<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:34:14 -0600 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:34:14 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:24:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[Schaumburg-Based Company Recalls Jewel-Branded Rolls, Buns]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:23:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gonnella-sub-buns-1.jpg
Gourmet Sandwich Rolls and Sub Buns sold under the Jewel brand and sold between Dec. 9, 2014 and Jan. 17, 2015 should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:17:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:58:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:35:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[75 Year Old Man with Advanced Parkinson's Set To Stair Climb Aon Building]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:23:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/LARRY+PIROVANO.png
Larry Pirovano is Making A Difference. He will be participating in the 80 floor climb to the top of the Aon Building . This event is a fundraiser for the patients and famillies of Ann & Robert H.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:22:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[Quinn Punts Medical Marijuana Licensing to Rauner]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:37:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010548101_1200x675_383420995583.jpg
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided he will not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends, his spokesman said Monday.
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<![CDATA[Flu Concerns Continue in Chicago Area]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:02:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010371896_1200x675_378764355993.jpg
Officials said flu deaths have reached an epidemic level, and in the Chicago area health officials are sounding off about the need to get a flu vaccine. Nesita Kwan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:33:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/104718836.jpg
A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described in their latest report as within "epidemic threshold."

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Eateries With Most Failed Inspections]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:07:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trinity-Bar-chicago-1.jpg
Nearly 50 licensed Chicago restaurants failed their health inspections at least three times each this year, a review of city data shows.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Discharged]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:36:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/117452510.jpg
The child had a fever during screening at the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Great Foods You Aren't Eating]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:10:52 -0600 New York Times, there are 11 key foods that are good for us, but few of us eat. Topping the list is beets, a folate-rich vegetable.]]> New York Times, there are 11 key foods that are good for us, but few of us eat. Topping the list is beets, a folate-rich vegetable.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/16814158.jpg
These great health foods are hiding in plain site. Start eating more of them for a healthy boost.

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<![CDATA[Nurse: I Was Suspended for Refusing Flu Shot]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:29:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
A Chicago nurse says he was suspended from his job for refusing to get a flu shot.

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<![CDATA[Arrests Made in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:19:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/barry-cadden-2012-hearing-FILE-getty-156385872.jpg
Arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the New England Compounding Center following a deadly meningitis outbreak, according to the FBI. The 2012 outbreak, which killed more than...

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<![CDATA[Flu Outbreak Keeps Students and Staff Out Of Class]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:21:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/151262805.jpg
For a second day about 10 percent of the students in Oak Park School District have called in sick and school officials say the flu isn't the only disease to blame.

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<![CDATA[Healthy Foods That May Harm Your Teeth]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:11:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/105539843328093768751101411372522n.jpg
While a healthy diet is good for the body, some health foods may be harming teeth during consumption. Some raw and uncooked foods can cause mouth damage by chipping teeth or sticking between the teeth, which may...

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<![CDATA[10 Percent of School District Absent with Cold, Flu]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:15:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/2806690%281%29.jpg
Nearly 600 students and staff members at Oak Park Elementary School District 97 were absent Monday due to illness, prompting school officials to take extra measures in flu prevention.

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<![CDATA[Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:12:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NADIA+HOWSE.png
Nadia Howse decided to celebrate her 16th birthday by Making A Difference. She delivered educational gifts and a check to the institution that saved her life 13 years ago, Rush University Medical...]]>
<![CDATA[Girl With Cancer Asks for Birthday Cards]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:34:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-cards-for-Kali.jpg
A young girl battling cancer made a public plea for birthday cards, and people she doesn't even know really came through. Keith Garvin from NBC station KPRC in Houston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[New Hospital Gowns Offer Better Cover-Up]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:32:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-hospital-gown.jpg
A new hospital gown developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute strives to take patient care and decency to an all new high. Dr. Frank McGeorge from NBC station WDIV in Detroit reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Suburban School Closes Due to Flu Outbreak]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:47:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Prepping+a+Flu+Shot+010714.jpg
Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park cancelled classes after a quarter of the student body called in sick with the flu, which hit earlier and harder this year.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Doctors Risk Lives in ISIS War Zone Hospitals]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:06:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/investigates+syria.jpg
They operate in the bleakest of conditions – often without electricity, proper medical supplies, and no anesthesia – as barrel bombs fall from the sky and missiles shake the ground.
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<![CDATA[Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:44:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/holiday+eating.jpg
Sandy Goldberg, PhD, gives tips for avoiding those easy-to-gain extra pounds during the holiday season.

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<![CDATA[Pot-Growing Enterprise a Costly Endeavor]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:39:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marijuana-leaf1.jpg
Think you’d like to try your hand as a grower in the state’s budding medical marijuana business? Better bring a boatload of money.
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<![CDATA[CDC: Flu Shots Less Effective]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 03:27:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Flu+Shot+immunization.jpg
Your flu shot may not be as effective as it should be this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An advisory issued to doctors Wednesday noted that less than half of the...

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