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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... 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
Male Breast Cancer Continues to Rise

Male Breast Cancer Continues to Rise

Although it is still rare, the incidence of male breast cancer continues to increase. For the families and the men... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Saturday: Second Round of MediPot Applications Accepted

Saturday: Second Round of MediPot Applications Accepted

Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
Journalist Returning From Liberia Being Monitored in Chicago

Journalist Returning From Liberia Being Monitored in Chicago

A freelance journalist reporting in Liberia returned to Chicago nine days ago, but he says it wasn’t until he did a... Watch »

Oct 29, 2014
Nurse Prepares to Travel to Help Ebola Patients

Nurse Prepares to Travel to Help Ebola Patients

A nurse from the South Side of Chicago is preparing to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients. Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Buzz Kill? Fireball Whiskey Recalled in Europe

Buzz Kill? Fireball Whiskey Recalled in Europe

Fireball has been recalled in Finland, Sweden and Norway for excessive amounts of an ingredient allowable for sale... Watch »

Oct 31, 2014

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