Cook County Named Most Vulnerable Place In U.S. For Measles Outbreak; 'It's Going To Get Nasty'A new study in the medical journal "The Lancet" ranks Cook County as the most vulnerable place in the country for an outbreak.
Walmart Raises Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The world's largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping.
Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
Meatsplainer: How New Plant-Based Burgers Compare To BeefProtein content is about the same, while other nutrients vary. Some may like that the plant-based patties have fiber, but dislike that they're higher in sodium.
It Seems Like Alzheimer's But Peek Into Brain Shows A Mimic"Not everything that looks like Alzheimer's disease is Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Julie Schneider, a neuropathologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. And among all the known dementias, this newly identified kind "is the most striking mimic of Alzheimer's," she added.
CVS Moves Into Dental Care With Teeth-Straightening ServiceThe American Association of Orthodontists warns that in-person visits are crucial for care like teeth-straightening.
At Least 20 Overdoses Reported On West Side, 3 Victims Dead; Person Seen Distributing Drugs From CarThe Chicago Fire Department said those being treated for overdoses at Homan and Chicago were taken to several hospitals including Norwegian, St. Mary and West Suburban.
Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Westlake Hospital Open For NowWestlake Hospital in Melrose Park appears to be saved again, at least temporarily, after a series of back-and fourth court rulings over the future of the hospital.
Seniors Who Fall Prey To Scam Artists Might Be More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's, DementiaNew research suggests seniors who have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia.
UnitedHealth Beats Expectations All AroundUnitedHealth covers nearly 50 million people internationally as the largest U.S. health insurer, but it also has been stoking growth in its Optum segment for several years now.
CVS Fined $535K For Filling Forged Percocet PrescriptionsPercocet is a brand-name painkiller that contains acetaminophen and the opioid oxycodone.
Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo CousinRetail sales of CBD consumer products in 2018 were estimated to reach as much as $2 billion, according to Cowen & Co. By 2025, that figure could hit $16 billion in retail sales, the investment firm predicts.
NASA Twins Study Explores Space, The Final Genetic FrontierPossibly the weirdest finding had to do with something called telomeres, the protective ends of chromosomes. Those tips gradually shorten as we get older, and are thought to be linked to age-related diseases including some cancers.But in space, Scott Kelly's telomeres got longer.
Trauma Center To Receive Multi-Million Dollar DonationFrom May of last year until March, it has cared for about 3,000 trauma patients.
Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage In Living AthletesExperimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.