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Mysterious Respiratory Illness Hits 10 States, Including Illinois

Mysterious Respiratory Illness Hits 10 States, Including Illinois

Virus appears to be caused a distant cousin of the polio virus, which causes respiratory symptoms and appears to be... Watch »

Sep 8, 2014
Illinois Hospital Restricts Visitors Because of Outbreak

Illinois Hospital Restricts Visitors Because of Outbreak

An outbreak of a respiratory illness has hospitals in Hannibal, Missouri, and Quincy, Illinois, restricting... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die of... Read »

Sep 6, 2014
Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead Content

Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead Content

The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from Disney movies, TV shows and some comic book characters. Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Planning Underway to Separate Conjoined Twins

Planning Underway to Separate Conjoined Twins

09/03/14: Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith share a liver, diaphragm, pericardial sac (the lining of the heart) and... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Thought He Would Die

U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Thought He Would Die

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with relief organization Samaritan's Purse... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, The... Read »

Sep 1, 2014
Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

Kraft is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of four varieties of its regular American Singles cheese product. The... Watch »

Aug 30, 2014
Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting a... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study

Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study

One infected person likely started the Ebola outbreak that is devastating West Africa, a new genetic analysis... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Evergreen Park Mayor Tells of West Nile Virus Survival

Evergreen Park Mayor Tells of West Nile Virus Survival

Two years ago, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton got flu-like systems that wouldn't go away. He continued to get... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Why Did Ice Bucket Challenge Take Off?

Why Did Ice Bucket Challenge Take Off?

08/28/14: Maryilene Blondell from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association talks about why donations have... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014

Boston Marathon Dream Wedding

If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to... View »

Aug 28, 2014
1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

The U.S. government and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile

Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile

Health officials said mosquito pools in 61 communities, as well as three dead birds, have tested positive for the... Read »

Aug 27, 2014
Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians say delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep,... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

A California firm is recalling chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide for possible listeria... Read »

Aug 22, 2014

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