State Health Department: 4th Vaping-Related Death ReportedNationwide, there have been more than 2,000 cases and at least 40 people have died.
A Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdoses Has Become Easier To AccessDespite its life-saving abilities, naloxone’s accessibility remains scarce. But it is being distributed in an unlikely place – Cook County Jail.
Illinois Awards $350K For Women's Preventative Health CarePublic health officials in Illinois have awarded $350,000 in grants to help improve the health care of women of reproductive age.
Is Construction Site To Blame For Legionnaires' Outbreak In Batavia?The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday was investigating whether a construction site might be the cause of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Batavia.
Her Conduent Debit Cards Have Been Hacked Three Times; Why Is Illinois Using Company With Bad Reputation To Pay Her?A big fat F: That’s how the Better Business Bureau rates a company repeatedly hired by the state of Illinois to handle some payments.
Vaping 'Outbreak' Concerns Health Officials In IllinoisThe different vaping devices, products, types of oils and additives making isolating a cause complex. But as more get sick the hope is doctors can learn from their illness.
Illinois Man Dies Of Vaping-Related Respiratory IllnessThe agency said at least 22 people, ranging in age from 17-38, have developed some type of respiratory illness after vaping or using e-cigarettes. The IDPH said it is working with other health agencies to investigate 12 other cases.
Chicago Resident Has First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In Illinois This YearA Chicago resident has the first human case of West Nile Virus reported in Illinois this year, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Health Officials Release Data On Pregnancy, Babies OnlineData categories include low birth weight, teen birth rate, breastfeeding, prenatal care and smoking during pregnancy.
Beach Conditions Disconnect: State Website Shows Some Beaches Closed, But They're Clearly OpenA state website designed to track beach closings in Illinois shows some popular beaches are closed, even though they appear to be open. So the CBS 2 Morning Insiders wanted to know if swimmers are at risk, or if the information is wrong.
Illinois Newborns To Be Screened For Rare Brain DisorderState health officials say they're adding a screening for a rare hereditary disorder that affects the brain, nervous system and adrenal gland test for all newborn babies in Illinois.
Flooding Produces Another Problem, More MosquitoesA wet spring and dangerous flooding have created a nasty byproduct — more mosquitoes.
7 Cases Of Measles Reported In Illinois This Year, 839 NationwideIllinois is taking action now that measles is on the rise across the country.
Blood-Sucking 'Kissing Bug' Reported In Illinois, CDC SaysAn insect that bites humans around the mouth--known by its nickname the 'kissing bug'--is making its way toward Illinois, the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
Investigation Underway After 2 Legionnaires’ Cases Reported At Mercy HospitalThe Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating after two reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago.