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Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa, Spreads

Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa, Spreads

A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Baby Girl With Rare Disease Inspires Nationwide Support

Baby Girl With Rare Disease Inspires Nationwide Support

A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans for Obese Girl

Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans for Obese Girl

Doctors operating on a Texas girl suffering from rare medically-induced obesity had to alter their plans in... Read »

Mar 21, 2014
New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries

New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries

New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve... Watch »

Mar 21, 2014
CPS to Expand Free Condom Program in Schools

CPS to Expand Free Condom Program in Schools

Students at 24 Chicago public high schools will soon see dispensers offering free condoms. Read »

Mar 20, 2014
Alzheimer's Risk Higher in Women

Alzheimer's Risk Higher in Women

A new study finds nearly twice as many women get Alzheimer's disease than men, and twice as likely to get thedisease... Watch »

Mar 19, 2014
Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts

Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs

President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's... Watch »

Mar 31, 2014
Cardinal George In High-Risk Category For Flu

Cardinal George In High-Risk Category For Flu

Catholic leader hospitalized last week after suffering from dehydration related to the flu. Nesita Kwan reports. Watch »

Mar 18, 2014
Child Suffers from Rare Form of Epilepsy

Child Suffers from Rare Form of Epilepsy

The parents of one boy with a rare genetic mutation for epilepsy, created a community of up to 90 others who suffer... Watch »

Mar 18, 2014
Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due to Safety Concerns

Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due to Safety Concerns

Krave Jerky has issued a recall for its Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky following safety concerns with the... Read »

Mar 18, 2014
Illinois Poison Center Faces Closure Without Funding

Illinois Poison Center Faces Closure Without Funding

The center is the nation's oldest, but a lack of state funding threatens to close it in June. Read »

Mar 17, 2014
Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose

Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose

Aspire, a non-profit that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with... Watch »

Mar 17, 2014
Student's Death Sparks Call for Vaccine Approval

Student's Death Sparks Call for Vaccine Approval

After a 19-year-old Drexel University student died suddenly of a fast-moving infection, a drugmaker says it... Read »

Mar 15, 2014
Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit

Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit

Costco has recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit from shelves after it determined that... Read »

Mar 14, 2014
FDA Chief Defends Approval of Controversial Painkiller

FDA Chief Defends Approval of Controversial Painkiller

The head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, on Thursday defended her agency's decision... Read »

Mar 13, 2014
Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars

Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars

The number of young adults taking drugs for ADHD has increased rapidly in five years, according to a new report. Read »

Mar 12, 2014
Illinois Behind in Obamacare Signup Goals

Illinois Behind in Obamacare Signup Goals

Nearly 900 Illinois residents per day signed up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace last month, but the... Watch »

Mar 11, 2014
E-Cigs

E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study

Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than... Watch »

Mar 7, 2014
Contaminated Skittles Sold in Indiana

Contaminated Skittles Sold in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health said in a news release that preliminary tests showed that packages... Read »

Mar 6, 2014
Painting Helps 3-Year-Old Cope With Cancer

Painting Helps 3-Year-Old Cope With Cancer

A 3-year-old Chicago girl has picked up a new hobby that's not only helped her deal with a rare form of cancer... Watch »

Mar 6, 2014
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