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Doctors Roll Out Group Appointments

Doctors Roll Out Group Appointments

How would you feel about seeing your doctor with a dozen other patients, facing the same health conditions as you? That's what some hospitals and doctor's offices are doing. NBC's Erika Edwards reports. Watch »

4 hours ago
11 Health Conditions Recommended By Illinois Marijuana Board

11 Health Conditions Recommended By Illinois Marijuana Board

A hearing in Chicago will deal with the tricky question of whether scientific evidence supports military veterans... Watch »

May 4, 2015
Lake County Officials Warn of Spike in Deer Ticks

Lake County Officials Warn of Spike in Deer Ticks

Deer ticks may carry lyme disease. NBC Chicago's Anthony Ponce reports. Watch »

May 4, 2015
What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention. Watch »

May 4, 2015
Do You Need Carbs for Energy?

Do You Need Carbs for Energy?

Our bodies don't actually need carbohydrates to survive, but that doesn't mean we have to cut them out completely. Read »

May 2, 2015
Indiana Reaches Out to Truckers During HIV Outbreak

Indiana Reaches Out to Truckers During HIV Outbreak

New campaign enlisting posters, door decals, flyers and digital Wi-Fi messages at travel plazas also urges travelers... Read »

May 1, 2015
MDA Pulls Plug on Annual Telethon

MDA Pulls Plug on Annual Telethon

The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis' last year as host, and had dwindled to a two-hour show the last... Read »

May 1, 2015
Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Federal health officials say more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand... Read »

Apr 30, 2015
These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

Air pollution is still a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S. — and while many of the nation's most polluted... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German measles has officially been eradicated from North and South America, the first region of the world to... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Doctors Save 3 Babies With

Doctors Save 3 Babies With "4-D-Printed" Airway Splints

Three small children who were born with a rare and often deadly defect to their windpipes are now healthy and... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
State of the Air 2015: SoCal Breathing Dangerous Pollutants

State of the Air 2015: SoCal Breathing Dangerous Pollutants

Air pollution remains a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S., with almost half of Americans —... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Woman Says Doctor Left Sponge Inside Her

Woman Says Doctor Left Sponge Inside Her

The eleven-count suit claims negligence and loss of consortium, and seeks at least $1,650,000 in damages. Read »

Apr 28, 2015
Why We Snack: New Clues on What Makes Us Munch

Why We Snack: New Clues on What Makes Us Munch

What drives us to snack? Two separate teams of researchers are trying to figure that out, and they've found that our... Read »

Apr 28, 2015
Chipotle Phases Out GMOs

Chipotle Phases Out GMOs

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. Watch »

Apr 27, 2015
Ice Cream Is Safe Despite Some Recalls: CDC

Ice Cream Is Safe Despite Some Recalls: CDC

Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the... Read »

Apr 25, 2015
Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor

Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor

Emily Beazley stopped her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma earlier this week after doctors said it wasn't... Watch »

Apr 24, 2015
Ind. HIV Outbreak, Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert

Ind. HIV Outbreak, Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert

An Indiana county has experienced nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Ice Cream Risks: What's Behind Massive Jeni's, Blue Bell Recalls?

Ice Cream Risks: What's Behind Massive Jeni's, Blue Bell Recalls?

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Chicago Ice Cream Shop Closes, Recalls Products

Chicago Ice Cream Shop Closes, Recalls Products

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has closed their North Side Chicago shop and recalled all of their products due to... Watch »

Apr 23, 2015

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