<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:58:26 -0500 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:58:26 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
Confirmation that a patient at a Dallas hospital is being treated for Ebola after arriving in North Texas from West Africa has alarmed the local Liberian community. According to the president of the...

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:08:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI and other charges early Tuesday morning, News4 has confirmed. Phelps was driving 84 mph inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:44:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital has been quarantined, according to the City of Dallas. The number of people in the DFR crew...

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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:57:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth doctor who was cured of Ebola after contracting the deadly virus while working with a charity in Liberia, spoke before a Senate panel hearing on Tuesday. The hearing detailed the

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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:26:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Enterovirus Confirmed in N. Texas ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:26:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus1.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children in 22 states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly affected. Here are key things to

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<![CDATA[Graham Elliot Provides Meal Tips for Marathoners]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:05:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Graham_Elliot_new.jpg
This purveyor of tasty creations who recently lost a bunch of weight, will show runners how to cook on Wednesday evening.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Records First West Nile Virus Deaths of 2014]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/bb82f013a5e54a7cbed54729d2487f36.jpg
Health officials say West Nile virus threat remains until first hard freeze.]]>
<![CDATA[Crestwood Seeks to Settle Contaminated Water Suits]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:01:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crestwood+water+2.jpg
Crestwood's Theresa Neubauer receives two years probation, community service.
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<![CDATA[Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Sacra+1.jpg
The Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola is steadily improving, and doctors have Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to thank. Rick Sacra is getting his appetite back, according to...

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:44:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/yale+new+haven+children+hospital+2.jpg
Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the...

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<![CDATA[Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:50:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Develop First Blood Test to Diagnose Adult Depression]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:31:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/northwestern+scientist+depression.jpg
Northwestern Medicine scientists in Chicago have developed a blood test to diagnose major depression in adults, marking the first such test to objectively and scientifically diagnose the disorder.

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<![CDATA[Officials: Washing Hands Best Way to Fight Enterovirus]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:51:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/236*120/tlmd_virus_respiratorio_ninos_illinoisjpg.png
Virus appears to be caused a distant cousin of the polio virus, which causes respiratory symptoms and appears to be worse in children with asthma.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Among Worst States to Have a Baby, Study Says]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:22:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
Some spots in Illinois may be booming with entertainment and excitement, but apparently the Land of Lincoln is home to some not-so-exciting places too.]]>
<![CDATA[More Chicago-Area Hospitals Restrict Visitors After Outbreak]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/236*120/tlmd_virus_respiratorio_ninos_illinoisjpg.png
Outbreaks of an uncommon virus are sending hundreds of kids to emergency rooms and clinics, NBC News reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children in 22 states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly affected. Here are key things to]]>
<![CDATA[New Drug Fights Melanoma]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:30:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/melanoma_448x336.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...]]>
<![CDATA[Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead Content]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kids-glasses-recall2.jpg
The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from Disney movies, TV shows and some comic book characters.

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<![CDATA[Planning Underway to Separate Conjoined Twins]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:07:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/conjoined-twins1.jpg
09/03/14: Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith share a liver, diaphragm, pericardial sac (the lining of the heart) and intestines.]]>
<![CDATA[Doc Cured of Ebola Thought He'd Die]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:57:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lauer+Brantly+Interview+090214.jpg
A Philadelphia mom is searching for answers after the deadly Ebola virus took the lives of two of her children. Georgia Nah was thrusted into the spotlight July 25 when her son, Patrick Sawyer, 40 became...

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<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will travel this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.

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<![CDATA[Evergreen Park Mayor Tells of West Nile Virus Survival]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor+sexton.jpg
Two years ago, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton got flu-like systems that wouldn't go away. He continued to get weaker and his fever kept going up. It turned out to be a severe case of West Nile virus...

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<![CDATA[Why Did Ice Bucket Challenge Take Off?]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:54:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP908350358790.jpg
08/28/14: Maryilene Blondell from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association talks about why donations have been pouring in.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:27:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:46:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/West-Nile-Virus-P4.jpg
Health officials said mosquito pools in 61 communities, as well as three dead birds, have tested positive for the virus.

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<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:28:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
Honey, nuts and cheese top the list of the most expensive — and delicious — food heists.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:35:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A shoplifting suspect who identified himself as former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland managed to mislead law enforcement for nearly four weeks and will likely face additional charges after...

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<![CDATA[Groups Team Up to Help Fight Hunger]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:56:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008452368_1200x675_319342659506.jpg
The Greater Chicago Food Depository and The Growing Initiative are Making a Difference. They are growing fresh produce that will feed families that are battling going hungry at]]>
<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:04:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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