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Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says
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Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. states and territories, the CDC said Friday, NBC News reported. Read »

3 hours ago
Analysis: Eateries With Most Failed Inspections

Analysis: Eateries With Most Failed Inspections

Nearly 50 licensed Chicago restaurants failed their health inspections at least three times each this year, a review... Read »

6 hours ago
Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Symptoms

Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Symptoms

The child had a fever during screening at the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, officials... Read »

Dec 19, 2014
CDC: Don't Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples

CDC: Don't Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples

Health officials on Friday said prepackaged caramel apples have been linked to five deaths and more than two dozen... Read »

Dec 19, 2014

Great Foods You Aren't Eating

These great health foods are hiding in plain site. Start eating more of them for a healthy boost. View »

6 hours ago
Nurse: I Was Suspended for Refusing Flu Shot

Nurse: I Was Suspended for Refusing Flu Shot

A Chicago nurse says he was suspended from his job for refusing to get a flu shot. Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Arrests Made in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Arrests Made in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the New England Compounding Center following a... Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Millions Sign Up for Obamacare

Millions Sign Up for Obamacare

About 2.5 million people have signed up for health insurance on the year-old Obamacare exchanges, federal officials... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
FDA Warns Against

FDA Warns Against "Keepsake" Ultrasounds

Expectant mothers should not use fetal ultrasound imaging or Doppler heartbeat monitors for non-medical reasons like... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Mass. Doctor Cured of Ebola Heading Back to Liberia

Mass. Doctor Cured of Ebola Heading Back to Liberia

A Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola says he's returning in January to Liberia, the West African country where... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Flu Outbreak Keeps Students and Staff Out Of Class

Flu Outbreak Keeps Students and Staff Out Of Class

For a second day about 10 percent of the students in Oak Park School District have called in sick and school offici... Watch »

Dec 16, 2014

Healthy Foods That May Harm Your Teeth

While a healthy diet is good for the body, some health foods may be harming teeth during consumption. Some raw and... View »

6 hours ago
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
10 Percent of School District Absent with Cold, Flu

10 Percent of School District Absent with Cold, Flu

Nearly 600 students and staff members at Oak Park Elementary School District 97 were absent Monday due to illness... Watch »

Dec 15, 2014
Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others

Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others

Nadia Howse decided to celebrate her 16th birthday by Making A Diff... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Girl With Cancer Asks for Birthday Cards

Girl With Cancer Asks for Birthday Cards

A young girl battling cancer made a public plea for birthday cards, and people she doesn't even know really came... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
New Hospital Gowns Offer Better Cover-Up

New Hospital Gowns Offer Better Cover-Up

A new hospital gown developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute strives to take patient care and decency to an... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Suburban School Closes Due to Flu Outbreak

Suburban School Closes Due to Flu Outbreak

Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park cancelled classes after a quarter of the student body called in sick with the... Watch »

Dec 9, 2014
Chicago Doctors Risk Lives in ISIS War Zone Hospitals

Chicago Doctors Risk Lives in ISIS War Zone Hospitals

They operate in the bleakest of conditions – often without electricity, proper medical supplies, and no anesthesia –... Watch »

Dec 9, 2014

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