Blood Test Can Diagnose Teen Depression

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Blood Test Can Diagnose Teen Depression

A new blood test could diagnose depression in teens. The co-author of a new study tells us how her research could cut down the disease's social stigma.

 

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Doctors Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients

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Doctors Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients

Is your doctor ordering unnecessary tests? Are there always benefits to all the medical tests patients get? We take a look.

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Autism Awareness

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Autism Awareness

Autism rates have dramatically increased over the past 10 years. Why the jump? And why are boys more susceptible to autism? We take a look.

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Final Day of Supreme Court Health Care Hearing

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Final Day of Supreme Court Health Care Hearing

After three days of arguments, the fate of President Obama's health care law is now in the hands of the Supreme Court Justices. Will it be struck down? Carol Marin and her legal experts analyze the issue.

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Health Care Reform

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Health Care Reform

The health care law is put to the test at the U.S. Supreme Court. We get a preview of what's at stake.

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Wrestling Coach Mike Powell

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Wrestling Coach Mike Powell

A former All-American wrestler turned suburban wrestling coach must tell his students that he now faces his toughest match.

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Transgender and Behind Bars

Collaborative policy addresses unique needs of "vulnerable population"

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No one questions Mimi on the street about her appearance, she says, but there is an exception -- when she has to show her I.D. Mimi says she committed Medicaid fraud to hide her identity, but now she sits in Cook County Jail. A post-operative transsexual, Mimi is considered at-risk in jail.

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Gender Identity & Children

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Gender Identity & Children

Children's Memorial Hospital is considering starting a clinic to serve kids who feel they were born the wrong gender. We talk with a doctor at the hospital who's pushing for this to happen.

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Mayo Clinic's Heart Health Tips

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Mayo Clinic's Heart Health Tips

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. We talk with Dr. Martha Grogan, the medical editor of a new book about heart health from the Mayo Clinic. 

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Dr. Terry Mason

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Dr. Terry Mason

Cook County's chief medical officer joins us to talk about the county's STD testing initiative, and more health stories. 

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Cook County's New Wellness Program

Preckwinkle on "Spring Into Health!"

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Cook County's New Wellness Program

An employee wellness program, a contentious county jail contract and a face-off over county road funding. We talk to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle about these issues and more.

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Viewer Mail: 3/29

Health Care Law

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Viewer Mail: 3/29

If the Supreme Court finds that the government cannot mandate the purchase of health insurance, would that affect the mandatory Illinois auto insurance law? We have your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Suicide Crisis in Lake Forest

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Suicide Crisis in Lake Forest

In suburban Lake Forest, questions surround the deaths of three teenagers -- all of them apparent suicides. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel have more on the startling number of recent suicides.

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When She Chose Life

Web-Exclusive Video: Esther Cepeda shares difficult decision

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When She Chose Life

Esther Cepeda's column sheds light on women's health care issues. Phil Ponce talks to Cepeda in a web-exclusive interview.

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Physician for Transgender Inmates at Cook County Jail

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Physician for Transgender Inmates at Cook County Jail

Dr. Kameron Matthews, the primary care physician to all transgender inmates at Cook County Jail, joins us to talk about the transgender policies at Cook County Jail.

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Viewer Mail: 2/23

Gender Identity & Children

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Viewer Mail: 2/23

We asked what you thought about children under age 18 being allowed to undergo sex-changing treatments. We hear what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Barefoot Running

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Barefoot Running

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

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