New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The RiseThe Chicago Department of Public Health said 734 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the city last year, the lowest number since 1988.
City Warns Of Possible Measles Exposures At O'Hare Airport, River North Starbucks, Greektown Restaurant“Measles is highly contagious and any unvaccinated or non-immune person can become infected,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, Acting Public Health Commissioner.
CDC Warns Of Bacterial Infections Spread By PuppiesYou can’t help but feel your heart melt when you look at the adorable face of a puppy – but this week, news emerged that some puppies may be infectious.
Chicago Hospitals Prepare For Problems Related To Legal Marijuana UseIn states where recreational marijuana is already up for sale, a legal high is sending more patients to the emergency room. Are hospitals in Chicago are prepared for when legal marijuana soon comes to Illinois?
New E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Has Now Affected 23 States, Including IllinoisA new E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is growing – with cases now in 23 states.
Several Products From Trader Joe's Are Being Recalled Over Possible Listeria ContaminationListeria can cause sometimes fatal infections in those who are frail, elderly or young children with weaker immune systems, the FDA says.
Chicago Commemorates World AIDS Day With Events Around CitySunday marks World AIDS Day – a time to promote understanding of HIV/AIDS, and the medical, social and political challenges of the disease.
City Health Officials Urge Chicagoans To Get Flu Shots Before Peak SeasonThe Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting four flu clinics this week, offering free vaccines. The events are on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
How To Recognize Signs Of And Cope With Holiday Stress And DepressionWhat makes the holidays stressful and how common is holiday stress?
State Health Department: 4th Vaping-Related Death ReportedNationwide, there have been more than 2,000 cases and at least 40 people have died.
House Approves Cap On Insulin Costs, Plan Returns To SenateInsulin is necessary for people with diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels. About 1.3 million Illinois residents have diabetes, although not all rely on insulin.
Stevenson High School In Lincolnshire Sets School Record For Whooping Cough CasesA whooping cough outbreak has now infected nearly three dozen students at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire in recent months.
Abbott Labs Scientists Discover New Strain Of HIVAbbott Labs announced Wednesday that a team of its scientists have discovered a new subtype of HIV.
Google Buys Fitbit For $2.1B, Stepping Back Into WearablesGoogle's lack of wearables has been a blind spot that it is fixing with the Fitbit purchase and the upcoming launch of its earbuds, the Pixel Buds, this spring, UBS analyst Eric Sheridan said in a research note.
3rd Vaping Death Reported In Illinois"New cases continue to be reported in Illinois and across the country. IDPH is urging Illinoisans not to vape or use e-cigarettes products, especially illicit THC based products, while we continue to investigate this outbreak."