Beach Bacteria

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The Chicago Park District has turned to DNA testing to see if dogs are to blame for high E.coli levels. We talk to the head of Chicago's beaches to see if it's safe to swim.

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New Study Questions Success of Niacin

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July 23, 2014-New Study Questions Success of Niacin

New research shows one common treatment for high cholesterol may not be worth the risk.

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Fresh Recipes from Green City Market

Lincoln Park Market Releases Cookbook

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July 14, 2014 - Fresh Recipes from Green City Market

We talk Green City Market fresh produce and demo a recipe from the market's new cookbook.

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Where's The Beef?

Chefs Rally Against Antibiotics in Livestock

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June 24, 2014 - Where's The Beef

Chicago chefs are rallying against the use of antibiotics in livestock. We revisit the discussion we had with our panel about what this means for city consumers and diners.

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Join us as we grow an organic garden

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Homegrown: WTTW's Organic Garden

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Where's The Beef?

Chefs Rally Against Antibiotics in Livestock

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Chicago chefs are rallying against the use of antibiotics in livestock. We debate what this means for city consumers and diners with our panel.

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Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates

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June 18, 2014 - Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates

At 38 percent, the HPV vaccination rate of teens in Chicago is higher than the national average of 28 percent. But  the vaccination rate is still, too low.

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Navigating the Adult World of Health Care Needs

La Rabida Children’s Hospital Offers Vital Program

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May 22, 2014 - Navigating the Adult World of Health Care

Students with special health needs have had parents do everything for them such as manage doctors’ appointments and answer health insurance questions. But as those students grow up, they must learn to care for themselves. La Rabida Children’s Hospital has a program designed to help both teens and their families make a smooth transition.  

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Crain's Corner

Web Do-it-Yourself Eye Exams Coming Soon

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May 8, 2014 - Crain's Corner

Do-it-yourself online eye exams could transform the world of optometry. We talk to a Crain’s Chicago Business reporter about a local start-up that has just scored $1 million in seed money to make it happen. 

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Jeanne Nolan Talks Garden Tips

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July 21, 2014 - Jeanne Nolan Talks Garden

Jeanne Nolan stops by our studio to talk about our organic vegetable garden and how this summer’s unusual weather has affected gardens.

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A Stroke at 30

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July 10, 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, return to her medical beat. 

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The Silver Lining in Breast Cancer

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July 1, 2014 - The Silver Lining in Breast Cancer

Hollye Jacobs was a nurse, social worker and child development specialist, when she found herself moving into the role of a patient. We revisit her journey through surviving breast cancer and her new book, The Silver Lining, a supportive guide to help other cancer survivors. Read book excerpts, view a slideshow, and read an interview with the book's photographer.

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Jeanne Nolan, Chicago Tonight Go Organic

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June 25, 2014 - Jeanne Nolan, Chicago Tonight Go Organic

The Organic Gardener founder, Jeanne Nolan teams up with Chicago Tonight to talk gardening tips and unveil a special project.

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Providing Mental Health Care to Children

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Community health care providers are partnering to integrate primary health care with mental health care for the city's children and teens. We hear from health care providers about the mental health needs of children in the community and how a new model works.

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A Stroke at 30

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May 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 have the story of her recovery, return to her medical beat. 

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Extending Prescription Privileges

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May 13, 2014 - Extending Prescription Privileges

State legislation allowing psychologists to prescribe medication drugs was approved in a House committee vote last week and now moves on to the full House for further debate. Tonight, we take a look at the controversial bill and debate the pros, cons. Learn more and read the full bill.

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Officials Probe First US MERS case

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May 5, 2014 - Officials Probe First US MERS case

The first official case of the deadly infection Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) surfaces in the U.S. Last week, a patient was diagnosed at Community Hospital in Munster, Ind. Elizabeth Brackett will have an update and explain more about the dangerous virus. 

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