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Lace up your running shoes and kick off your weekend on the right foot this fall with a morning community run. Get the full 'Go Run schedule.

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Medical professionals learn how to use the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit, which has several packets to collect evidence from a suspect and a patient of a sexual assault case. (Sgt. Rebecca Linder / Wikimedia Commons)

A yearlong review of the state's response to reports of sexual assault has resulted in a new law that aims to improve the process of investigation and offer better support for survivors.

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A growing number of health insurance companies are pulling out of Obamacare. Checking out the latest on the Affordable Care Act.  

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(C. Todd Lopez / United States Army via Wikimedia Commons)

New health insurance rules surrounding prescription drugs could make treatment for some patients more simple. Find out what step therapy is and what the changes could mean.

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Throughout the month of August, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health are encouraging parents and guardians statewide to get their children’s vaccinations up to date before the first day of class. (Jessica R. Vargas/Wikimedia Commons)

With less than a month before school is back in session across Illinois, parents and guardians are encouraged to get their children up to date on their immunizations soon or face a possible school suspension.

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Michael Phelps celebrates after completing the 200-meter butterfly in Rio. (Michael Phelps / Facebook)

Michael Phelps is making a splash at the 2016 Olympics for his performance–and his appearance. A local physical therapist explains why he’s covered with bruises.

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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

Three street gangs have allegedly vowed to target cops in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Paul O'Neal. We talk with the member of Congress who represents the area where O'Neal was shot.

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The city of Chicago expands testing for lead in the water supply. Find out what you can do to make sure your drinking water is safe.

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(Credit: HealthCare.gov)

Monday’s release of proposed 2017 health insurance premium rate increases for coverage offered through the state’s Obamacare exchange induced sticker shock among some industry experts, with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois seeking increases from 23 to 45 percent for its individual health care plans.

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Important research is happening locally and across the country in an attempt to control the Zika virus.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ratings of hospitals.(Credit: Northwestern Medicine)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago rank among the top hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of hospitals.

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Jeanne Nolan, the Organic Gardener

The WTTW organic garden is growing at an astonishing pace, with sweet corn towering over the plot and many vegetables ready for the grill. But if your own garden–like ours–is looking a little too lush, not to worry: There are easy ways to tame it, says Jeanne Nolan, the Organic Gardener.

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A smog-filled day in Chicago in 2009. (Owen Clay / Flickr)

In response to the National Weather Service’s air quality alert, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has declared an Air Pollution Action Day for the Chicago area on Wednesday.

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Coasts performs at Lollapalloza in 2015. (CestLaVibe.com / Flickr)

With an estimated 300,000 attendees of the marquee music fest expected this weekend, Illinois medical officials are preparing for an influx of patients.

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A recent study by Northwestern Medicine revealed 40 percent of the top sunscreen products on Amazon did not meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommended guidelines. (Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr)

Headed to the beach? You might want to take a closer look at your sunscreen before you it layer it on—it might not be providing as much protection as you need.

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(Fancibaer / Wikimedia Commons)

As extreme heat makes its way to Chicago, learn how to keep your pets safe.