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Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action
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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 the late newlywed urges Americans to join a grassroots campaign to pass death-with-dignity laws nationwide, NBC News reported. 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
8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

As many as 8 million adult women in the U.S. who should be screened for cervical cancer haven't had that checkup in... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
UofC Doctors Recount Fighting Ebola in Nigeria

UofC Doctors Recount Fighting Ebola in Nigeria

Two doctors from the University of Chicago traveled to the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria -- where the... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinois Voters Support Contraceptive Coverage

Illinois Voters Support Contraceptive Coverage

Voters in Illinois support an advisory referendum about whether insurance plans in Illinois should include birth... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin

Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin

A recent study suggests that too many baths and lack of emollient therapy on newborns heightens the chance for babi... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Experts Encourage Flu Shots, Despite Recent Shortage

Experts Encourage Flu Shots, Despite Recent Shortage

Health officials are starting to ramp up their efforts to get people in for flu shots, but a recent shortage in the... Watch »

Nov 3, 2014
Meet The Biggest Loser's New Trainer

Meet The Biggest Loser's New Trainer

Jennifer Widerstrom shares her training and fitness philosophy with NBC Chicago's Marion Brooks. Watch »

Nov 3, 2014

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