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8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Pot Dispensary Applicants Spend Thousands on a Gamble

Pot Dispensary Applicants Spend Thousands on a Gamble

One of the more than 200 applicants trying to get a dispensary license said she's already spent more than $150,000.... Watch »

Dec 3, 2014
Applications Flood in to Dispense Medical Marijuana

Applications Flood in to Dispense Medical Marijuana

A total of 60 dispensaries will be licensed to fill prescriptions statewide, and 211 have applied so far. Watch »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Chicago Reports Steady Decline in New HIV Cases

Chicago Reports Steady Decline in New HIV Cases

The report, released by the Chicago Department of Public Health to coincide with World AIDS Day, cited a 41 percent... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
Heartbeat of Man Killed in Fire Lives On

Heartbeat of Man Killed in Fire Lives On

The family of an organ donor hears their son's heart beating in the chest of the transplant recipient that it saved.... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
Officials Warn of Spike in Influenza-Like Illness in Cook County

Officials Warn of Spike in Influenza-Like Illness in Cook County

Cook County officials warned residents Tuesday about a spike in reports of influenza-like illness in the area. Read »

Nov 25, 2014
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrou... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
Illinois Suspends Ebola Hotline as Interest Fades

Illinois Suspends Ebola Hotline as Interest Fades

Illinois health officials have suspended a telephone hotline about the Ebola virus because the number of calls to it... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Kid, 9, Bikes Cross-Country to Fight Cancer

Kid, 9, Bikes Cross-Country to Fight Cancer

A 4th grader from North Carolina is riding for a reason. C.J. Burford is doing what he says he was called to do:... Watch »

Nov 24, 2014
Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Man Survives

Man Survives "Internal Decapitation"

John Boyer was thrown from a vehicle and left with an injury that leaves most of its victims dead. Jonathan Gonzalez... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
More Than 90 Students Fall Ill at Northwest Suburban School

More Than 90 Students Fall Ill at Northwest Suburban School

A northwest suburban junior high school is warning parents after more than 90 students were reported sick Tuesday... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help Americ... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Hospital Fights Drug-Resistant Bugs

Hospital Fights Drug-Resistant Bugs

Lurie Children's Hospital is fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Its plan involves tracking and limiting the... Watch »

Nov 17, 2014

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