health News

Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak

Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak

A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some... Read »

Oct 7, 2014
WATCH LIVE: CDC Gives Ebola Updates

WATCH LIVE: CDC Gives Ebola Updates

Medical professionals and political leaders are pushing to enhance screening at airports across the country... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Patient at Christ Medical Center Doesn't Have Ebola

Patient at Christ Medical Center Doesn't Have Ebola

A patient who checked into Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with flu-like symptoms and who claimed to have... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Illinois Researchers Seek Ebola Vaccine

Illinois Researchers Seek Ebola Vaccine

Vaccine could be fast-tracked and made available before Thanksgiving. Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Mom of NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Says Doctors Are Optimistic

Mom of NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Says Doctors Are Optimistic

The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about... Watch »

Oct 6, 2014
Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say

Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say

In the wake of domestic abuse scandals that have plagued the NFL, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell,... Read »

Oct 4, 2014
Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth

Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth

A woman in Sweden gave birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering... Read »

Oct 4, 2014
Naperville Hospital Formulates Ebola Virus Plan

Naperville Hospital Formulates Ebola Virus Plan

Edward Hospital formulates extensive plan due to proximity to O'Hare International Airport. Watch »

Oct 3, 2014
New Jersey Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus: CDC

New Jersey Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control has determined that the 4-year-old New Jersey boy who died at home last week... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Family Leaves Dallas Home Where Ebola Patient Stayed

Family Leaves Dallas Home Where Ebola Patient Stayed

A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed,... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Skokie Group Operates Mission School in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Skokie Group Operates Mission School in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Organization faces dilemma as Liberian health officials try to find places for orphaned children. Watch »

Oct 3, 2014
University of Illinois Hospital Nurses Authorize Strike

University of Illinois Hospital Nurses Authorize Strike

Nurses could go on strike on Oct. 21 when contract extension expires. Read »

Oct 3, 2014
Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court

Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court

A U.S. appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will... Read »

Oct 2, 2014
Travelers From West Africa Warned About Ebola

Travelers From West Africa Warned About Ebola

All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about... Read »

Oct 1, 2014
CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case:

CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case: "We Will Stop It Here"

The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined

Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital...

The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
1st U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

1st U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated... Watch »

Oct 1, 2014
Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials... Read »

Oct 1, 2014
What You Need to Know: How the Ebola Virus Is Spread
Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights

Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights

Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports. Watch »

Oct 1, 2014

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5 weather app, available for download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out