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Mental Health Advocates Hold National Summit In ChicagoOlympian Michael Phelps was among more than 50 speakers taking the stage Tuesday at The Kennedy Forum Annual Meeting, hoping to end some of the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Lawsuit Filed To Allow Medical Marijuana Use At SchoolThe parents of an 11-year-old student being treated for leukemia have filed the suit, which challenges Illinois law.
Dialysis Patient, 74, Found Dead At ClinicDuncan Price of Grant Park, who had been suffering flu-like symptoms, did not return home after an appointment at the Steger clinic.
Cold, Illnesses Taking Toll On Blood DonationsOne blood-bank coordinator says the problem is getting out of hand.
Highland Park Man Climbs For A CauseFormer brain tumor patient Alex Pancoe is raising money for Lurie Children's Hospital through a daring globe-trotting initiative. WBBM's Lisa Fielding reports.
Freezing Battery Victim Waits 27 Minutes For Chicago AmbulanceHelp is on the way, the Emanuel Administration insists following several reports about excessive waiting times for ambulances. CBS 2's Pam Zekman has this follow-up report.
Flu Cases Surging In Cook County In The Past Few WeeksCook County health officials said their hospitals and clinics saw 46 confirmed cases of flu from Oct. 21 through Dec. 24. In the two weeks that followed, there were 103 cases.
Frostbite And Burns -- Surprisingly Similar InjuriesThe temperature differences between flames and Arctic blasts are drastically different, but exposure to either can lead to similar damage.
Fitness Trackers Are Terrible At Measuring Calories Burned, Study SaysResearchers say that while the devices were very accurate at measuring a person's heart rate while working out, the models Stanford tested were off by as much as a shocking 93 percent when measuring calories burned.
Scientists Say 'Amazing' Breakthrough May Help Cure Breast CancerScientists say they have discovered an "absolutely amazing" new treatment which may cure the most resistant forms of cancer.
City To People Suffering In The Cold: Call UsCity authorities say they can help tenants who don't have enough heat and others. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
Doctors: Get The Flu Shot, AnywayThis year's immunization may be only 10 percent effective, but it can still minimize the flu's symptoms and help prevent its spread. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.

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