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Obama's Personal Chef Hangs Up Apron After Six Years

Obama's Personal Chef Hangs Up Apron After Six Years

President Obama's personal chef is hanging up his apron after serving the first family for six years. Read »

Dec 29, 2014
Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug... Read »

Dec 24, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
Durbin Asks for Help Battling Heroin Epidemic

Durbin Asks for Help Battling Heroin Epidemic

Letter with 20 other Democrats was sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Read »

Dec 24, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Model Railroad Helps Boy With Asperger Syndrome

Model Railroad Helps Boy With Asperger Syndrome

Andrew Gray, 12, of McHenry didn't begin talking until age 4. Now he's got a hobby that forces him to talk. And talk Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

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. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
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... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Discharged

Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Discharged

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

Dec 20, 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... Watch »

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 »

Dec 19, 2014
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... 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. View »

Dec 19, 2014
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

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