Toxic Food Additive?

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May 7, 2013 - Toxic Food Additive?

A food additive that has been used for decades is stirring up controversy. We talk with a Chicago researcher who is in the midst of clinical trials to uncover its potential hazards. Ash-har Quraishi has the story in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Sacred Heart Hospital Scandal

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April 17, 2013 - Sacred Heart Hospital Scandal

Federal authorities raid Sacred Heart Hospital, arresting four doctors and two executives for what authorities called a "far-reaching" Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme that included unnecessary, invasive and deadly medical procedures. We have the latest.

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Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria

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March 27, 2013 - Groundbreaking Research Bacteria

Could the secret to good health and combating disease rest in the gut? We revisit Ash-har Quraishi's story about an unusual procedure that could provide some answers.

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Killing Cancer

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March 18, 2013 - Killing Cancer

Changing the way medicine targets cancer. Could doctors one day kill cancer cells without the use of drugs or chemotherapy? Ash-har Quraishi spotlights some promising research in tonight's edition of Scientific Chicago.

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Barefoot Running

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February 21, 2013 - Barefoot Running

A barefoot runner makes the case for leaving your shoes at home -- even in the winter.

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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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Live Healthy Longer

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May 1, 2013 - Live Healthy Longer

Is there a secret to living longer and healthier? We talk with The Buck Institute for Research on Aging's CEO.

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Children’s Gender Clinic

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April 11, 2013 - Children’s Gender Clinic

We meet two families and the medical director at a burgeoning new clinic for kids questioning their gender at Lurie Children's Hospital.

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Can Moms Break the Cycle of Poverty?

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March 20, 2013 - Can Moms Break the Cycle of Poverty?

Is coaching new moms a cost-effective way to fight poverty? We delve into a program that's producing surprising results across Illinois.

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Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

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February 28, 2013 - Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

Elizabeth Brackett takes a look at gun violence through the lens of the public health system rather than the criminal justice system.

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Burke Proposes Energy Drink Ban

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January 22, 2013 - Burke Proposes Energy Drink Ban

Ald. Ed Burke (14th) wants to ban high-caffeine energy drinks citywide. We have more on the science behind the health risk.

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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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