<![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, 25 May 2015 22:45:12 -0500 Mon, 25 May 2015 22:45:12 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:38:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Longoria-Lara.jpg
Man given temporary reprieve from deportation so he can donate organ to his sister could still be sent to Mexico once the procedure is completed.

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<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/178541982_Dementia-ALzheimers-Generic.jpg
Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

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<![CDATA[Deportation Halted So Man Can Donate Kidney]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 08:16:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jazmin-Argenis-Longoria.jpg
A 21-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure says her brother may be her last hope at survival and she’s pleading with the U.S. government not to deport him.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 15:48:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...]]>
<![CDATA[Failed MediPot Bidder Drops Lawsuit Against State]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 16:31:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/91997111.jpg
Losing bidder for an Illinois medical marijuana license drops suit a month after the company’s CEO died unexpectedly at his suburban home.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Warn Against "Jenner Lip Challenge"]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 13:43:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MD02M05112015-720p_1200x675_443316291912.jpg
You may have heard of the "Kylie Jenner Challenge." The videos are all over social media, with teens sucking on glasses trying to mimic the reality star's famous pout. But doctors say this quest for pouty...]]>
<![CDATA[Suburban Student Has Meningitis: Officials]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 08:03:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/meningitis_P2.jpg
A northwest suburban high school student has tested positive for bacterial meningitis, school officials announced.

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<![CDATA[How a Photo Helped a Mom Find Cancer]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 19:12:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Avery-Fitzgerald.jpg
A Rockford mother's cellphone turned out to be a life-saving device when it helped her confirm what she'd feared: her son had cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Roll Out Group Appointments]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 14:38:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012280402_1200x675_440896579768.jpg
How would you feel about seeing your doctor with a dozen other patients, facing the same health conditions as you? That's what some hospitals and doctor's offices are doing. NBC's Erika Edwards reports. ]]>
<![CDATA[Lake County Officials Warn of Spike in Deer Ticks]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:21:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/KNSD_Fighting_Lyme_Disease_012209_89_mezzn_448x336.jpg
Deer ticks may carry lyme disease. NBC Chicago's Anthony Ponce reports.]]>
<![CDATA[What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:07:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/NC_sunsafety0504001.jpg
Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Need Carbs for Energy?]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 18:24:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/carbs+getty.jpg
Our bodies don't actually need carbohydrates to survive, but that doesn't mean we have to cut them out completely.

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<![CDATA[MDA Pulls Plug on Annual Telethon]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:48:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Jerry+Lewis+MDA+Telethon+.jpg
The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis' last year as host, and had dwindled to a two-hour show the last two years.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:11:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Emily-Beazley-street-2.JPG
Emily Beazley stopped her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma earlier this week after doctors said it wasn't working.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Ice Cream Shop Closes, Recalls Products]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:28:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/jeni%27s+ice+cream+sign.jpg
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has closed their North Side Chicago shop and recalled all of their products due to possible listeria contamination, the company announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[Mom Pushes for Legalization of Marijuana Extract]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:44:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/980499621.jpg
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, has shown promise in studies to help treat people who live with epilepsy.]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:39:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[#100DaysOfKenneth Bodybuilding Challenge]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:01:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kenneth+and+Dusten+-+before.jpg
Kenneth Yoder is on the cusp of his 40th birthday, and he admits he is out of shape. That's why he decided to take on the ultimate bodybuilding challenge in just 100 days.
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<![CDATA[Chicago Company Issues Pine Nut Recall]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:43:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/228*120/pinenuts.jpg
Superior Nut & Candy and Hannaford recalled 4-ounce packages of pine nuts.]]>
<![CDATA[Study Ranks Healthiest Counties in Illinois]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:45:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2015+Health+Outcomes+-+Illinois.jpg
Is the county you live in shortening your life span? A new study suggests that the Illinois county you live in could have an affect on your health.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:03:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

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