an emergency.”
Check out these suggestions to find an affordable fitness option in Chicago that intrigues you.
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.