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Officials Warn of Spike in Influenza-Like Illness in Cook County

Officials Warn of Spike in Influenza-Like Illness in Cook County

Cook County officials warned residents Tuesday about a spike in reports of influenza-like illness in the area. Read »

6 hours ago
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrou... Watch »

Nov 25, 2014
From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
Illinois Suspends Ebola Hotline as Interest Fades

Illinois Suspends Ebola Hotline as Interest Fades

Illinois health officials have suspended a telephone hotline about the Ebola virus because the number of calls to it... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Kid, 9, Bikes Cross-Country to Fight Cancer

Kid, 9, Bikes Cross-Country to Fight Cancer

A 4th grader from North Carolina is riding for a reason. C.J. Burford is doing what he says he was called to do:... Watch »

Nov 24, 2014
Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Man Survives

Man Survives "Internal Decapitation"

John Boyer was thrown from a vehicle and left with an injury that leaves most of its victims dead. Jonathan Gonzalez... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
More Than 90 Students Fall Ill at Northwest Suburban School

More Than 90 Students Fall Ill at Northwest Suburban School

A northwest suburban junior high school is warning parents after more than 90 students were reported sick Tuesday... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help Americ... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Hospital Fights Drug-Resistant Bugs

Hospital Fights Drug-Resistant Bugs

Lurie Children's Hospital is fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Its plan involves tracking and limiting the... Watch »

Nov 17, 2014
Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries... Read »

Nov 15, 2014
Suit: Woman Died of MRSA After Cutting Leg on Kmart Shelf

Suit: Woman Died of MRSA After Cutting Leg on Kmart Shelf

A woman’s family claims in a a lawsuit she died after contracting the antibiotic-resistant infection MRSA when she... Read »

Nov 14, 2014
Inside Ambulance for Ebola Patients

Inside Ambulance for Ebola Patients

NBC 5's Nesita Kwan gets an exclusive look at an ambulance that's entirely coated in plastic meant for transferring... Watch »

Nov 13, 2014
Illinois Nurses Demand Tougher Ebola Safety Precautions

Illinois Nurses Demand Tougher Ebola Safety Precautions

From Hines VA Hospital in Maywood to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, registered nurses on Wednesday demanded tougher... Watch »

Nov 12, 2014
See the World's Smallest Pacemaker

See the World's Smallest Pacemaker

Pacemakers until now have required wires to connect to the heart, but with the the Micra there are no wires. Watch »

Nov 12, 2014
12 People Monitored For Ebola in Illinois

12 People Monitored For Ebola in Illinois

Twelve people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Illinois, the state's Department of Public Health confirmed... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Officials Blame Norovirus After Dozens of Students Fell Ill

Officials Blame Norovirus After Dozens of Students Fell Ill

Cook County health officials say dozens of students at a suburban elementary school who became ill after what was... Watch »

Nov 7, 2014
Record Number of Booster Seats Are

Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS

A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for... Read »

Nov 6, 2014
Flu Outbreak Closes Lyons Elementary School

Flu Outbreak Closes Lyons Elementary School

Robinson Elementary, at 4431 Gage Ave., was closed due to "a large number of absences due to flu." Watch »

Nov 6, 2014

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