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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
CDC: Toddler Food Contains Too Much Salt, Sugar

CDC: Toddler Food Contains Too Much Salt, Sugar

Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an... Read »

Feb 2, 2015
Student Who Took Amtrak Upstate From NYC Has Measles: Officials

Student Who Took Amtrak Upstate From NYC Has Measles: Officials

New York state health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier... Watch »

Feb 1, 2015
What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?

What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?

The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized... Watch »

Feb 11, 2015
Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl

Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl

Many Super bowl parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But NPD Group, an independent market research firm that... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
Some Doctors Won't See Patients With Anti-Vaccine Views

Some Doctors Won't See Patients With Anti-Vaccine Views

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Calif. Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

Calif. Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the... Read »

Jan 28, 2015

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