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Pollution causes 10 million deaths per year, according to an upcoming report written by 50 researchers and policymakers, including Chicago-based energy experts.

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Can an app reduce a person’s depression or anxiety? Or predict when someone might have a manic episode? Researchers from two local universities say yes.

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We learn about two Chicago studies showing that following a few basic nutrition principles can keep your brain agile and your heart strong.

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Infants as young as 4 months old should be introduced to peanut-containing foods to prevent the development of peanut allergies, according to new guidelines.

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What will 300,000 local patients face if Obamacare is repealed? We speak with the CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

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After four consecutive years of reigning as the top city for bedbugs, Chicago drops down to the No. 3 spot, according to a recent study by pest control company Orkin. 

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Carrie Fisher, left, died Tuesday. Her mother Debbie Reynolds, right, died Wednesday after having a stroke. She was 84 years old. (Debbie Reynolds / Facebook)

Before her death Wednesday, actress Debbie Reynolds reportedly said she missed her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday. Can stress or grief cause death? Local doctors explain what broken heart syndrome is.

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Will 2017 be the year you start exercising regularly or eating healthy? If you’re planning on making such a New Year’s resolution, you might want to bake some immediate rewards into your plan of attack.

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Weathering the cold is especially hard on people who live outside. What’s being done to help the homeless.

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More than half of Chicago-area pharmacies tested failed to alert their customers about serious drug interactions. That’s the finding of a new Chicago Tribune investigation.

Women from Impoverished Neighborhoods at Higher Risk

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A new study reveals a possible link between African-American women who live in impoverished neighborhoods and the chances of developing post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Abuse of opioid-based prescription pain killers, heroin and synthetic substitutes are killing more Americans than ever before. 

State Among the Worst for Excessive Drinking, Air Pollution

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Fewer people are smoking in Illinois than other states but more are drinking excessively, according to a report released Thursday that ranks Illinois as the 26th healthiest in the nation. 

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With temperatures plunging into single digits this week, the city is reminding residents that they can seek refuge in designated warming centers.

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With the continuation of Obamacare now in question, hospitals serving low-income and uninsured populations face a very uncertain future.

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(Courtesy of Dr. Zaher Sahloul)

Two Chicago-area doctors who recently traveled to Aleppo share their stories.