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Past El Niños Offer Clues To What’s In Store For Chicago Area This Winter

This would be one of the five strongest El Ninos since 1950, so, Mary Kay Kleist decided to take a look back to see what previous El Nino winters could tell us about winter in Chicago this year.

08/15/2015

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Shop With Reusable Bags? Researchers Have Your Number

A Harvard study came up with some interesting conclusions about what shoppers may be more likely to buy when they’re saving the environment. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

06/12/2015

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Is Your Coffee Maker Brewing Java Germs?

Ten Chicago area families let CBS 2 swab their one-cup coffee makers. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist unveils the results.

05/08/2015

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed during the breeding process.  (Photo credit: SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Cool Spring Could Curb Local Butterfly Population

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports with so much ice coverage on the Great Lakes, we may be in for a cooler than normal spring and that could take a toll on the butterfly population.

02/25/2015

Peanuts are offered for sale at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2008. According to a survey released on June 26, nearly a quarter of Americans are cutting back their spending on food and healthcare thanks to rising fuel prices. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children’s Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?

12/08/2014

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Doctors: New Technologies, Including 3-D Imaging, Could Replace Traditional Mammograms

When it comes to detecting breast cancer, doctors now have new ways to find tumors and save lives. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

12/01/2014

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What To Do If Your Medicine Has Reached Its Expiration Date

Since the 1970’s, the FDA requires medications to have expiration dates. The government has looked at national stockpiles of medications and found that some may last as long as 15 years longer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/21/2014

Ugg boots are everywhere. (CBS)

Liposuction Moves To Surprising Area Of The Body

Got “cankles”? Modern medicine may be able to help, CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/14/2014

Strong winds whipped up large waves on Lake Michigan on Halloween. Forecasters said waves could reach as high as 23 feet. (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Of Storm Damage Along Lakefront Will Cost $100,000

Friday’s storms and high waves tore out huge chunks of asphalt along recreational paths.

11/03/2014

A prosthetic hand created with the help of a 3-D printer. (Credit: CBS)

3-D Printers Help Students Make Prosthetic Hands For Kids

Kaeden Witt and Kylie Wicker were born missing parts of the fingers on one hand. Design engineering students at a Rockford school came to the rescue. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

07/06/2014

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Eyesight In Children Appears To Be Declining; Electronics To Blame?

The world is becoming more out of focus some kids. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains.

04/03/2014

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Chicago Hospital Evaluates New Stem-Cell Therapy For Pain

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist looks at a new procedure offered at only a handful of places. It’s still a bit controversial. But some doctors and their patients swear by it.

03/07/2014

A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

University Studying Winter’s Impact On Mood

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.

02/13/2014

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Some Types Of Naps More Helpful Than Others

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.

01/17/2014

Collin Allison-Walder says magnesium helps her get regular sleep. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Woman Swears By Magnesium As Sleep Aid

Collin Allison-Walder mixes the powdered form of magnesium and drinks it like a hot cup of tea. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

01/10/2014

Garcinia Cambogia in its natural form. (CBS)

Experts Weigh The Latest Diet Pill Fad — Garcinia Cambogia

You may have seen the ads on the web lately for what claims to be the newest, fastest fat-burner. But does it work? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/25/2013

The various forms of melatonin. (CBS)

Is Sleep Aid Melatonin Right For Your Kid?

More and more frustrated parents are turning to the readily available supplement. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/11/2013

Krista Easom was treated for complications from melanoma with new therapies. (CBS)

Woman Benefits From Less Invasive Melanoma Treatment

Krista Easom found a bump on her foot and just wanted it removed. Doctors did that, tested the tissue and found out that it was malignant melanoma, the leading cause of skin cancer in the U.S. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

08/22/2013

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How Much Protein Is Too Much?

You may be surprised at the number of products labelled with the word “protein. ” CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist asks, are we getting too much of a good thing?

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Mom Melissa Herscher tries not to get distracted while driving her children. (CBS)

Forget Cell Phones — Kids In The Car Are Even More Distracting

We all know that cell phones and driving don’t mix, and there are laws against that. But many of us drive around with something that one recent study suggests is 12 times more distracting. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

05/09/2013

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