<![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-usMon, 27 Mar 2017 20:01:22 -0500Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:01:22 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Robot Helps Boy Go to School]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:10:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Max+Robot.jpg
Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

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<![CDATA[Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:18:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HealthCareAM0324_MP4-149036463772500001.jpg
President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the]]>
<![CDATA[Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_82502.jpg
Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

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<![CDATA[Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:25:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/649341198-GOP-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with "something terrific." Now, House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote...

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<![CDATA[FDA: Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Form of Cancer]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:03:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/implants-new.jpg
Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, NBC News reported.The cancer is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma...

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<![CDATA[Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:58:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/babypacifier_1200x675.jpg
Fewer babies are dying in the United States than a decade ago, according to NBC News.The U.S. infant mortality rate, which is higher than in other developed countries, is down 15 percent over the last...

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<![CDATA[Baby Born With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Undergoes Complex Surgery]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:59:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dominique+2.jpg
A 10-month-old baby born with four legs and two spines is recovering well after a complex and risky medical procedure in Chicago, doctors say.

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<![CDATA[New Drug Cuts Cholesterol by Half]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:11:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_cholesteroldrug0317_1500x845.jpg
A new drug proven to slash bad cholesterol by more than half of a patient's initial level may prove to be a boon to those worried about heart attacks and strokes. Repatha, a drug that could lower the risk...]]>
<![CDATA[Man's Hands and Feet to be Amputated After Rare Strep Throat]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:28:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/kevin+breen.png
A rare case of strep throat nearly cost a Michigan man his life, and has led to the quadruple amputation of his hands and feet.

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<![CDATA[Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:12:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/paulryan_healthcare_1200x675.jpg
Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...

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<![CDATA[Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/naloxone-kit.jpg
Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported.The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...

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<![CDATA[Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:55:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BabyInjuries0310_MP4-148944776988400001.jpg
 A new study finds a growing number of young children are being injured while using infant products like carriers, strollers and cribs. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio...]]>
<![CDATA[Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:23:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SmartphoneStress0309a_MP4-148918974502400001.jpg
A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking...]]>
<![CDATA['One in a Million': Toddler Battles Rare Diagnosis]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:21:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kate+gulo.jpg
Kate Gulo seemed like your average, adorable toddler, running around with a heightened curiosity but a lack of balance. Now, as she nears her 2nd birthday, what at first seemed like typical toddler falls...

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<![CDATA[New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels ]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:54:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_labels0307_1500x845.jpg
New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech...]]>
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Mumps]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:40:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mumps1.jpg
With several cases of Mumps reported across the Chicago area, officials have been warning parents and students at affected schools. Here's what you need to know about mumps from prevention to symptoms to...

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