<![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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:14:26 -0500 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:14:26 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:16:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:04:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:51:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

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<![CDATA[Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:43:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kraft-macaroni-120331317-%281%29.jpg
One day after a major Kraft Macaroni and Cheese recall, the federal agency in charge of much of the nation’s food supply says it still has not determined the level of risk to consumers.

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:56:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Fights MS With Body Building]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:27:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web-vod-bodybuilding-mom-ms.jpg
A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis isn't slowing down Wendy Bordewisch. Megan Pringle from NBC station WBAL in Baltimore reports.

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<![CDATA[Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/491404053.jpg
More than a third of Illinois’ colleges and universities allow a large number of students who have no proof of being vaccinated for measles to live on their campuses.]]>
<![CDATA[Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:10:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambulance19.jpg
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:04:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients who had eaten the ice cream in a Kansas hospital died of a foodborne illness. The illnesses...

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<![CDATA["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:40:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kidney_Transplant_CT.jpg
Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.]]>