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Joliet Park District: Let's

Joliet Park District: Let's "Lose a Ton"

The "Lose a Ton" project involves 660 participants who hope to shed 2,000 pounds collectively by March 6. Read »

Feb 10, 2015
3 More Measles Cases Confirmed in Cook County

3 More Measles Cases Confirmed in Cook County

Diagnosis brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to nine. Watch »

Feb 10, 2015
Deaf Teen Hears For The First Time

Deaf Teen Hears For The First Time

New implant allows profoundly deaf teen to hear for the first time. Monica Robins from NBC station WKYC in Clevela... Watch »

Feb 9, 2015
Health Care Records Vulnerable to Criminals

Health Care Records Vulnerable to Criminals

Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they... Read »

Feb 9, 2015
Vaccination Rates Low For Area School Kids

Vaccination Rates Low For Area School Kids

Tens of thousands of school children across the Chicago area may not be vaccinated for a variety of serious disease... Watch »

Feb 6, 2015
Search Immunization Rates In Chicago-Area Schools

Search Immunization Rates In Chicago-Area Schools

Search Immunization Rates In Chicago-Area Schools Watch »

Feb 6, 2015
Q&A on Measles Outbreak

Q&A on Measles Outbreak

A Q & A on measles, try to answer some lingering questions about the most infectious disease known. Read »

Feb 6, 2015
Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Here are a few things you should know about measles. Watch »

Feb 5, 2015
Medical Group Digs Up 50-Year-Old Measles PSA

Medical Group Digs Up 50-Year-Old Measles PSA

The Illinois State Medical Society on Thursday posted to YouTube a 50-year-old public service announcement that was... Read »

Feb 6, 2015
KinderCare to Require Measles Vaccines for Infant Caregivers

KinderCare to Require Measles Vaccines for Infant Caregivers

KinderCare Learning Centers said that starting next week it will require measles vaccinations for staff members who... Watch »

Feb 6, 2015
Lake County Patient Tests Negative for Measles

Lake County Patient Tests Negative for Measles

A Lake County Health Department spokesperson told NBC Chicago a patient suspected of having measles in the northern... Read »

Feb 6, 2015
NJ Baby Has Suspected Case of Measles: Officials

NJ Baby Has Suspected Case of Measles: Officials

The Jersey City Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health are investigating a suspected case... Watch »

Feb 6, 2015
Infants Diagnosed With Measles at Suburban Daycare

Infants Diagnosed With Measles at Suburban Daycare

Public health officials are investigating a “cluster of measles” at a KinderCare Learning Center in northwest subur... Watch »

Feb 5, 2015
Rauner Issued MediPot Licenses Before FBI Background Checks

Rauner Issued MediPot Licenses Before FBI Background Checks

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses this week to 70 medical marijuana businesses before out-of-state crimin... Watch »

Feb 5, 2015
Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes

Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes

A team at Columbia University has created a smartphone attachment that is capable of testing blood for HIV and syph... Read »

Feb 6, 2015
Report Names

Report Names "Healthiest" Cities in the U.S.

Out of the largest metropolitan cities in the country, Chicago ranks as the no. 23 “healthiest” city, according to a... Read »

Feb 4, 2015
Stress in U.S. Proportional to Income: Study

Stress in U.S. Proportional to Income: Study

Money can’t buy you happiness, but the lack of it can buy you stress. A new survey released by the American Psychol... Read »

Feb 5, 2015
Coke Bets on

Coke Bets on "Premium Milk" to Boost Declining Category

Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will... Read »

Feb 4, 2015
Popular Herbal Supplement Labels Lie: New York AG

Popular Herbal Supplement Labels Lie: New York AG

An ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found numerous store brand supp... Read »

Feb 3, 2015
Preventing Winter Allergies

Preventing Winter Allergies

Winter season offers a break from pollen, but there are other allergens that can still cause suffering. Watch »

Feb 2, 2015

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