Illinois Illnesses From Insect Bites Have Surged Since 2004The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning the public to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites, saying reported cases of infections have increased over the past decade.
Opioid Overdose Patients Causing Spike In ER VisitsThe CDC sounded an alarm over a troubling trend in Illinois -- a dramatic rise in emergency room visits for suspected overdoses.
CDC: Millions Of Americans Unknowingly Have PrediabetesTens of millions of Americans unknowingly have prediabetes, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
E. Coli Outbreak Traced To I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut ButterHealth officials have traced the source of an E. coli outbreak in four states to a company based in Glenview.
Doctors Are Seeing A Spike In Child Flu CasesThe vaccine is a good match for this year's virus, but no longer offering the flu mist option may be keeping some parents away.
People Who Eat Raw Salmon Could Get Tapeworm: Federal Health StudyScientists have found a parasite from Asian salmon in North American fish, posing potential dangers to those who eat raw fish.
8-Year-Old Refugee Dies After Flight To O'Hare An 8-year-old refugee from Congo died Tuesday after landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Water System Blamed In Illinois Legionnaires' OutbreakA federal report obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened dozens was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle ExpandsAn outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle has expanded to nine states, with a total of 52 reported illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday seven additional people were sickened, including in three more states -- Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Northwest Suburban Doctors' Network No Longer Treating Unvaccinated ChildrenDoctors with a northwest suburban health service have barred children who don’t have up-do-date vaccinations from coming into their offices, except on an emergency basis.
Another Suburban Measles Case Brings Illinois Total To 11Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.
University Of Chicago Hospital Monitoring Child For Signs Of EbolaDoctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center have been monitoring a child for possible symptoms of Ebola, after the child flew into O’Hare International Airport with a fever Thursday night.