New Dietary Guidelines: What's In, What's Out?

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February 24, 2015 - New Dietary Guidelines

We discuss the recent changes in dietary guidelines and how they affect the way we're supposed to eat.

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ACA Deadline Approaches

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February 12, 2015 - ACA Deadline Approaches

On Sunday, open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act closes. We get the latest on the looming penalties in year two of ObamaCare.

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Medical Marijuana Licenses Move Forward

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February 3, 2015 - Medical Marijuana Licenses Move Forward

Gov. Bruce Rauner granted licenses on Monday to companies to grow and sell medical marijuana in the state. The move comes after a review by the Rauner administration and the Illinois Attorney General, amid fears that Gov. Rauner would take months to reach a decision on the coveted licenses.

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Measles Surfaces in Illinois

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January 28, 2015 - Measles Surfaces in Illinois

A confirmed case of measles is reported in suburban Cook County. We have the details on what you need to know about preventing an outbreak.

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Hospital Beds Lying Empty Around Illinois

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January 27, 2015 - Hospital Beds Lying Empty Around Illinois

A new report from Crain's Chicago Business found in 2013 nearly four out of every 10 hospital beds in Illinois were vacant. We'll talk with reporter Kristen Schorsch about why there are so many extra beds and what hospitals can do about the problem.

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Good Buddies

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January 19, 2015 - Good Buddies

As baby boomers age, the rate of Alzheimer's disease climbs steadily. A program at Northwestern University pairs Alzheimer's patients in the early stages of the disease with first-year medical students to add a human dimension to their scientific and clinical studies.

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Flu Vaccine Falling Short

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January 5, 2015 - Flu Vaccine Falling Short

Chicago’s been in the grip of an especially bad flu season this year, sending people to the hospital and keeping children home from school. We look at why influenza has been so difficult to fight this year.

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A Stroke at 30

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December 29, 2014 - A Stroke at 30

At 30, Monifa Thomas was a health and medicine reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Not long after she passed a complete physical, Monifa had a stroke and was paralyzed on her right side and had great difficulty speaking. We revisit the story of her recovery and return to her medical beat.

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Vegan Cardiologist

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December 22, 2014 - Vegan Cardiologist

We revisit a conversation with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart.

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Measles Outbreak Spreads to Illinois

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February 9, 2015 - Measles Outbreak Spreads to Illinois

Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, health officials announced Monday. That brings the statewide total to nine infected people. Seven of the cases, including six small children, have been linked to a Palatine day care center.

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The Art of Aging Well

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February 3, 2015 - The Art of Aging Well

It's said that with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately that wisdom is accompanied by a long list of possible age-related health issues. Local experts weigh in on how to maintain your health into your senior years.

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Pedal at Your Own Peril

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January 28, 2015 - Pedal at Your Own Peril

Chicago had its first cyclist fatality of 2015 just a few hours into the new year when 30-year-old Aimer Robledo was the victim of a hit-and-run on West Division Street.

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The Village Movement: How Elders are Aging in Place

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January 22, 2015 - The Village Movement

Folks over age 60 are opting to stay in their homes and communities well into their golden years. A collection of "virtual villages" are popping up all over the country, providing engagement, services, and a new way of looking at how we age.

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Ironing Out Medical Marijuana Details

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January 7, 2015 - Ironing Out Medical Marijuana Details

As Illinois prepares for implementation of legal medical marijuana, we take a look at some of the challenges and regulatory hurdles these businesses face.

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Sen. Kirk Expands Heroin Overdose Efforts

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December 29, 2014 -Sen. Kirk Expands Heroin Overdose Efforts

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk expands efforts to fight heroin overdoses in Cook and surrounding counties.

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Food Help for Veterans

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December 23, 2014 - Food Help for Veterans

Despite a gradually improving economy, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has seen an increase in low-income individuals needing food assistance. Among those in need are military veterans. We hear from veterans and the executive director of the Food Depository about why servicemen and women are among those seeking help with their food needs.

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Viewer Feedback: 12/4

Petcoke & Crime Stats

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We share what you had to say about the continuing petcoke problem on Chicago's southeast side and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy's latest crime statistics in tonight's viewer feedback.

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