Loyola University Medical Center

Cardinal Francis George speaks during a mass celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of 400 couples, at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Released From Hospital

Cardinal George is expected to be released from the hospital a week after being admitted after suffering flu-like symptoms.

03/21/2014

Katrina R. Spears (Credit: Riverside police)

Police: Loyola Nurse Stole Patient’s ID, Charged Thousands In Clothing

A nurse at a west suburban hospital stole the identity of a patient, opened several credit accounts in the woman’s name and purchased thousands of dollars worth of clothing, police said.

09/11/2013

Lyric Opera performer Wesley Daniel is recovering from burns to his face and neck, suffered while performing a fire-breathing act on stilts. He suffered second-degree burns, but no damage to his lungs or throat, and is expected to make a full recovery, with little or no scarring. (Credit: Loyola University Health System)

Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal Quickly

Six months from now, the Lyric Opera accident that left fire-breathing stilt-walker Wesley Daniel with second-degree burns on his neck will likely be only a “bad memory,” Daniel’s doctor said Thursday.

02/07/2013

Photo Of Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

We’re Number One! Chicago Tops In Calls For Bed Bug Problems

We just can’t seem to get rid of those pesky and itchy bed bugs. In fact, the city of Chicago is number one when it comes to customers calling for treatment.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Early, Hard-Hitting Start For Flu Season This Year

Experts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

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Gun-Wielding Suspect Killed By Maywood Cop

The 20-year-old Maywood man was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center a short time after an officer shot him once in the chest inside an apartment building about 4:30 p.m., authorities said.

11/08/2012

Ethan Maidl suffered a severe allergic reaction to over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen when he was 7 years old. His eyes were scarred by Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and his skin began falling off. (Credit: CBS)

Over-The-Counter Meds Prompt Dangerous Allergic Reaction For Local Boy

It can cause blindness and make skin all over your body fall off, and doctors say it’s an illness that can be triggered by taking something as simple as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. It’s called Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Northwestern Memorial Ranks 12th On List Of Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report placed Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the 12th on its list for best medical centers in the country this year.

07/17/2012

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cancer Vaccines See Growing Success

Many people once considered a cancer diagnosis a death sentence. Several years ago, cancer vaccines were promising, and now some are even approved by the FDA. So are we closer to a cure? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

CBS 2–03/27/2012

Paulette Behan, of West Chicago, and Don Terry, of Joliet, were two of 30 people who received kidney transplants as part of the largest kidney transplant chain in the country. (Credit: CBS)

Two Local Residents Part Of Record Kidney Donation Chain

A single good deed helped save the lives of 30 people. Two Chicago area residents are among 60 people who took part in the longest kidney transplant chain ever.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Sydney Mleczko, 8, suffered second- and third-degree burns when boiling water for tea spilled in her lap at a suburban restaurant while she was dining with her family. (Credit: CBS)

Mom’s Quick Thinking After Daughter Scalded Prevented More Severe Burns

What would you do if your child got scalded by boiling hot water? Local doctors say you need to know, because it happens more often than you think.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

Silhouette Of Mother And Baby. (AP Graphic)

Report Looks At Babies Who Weighed Under A Pound At Birth, Survived

The online journal Pediatrics is releasing a report Monday on medical miracles – babies weighing less than a pound a birth.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Serafino Alfe was injured when hot oil from a turkey fryer splashed onto his leg. (CBS)

Turkey Fryer Accident Leaves Mount Prospect Man Severely Burned

One minute, a Mount Prospect man was cooking a turkey. The next, his leg was burning in bubbling, hot oil. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones talks with the accident victim.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

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Hospitals Facing Shortages Of Vital Medicines

This year, 213 drugs – including many life-saving medications – have been very hard to get. At least 15 deaths nationwide are being blamed on the drug shortage.

CBS 2–10/11/2011