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As speculation around the Chicago Cubs making a World Series appearance reaches a fever pitch, the Illinois High School Association is proposing pitch count limits for its athletes in an effort to curb throwing-related injuries. 

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The head of the Mayo Clinic sheds light on what he has called “an epidemic of burnout” impacting doctors and undermining patient care.

University of Chicago Study Analyzes Geographical Origins of Seasonal Flu

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A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago analyzes the geographical origins of the seasonal flu.

The changing leaves signal not only the approach of fall but also the flu season. A new study shines a light on where most seasonal flu strains originate each year.

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Nearly 1,200 people are being forced to move from their homes in East Chicago, Indiana, after high levels of lead were found in the soil. WBEZ’s Northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente joins us with the story.

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Childhood bullying can cause female college students the same long-lasting psychological distress as severe childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to a new study. (Twentyfour Students / Flickr)

For female college students, peer victimization appears to inflict the same long-term distress associated with severe childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to a new study.

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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to have family dinners to prevent teen obesity and eating disorders. (Pixabay)

When it comes to preventing teen obesity and eating disorders, parents and health officials should avoid focusing on teens’ weight or diet, according to new guidelines. Healthy eating and lifestyle habits should be encouraged instead.

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A study from Roosevelt University titled, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” analyzes the state’s heroin crisis. One of the report’s co-authors pinpoints Chicago’s West Side as the “epicenter” of the state’s crisis.

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NFL players who had knee surgeries such as ACL reconstruction or patellar tendon repair experienced the most significant decline in performance, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

The Chicago Bears open the season Sunday with several players sidelined by injuries. A new study analyzing common orthopedic surgeries NFL players receive could shed some light onto when fans can expect them back.

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The Cancer Moonshot initiative being led by Vice President Joe Biden aims to accelerate the pace of cancer research and the development of new treatments. We talk to the University of Chicago professor who is a key player in that effort.

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Researchers at the University of Illinois analyzed the long-term effects of chemotherapy on cognition using a rodent model. (Linda Bartlett / Wikimedia Commons)

Breast cancer patients and survivors often report forgetfulness and difficulty focusing after chemotherapy. A recent study analyzes these symptoms, commonly referred to as “chemo brain.”

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Helping patients recover from gunshot wounds is just one part of a new violence-prevention program at Stroger Hospital. A look at how workers are going above and beyond the bedside.

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It's been a spectacular growing season in the WTTW garden. Jeanne Nolan, the Organic Gardener, joins us with tips for harvesting and preparing some of our crops, including corn, tomatoes, Mexican sour gherkins, red noodle beans and neon eggplant.

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Average monthly emergency department visits increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after Obamacare’s launch, even though the state’s population remained unchanged. (KOMUnews / Eric Staszczak via Flickr)

Visits to emergency rooms increased in the state following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study.

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As public outcry over the cost of EpiPen continues, Mylan announces it will create a generic version of the brand name life-saving drug.(Intropin via Wikimedia Commons)

The maker of the EpiPen announced Monday it will create a generic version of the life-saving drug at half the cost of the brand name. But a local allergist is skeptical about how much that will help.

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Chicago's first Protected Bike Lane on Kinzie Street. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)

Four cyclists have been killed this summer in Chicago. Wednesday night, another was struck in a hit-and-run in the Loop. Join us for a discussion on bike safety with the advocacy director for the  Active Transportation Alliance.

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Practicing mindfulness exercises can alleviate symptoms of depression and stress experienced by disadvantaged women, according to a recent study. (Dave Rosenblum / Flickr)

Practicing mindfulness exercises like yoga and meditation can alleviate symptoms of depression and stress among disadvantaged women, according to a recent study.