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Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:11 PM CDT

Taco Bell Warns Customers After Worker Diagnosed With Hep A

Taco Bell Warns Customers After Worker Diagnosed With Hep A

A southern Indiana Taco Bell is warning customers after a worker was diagnosed with Hepatitis A amid outbreaks in neighboring states.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 12:32 PM CDT

Juul E-Cig Maker to Invest $30M to Combat Underage Vaping

Juul E-Cig Maker to Invest $30M to Combat Underage Vaping

The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. The announcement from Juul Labs comes one day after...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM CDT

These Are the 37 Ill. Hospitals Ranked Among Safest in US

Illinois is home to 37 of the safest hospitals in the nation, according to a new...View gallery

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 10:46 PM CDT

FDA Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

FDA Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 12:17 PM CDT

Veteran Undergoes World's First Full Male Genital Transplant

Veteran Undergoes World's First Full Male Genital Transplant

A veteran who suffered injuries in Afghanistan has received the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant, Johns Hopkins Hospital announced Monday. A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:44 PM CDT

Hepatitis Vaccines Urged for Travelers to Kentucky, Michigan

Hepatitis Vaccines Urged for Travelers to Kentucky, Michigan

Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan.

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 11:34 PM CDT

Throw It Away: CDC Expands Warning on Romaine Lettuce

Throw It Away: CDC Expands Warning on Romaine Lettuce

The U.S. Centers for Disease expanded its warning Friday surrounding a multistate E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona, which has now sickened more than 50 people. The agency said...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 07:31 PM CDT

'Gut Instinct’: Woman Had Rare 20-Pound Tumor in Stomach

'Gut Instinct’: Woman Had Rare 20-Pound Tumor in Stomach

A woman thought her genetics were to blame for her weight gain. In reality, she had a 20-pound tumor.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:17 PM CDT

Some GOP Officials Urge Charges for Women Who Get Abortions

Some GOP Officials Urge Charges for Women Who Get Abortions

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:12 PM CDT

Largest Cannabis Cultivation Facility in US Proposed for New Mexico

Largest Cannabis Cultivation Facility in US Proposed for New Mexico

A project described as the largest cannabis cultivation facility in North America was proposed in New Mexico Thursday. Ultra Health announced the acquisition of farmland while unveiling a three-dimensional...

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