Chiropractic Neck Manipulations

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February 3, 2014 - Chiropractic Neck Manipulations

Can neck manipulations done by chiropractors lead to strokes? An article published in The Washington Post examines this risk. We discuss the issue. Read an interview.

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Medical Marijuana

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January 27, 2014 - Medical Marijuana

We break down the rules Illinois has outlined for medical marijuana, and some additional restrictions Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Ed Burke would like to impose in Chicago.

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Medicaid Expansion in Illinois

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January 27, 2014 - Medicaid Expansion in Illinois

Illinois is one of 25 states that have chosen to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. We head to DuPage County to check up on the massive changes taking place in the state's health care system.

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Web Extra: Risks & Benefits of E-Cigarettes

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A local doctor weighs in on the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes. Read the interview.

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Local Hospital Notifies Patients of Potential Bacteria Exposure

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January 9, 2014 - Hospital Tied to Bacteria Outbreak

Patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge may have been exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read an article.

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Medical Impact of Extreme Cold

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January 6, 2014 - Medical Impact of Extreme Cold

Hypothermia and frostbite aren’t the only cold-related problems doctors are noticing in local emergency rooms today. We talk with Dr. Michelle Sergel about the weather’s impact on health.

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Petcoke Update

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December 11, 2013 - Petcoke Update

A huge lake freighter pulls up to storage facility along the Calumet River, poised to haul away piles of the controversial petroleum byproduct called "petcoke."  Elizabeth Brackett has the latest details.

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New Cholesterol Risk Calculator Under Pressure

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The risk calculator included in the recently released guidelines for lowering cholesterol have been questioned by a number of leaders in the field of cardiology. We speak with two specialists on different sides of the controversy. Read an interview.

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Clinical Medical Ethics

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November 14, 2013 - Clinical Medical Ethics

The doctor-patient relationship can sometimes become a tricky one, and health care professionals are working towards improving the process and outcome of patient care. What are some of the key issues facing patients, health care professionals and ethics? We talk with Dr. Peter Angelos, the Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

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CountyCare

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January 29, 2014 - CountyCare

Though the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, has only gone into effect this year, some parts of the new law have already gone into effect in Cook County. We take a look at the early Medicaid expansion called CountyCare. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Chicago Pushes For More Vaccine Coverage

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January 27, 2014 - Chicago Pushes For More Vaccine Coverage

The Chicago Department of Public Health is ramping up its campaign to increase teenage HPV vaccination coverage. We talk vaccinations and disease prevention with the agency’s medical director, Dr. Julie Morita. Read an interview and view graphics on HPV.

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Chicago’s Regulation of E-Cigarettes

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January 16, 2014 - Chicago’s Regulation of E-Cigarettes

We speak with medical and policy specialists regarding the City Council ordinance passed Wednesday to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Read an interview.

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New Rules for Petcoke

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January 13, 2014 - New Rules for Petcoke

Gov. Pat Quinn asks for emergency action to protect Illinois residents from petcoke. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Affordable Care Act

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We take a look at how the Affordable Care Act is doing after the first week enrollees are able to use their coverage.

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Petcoke Removed from Calumet River

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December 18, 2013 - Petcoke Removed from Calumet River

Community protest brings results as one company removes its petcoke from a Calumet River storage site. But thousands of tons remain on other sites. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Peter Baker

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December 4, 2013 - Peter Baker

Chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, joins us to check in on fixes to HealthCare.gov and the potential political fallout from the glitches in the 2014 midterms.

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ObamaCare Under Fire

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November 18, 2013 - ObamaCare Under Fire

The Affordable Care Act is under fire from both sides of the political aisle. President Obama apologized for the botched rollout and pledged to correct the problems. So can you keep your policy? And if things don’t improve, could lawmakers repeal ObamaCare?  Our panel has analysis

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