<![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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:34:04 -0500 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:34:04 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:05:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/E-Cig-I-Team.jpg
The report released Monday highlights several issues including an array of flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, the lack of age restrictions and no uniform warning labels.]]>
<![CDATA[Food For Thought: Older Women And Diet Pop]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:41:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006793719_1200x675_224343619571.jpg
Doctor Sandy Goldberg talks about a surprising new study about effects of diet pop on older women]]>
<![CDATA[Removing Stigma from Lung Cancer]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:46:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Molly-Golbon.jpg
Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Die of Meningitis in LA]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:55:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/invasive+meningococcal+disease.jpg
A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/recalled-chicken.jpg
AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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<![CDATA[Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ObamaCarePic.jpg
Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

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<![CDATA[Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:46:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/military+troops+generic.jpg
Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than its female victims, a new study by the American Psychological Association has]]>
<![CDATA[Naperville LA Fitness Spa Closed by Health Officials]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:50:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/naperville-la-fitness1.jpg
Authorities with the DuPage County Health Department said disinfectant levels in the spa didn't meet code.]]>
<![CDATA[Study Ranks Illinois' Healthiest Counties]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
Where you live could determine how long you live, according to a recent health study.

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<![CDATA[Recall for Parkers Farm Products]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:10:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1148953.jpg
A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more stores nationwide. Parkers Farm Acquisition has issued a voluntary recall of certain peanut...

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<![CDATA[Girl Inspires Nationwide Support]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hannahs-Law.jpg
A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of thousands nationwide and even inspired the proposal of a state law. Born on January 15, 2013, Hannah...

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<![CDATA[New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:12:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/146275121.jpg
New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve the fit of new knees on patients' bodies. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly...

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<![CDATA[CPS to Expand Free Condom Program in Schools]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:02:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_CONDOMS_BY_MAIL.png
Students at 24 Chicago public high schools will soon see dispensers offering free condoms.]]>
<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Risk Higher in Women]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:30:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006472989_1200x675_200389187602.jpg
A new study finds nearly twice as many women get Alzheimer's disease than men, and twice as likely to get thedisease than breast cancer. Nesita Kwan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pres_thumb_basketball.jpg
President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament title game. The nation’s first basketball fan filled out his bracket in his...

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<![CDATA[Cardinal George In High-Risk Category For Flu]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:50:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Francis-Cardinal-George.jpg
Catholic leader hospitalized last week after suffering from dehydration related to the flu. Nesita Kwan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Child Suffers from Rare Form of Epilepsy]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:09:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006415833_1200x675_199049795871.jpg
The parents of one boy with a rare genetic mutation for epilepsy, created a community of up to 90 others who suffer from the disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Poison Center Faces Closure Without Funding]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/poison+center.jpg
The center is the nation's oldest, but a lack of state funding threatens to close it in June.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:42:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Aspire+CoffeeWorks.png
Aspire, a non-profit that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company to make coffee that Makes a Difference. Aspire CoffeeWorks can be bought online...]]>
<![CDATA[Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:00:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CostcoResized.jpg
Costco has recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit from shelves after it determined that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers who could have purchased the...

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<![CDATA[E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:56:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ecigarette+woman+smoking.jpg
Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than kids who did not use the battery-powered devices, a new study found.

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<![CDATA[Painting Helps 3-Year-Old Cope With Cancer ]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ania-Moriarty.jpg
A 3-year-old Chicago girl has picked up a new hobby that's not only helped her deal with a rare form of cancer -- it's starting to pay some of the bills for her travel and care.]]>
<![CDATA[Food For Thought: Skin-Healthy Foods]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:26:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006251223_1200x675_178295875621.jpg
From the inside out, Dr. Sandy Goldberg explains which foods to ingest and what your can put on your face to give your complexion a boost this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Super Painkiller to Hit Market]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:24:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pill+mill+bronx.jpg
Zohydro is a new opiate painkiller that is causing concern among some health professionals.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama, Biden Work Out Together]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:00:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obamarun.jpg
Who needs sneakers or a gym to get a little exercise? President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden showed in a playful workout video that even the leaders of the free world can get a little exercise — even...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Let's Move/YouTube]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Senate Eyes Tax on Sugary Drinks]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sugary+drink+ban.jpg
The legislation, sponsored by Chicago Democratic Sen. Mattie Hunter, would impose a penny-per-ounce surcharge on sugary drinks that are sold in sealed containers.

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<![CDATA[Illinois AG Unveils Petcoke Legislation]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:51:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/calumet+river.jpg
The grainy black substance is a byproduct of oil refining. Residents on Chicago's Southeast Side have recently complained of health and pollution fears after piles amassed along the Calumet River.]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Sochi]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:32:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sochiteamdoctors.jpg
The Olympics are all about the athletes, but there is an immense support staff as well, including hundreds of specially trained doctors. Jonathan Finnoff, Director of Sports Medicine at Barton Healthcare in Lake...]]>