CDC: 1 in 4 Cardiovascular Deaths Avoidable

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September 4, 2013 -CDC: 1 in 4 Cardiovascular Deaths Avoidab

According to new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four cardiovascular deaths – that is, 200,000 of 800,000 – are completely preventable. What more can be done to save these lives? We gather some leading experts for a frank assessment of heart disease in America. View graphs of data on heart disease.

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Children's Gender Clinic

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August 29, 2013 - Children's Gender Clinic

We revisit a story about two families and the medical director at a burgeoning new clinic for kids questioning their gender at Lurie Children's Hospital. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Learning to Talk About Death

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August 13, 2013 - Learning to Talk About Death

End-of-life decisions are deeply difficult to make. That’s why Dr. Mary Mulcahy and Chicago journalist Randi Belisomo are trying to get more people to have these conversations preemptively. They join us to discuss Life Matters Media, their new initiative to get people to talk more openly about death. Read an article and watch a video essay.

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Early Signs of Alzheimer's

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August 1, 2013 - Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Could patients complaining of early signs of dementia be right -- even if tests say they're perfectly normal? We have some of the latest Alzheimer's research, including "subjective cognitive decline," when people sense that their memory is failing, even when no one else can notice a difference. Read an article.

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Toxic Food Additive?

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July 8, 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. Read an article about carrageenan.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Human Gene Patent

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June 13, 2013 - Supreme Court Rules Against Gene Patent

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes are off-limits for patent protection. Read the full opinion, and a Q&A with a bioethics professor about the impact of the ruling on the medical community.

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Web Extra: Teen Pregnancy Ad Campaign Q&A

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We spoke with Sara Schwarzbaum, professor in the family counseling department at Northeastern Illinois University and founder of Couples Counseling Associates in Chicago, to get her thoughts on the impact of the ad campaign featuring pregnant boys.

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Breast Cancer Debate

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May 15, 2013 - Breast Cancer Debate

Angelina Jolie sparks a national conversation about breast cancer treatment. We take a look at some options available for women.

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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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Lyme Disease

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September 3, 2013 - Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is on the rise across the nation and state. We talk with a panel of experts about its prevalence in the Chicago area, and how you can prevent infections. Read a fact sheet about symptoms and prevention.

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Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

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August 26, 2013 - Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

In Expecting Better, University of Chicago economics professor Emily Oster argues that much of the conventional wisdom about pregnancy isn’t supported by data. She joins us to pinpoint the most egregious myths. Read an excerpt.

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Wicker Park Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens

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August 7, 2013 - Wicker Park Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens

Less than a week after medical marijuana became legal in Illinois, the first clinic opens in Chicago. But it's still going to be a while before patients get their prescriptions filled.  Eddie Arruza has the details.

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Employer Health Care Mandate Delayed

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July 8, 2013 - Employer Health Care Mandate Delayed

The Obama administration has delayed a portion of the Affordable Care Act, which will extend the deadline for employer mandated health care to 2015. Bruce Japsen, a health care reporter for Forbes, joins us to break down the employer mandate and explain the implication of the extension. Read a Q&A.

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"How We Do It"

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June 19, 2013 - "How We Do It"

A new book called How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction explores the science of sex and childbirth. Read an excerpt.

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Pregnant Boys? New Transit Ads Spark Dialogue

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May 29, 2013 - Pregnant Boys? New Transit Ads Spark Dialogue

A new ad campaign is turning heads and raising eyebrows. We talk with the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health about this new effort to highlight teen pregnancy.

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Merits of Medical Marijuana

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May 20, 2013 - Merits of Medical Marijuana

With a medical marijuana bill on the governor's desk, we hear more about what diseases it can treat and the chemistry behind how it works. 

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Health Care Reform Coming This Fall

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May 9, 2013 - Health Care Reform Coming This Fall

The most sweeping provisions of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, kick in this fall. As states scramble to get ready, we tell you how Illinois is preparing, and what you need to know even if you have health insurance.

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