Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria

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January 15, 2013 -Groundbreaking Research on Bacteria

Could the secret to good health and combating disease rest in the gut? In tonight's Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi tells us about an unusual procedure that could provide some answers.

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Flu Outbreak

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January 09, 2013 - Flu Outbreak

Eleven area hospitals have been swamped with patients with the flu and flu-like symptoms. We get the latest on the outbreak from the Chicago Department of Public Health’s medical director.

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A Healthy Chicago For LGBT Youth

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January 02, 2013 - A Healthy Chicago For LGBT Youth

A new study on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth zeros in on a number of health issues. We hear from one of the authors, and some young people.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

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December 13, 2012 - Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treatments

A new drug shows promise in the treatment of social withdrawal for people with Fragile X syndrome, and potentially for autism patients.

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Veteran Health Care Reporter on Improving the System

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October 31, 2012 - Veteran Health Care Reporter on System

Has the conversation about health care gotten too politicized for real reform to happen? We talk with the former Medical Editor for ABC News on how to improve health care in America.

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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October 09, 2012 - Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

A tainted steroid pain injection leads to a fungal meningitis outbreak, with eight deaths nationwide. We learn more about the fatal disease.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

A new drug shows promise in the treatment of social withdrawal for people with Fragile X syndrome, and potentially for autism patients.

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Laura Berman Goes Bald

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Laura Berman Goes Bald

Sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman tells us why she feels empowered after going bald for cancer treatment.

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Viewer Mail: 8/9

Prentice Women's Hospital

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Viewer Mail: 8/9

We asked if you thought the old Prentice Women's Hospital should be saved or torn down. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

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Fecal Microbiota Tranplants

Q&A with Dr. Stacy Kahn

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Chicago Tonight spoke with Dr. Stacy Kahn, who specializes in the treatment of digestive diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, about Fecal Microbiota Tranplants.

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2013 Sets Stage for Affordable Care Act

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January 7, 2013 - 2013 Sets Stage for Affordable Care Act

Illinois is racing against the clock to implement the new health care law. We talk about the changes heading our way.

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Staying On A Diet Plan with Dr. Ian K. Smith

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December 20, 2012 - Staying On A Diet with Dr. Ian K. Smith

Dr. Ian Smith joins us with tips on losing those extra holiday pounds.

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Diabetes Education

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November 14, 2012 - Diabetes Education

A door-to-door diabetes education campaign in two of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods is resulting in some surprising finds and encouraging outcomes.

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Adolescent Depression

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October 10, 2012 - Adolescent Depression

Depression affects 1 in 20 teens. How can adults identify the difference between normal teenage moods and a medical illness? The director of an adolescent depression program joins us to talk about prevention and treatment.

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Preventing Colon Cancer

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October 02, 2012 - Preventing Colon Cancer

Experts say one of the deadliest cancers in Illinois doesn’t have to be. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.

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Legionnaires' Disease Surfaces at Chicago Hotel

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Legionnaires' Disease Surfaces at Chicago Hotel

Thousands who stayed at a downtown hotel may have been exposed to Legionnaires' disease. We have details about this potentially deadly disease, and what hotels can do to help prevent outbreaks.

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Prison SMART

Yoga Comes to Cook County Jail

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Prison SMART

Yoga and meditation come to Cook County Jail's Boot Camp. We take another look.

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