<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Health News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 20 Jul 2017 16:06:56 -0500Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:06:56 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:57:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-813943998.jpg
Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. The Senate bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing...

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<![CDATA[Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:32:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17186795988820.jpg
With temperatures in some parts of the country soaring as high as 120 degrees this summer, combatting the heat is no easy task. Last year 94 people suffered from heat related deaths more than double the...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:39:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Family+Health+Urgent+Care+Doctor+Rhamil+Mansourov.JPG
One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

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<![CDATA[Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:38:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_cuddleprogram0710_1500x845.jpg
As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90...]]>
<![CDATA[Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_100608010193.jpg
Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years,...

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<![CDATA[Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:52:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Go ahead and order that second cup.Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California."We cannot...]]>
<![CDATA[Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report ]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:20:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657458982-healthcare.jpg
Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies...

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<![CDATA[As Drug Resistance Evolves, Gonorrhea Is Getting Harder to Treat]]> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 13:58:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/gonorrea-5.jpg
Gonorrhea infections are becoming harder and harder to treat, according to new data published by the World Health Organization.The WHO found that ciprofloxacin and azithromyc – two drugs commonly used to treat...

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<![CDATA[Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:21:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-106907321.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight.

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<![CDATA[Preterm Birth Rates Have Increased in the U.S.]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:36:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/premiiebaby_1200x675.jpg
Almost 10 percent of newborn babies in the United States are born premature according to a new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[New CBO Report Finds Deep Medicaid Cuts in GOP Bill]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:07:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17178803963393.jpg
The Senate health care bill’s Medicaid cuts would grow even deeper after a decade, according to a new report Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, leaving more people without coverage...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Premiums 74 Percent: Study]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:44:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
Health care premiums could rise 74 percent for the average customer under the Republican Senate health care bill, according to a new report.Older and low-income Americans could face the highest increases...

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<![CDATA[Hot Car Deaths: Scientists Detail Why Parents Forget]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:58:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hotweatherPHX_1200x675.jpg
Neuroscientists at the University of South Florida have taken a deep dive into the psychological and biological science behind the "Forgotten Baby Syndrome," NBC News reported.

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