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A new study finds a program that works with at-risk young men in Chicago reduced overall arrests in the group by 35 percent, violent crime arrests by 50 percent and boosted on-time high school graduation for participants by 19 percent.

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We get a tasty sampling of the first harvest of our garden with organic gardener Jeanne Nolan.

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With Obamacare premiums expected to rise, what options do consumers have now?

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Increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, the city of Chicago says, will decrease smoking among youth, boost health and save lives.

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Syphilis rates have been steadily increasing in the United States ever since they hit historic lows in 2001. A new concern is the shortage of medicine used to treat the disease.

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In light of the elevated lead levels found at Chicago Public Schools, we ask local experts what high lead levels mean for your health.

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With more and more Chicago schools being found to have elevated levels of lead in their water, some Chicago aldermen are now calling for public hearings on the issue.

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Neuron in tissue culture. (GerryShaw via Wikimedia Commons)

For more than 20 years, researchers at Northwestern University have collaborated with a global network of scientists to try and unravel the mysteries of Parkinson's disease. A study published this month in Nature Genetics shares an important discovery from that research.

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Parents of students at more than a dozen Chicago schools are receiving notices that testing has found elevated levels of lead in water at their children’s schools.

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with professor Robert Grossman, director of Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago, and Louis M. Staudt of the National Cancer Institute as they tour the Genomic Data Commons on June 6. (Robert Kozloff)

Cancer researchers will have an easier time accessing, sharing and analyzing information with the launch Monday of a new platform funded by the National Cancer Institute.

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Flying off the handle during a marital spat cannot only escalate the argument, but also increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular conditions, like high blood pressure, a new study says. 

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(Ann Froschauer / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Six bats found in Cook County that were reported to local authorities this year, including three in Chicago, have tested positive for rabies, the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control (CCDARC) said Thursday.

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High hopes in the search to reverse or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. We'll tell you about two important medical studies being conducted in Chicago.

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Scanning electron micrograph of a human neutrophil ingesting MRSA (Courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Health care experts have long warned that the effectiveness of antibiotics has been declining due to overprescription by doctors and also because of the use of antibiotics in raising livestock for human consumption.

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With just three weeks left in the school year, some Chicago Public Schools are finishing work that many schools try to have done at the beginning of the year: making sure all children are up to date on their shots and annual physicals.

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Chicago (Allen McGregor via Wikimedia Commons)

The City of Broad Shoulders measures up to its moniker in terms of fitness. The Chicago metropolitan area was recently named the 12th fittest in the nation.