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While it may not feel like it, fall is upon us which means it’s time to harvest those gardens and cook up some new seasonal recipes. We join Chicago chef Rick Bayless in his own garden to harvest and cook up a refreshing fall dish.

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Gardeners know the therapeutic benefits of tending to their flowers, vegetables and fruits. The Julie & Michael Tracey Family Foundation teamed up with organizations to create a therapeutic garden for people with autism. Brandis Friedman has the story.

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We talk with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart. 

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George will participate in a clinical research trial at the University of Chicago Medicine to treat his cancer.

Should GMO Foods Be Labeled?

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As the battle over Genetically Modified foods or GMOs heats up, with bills to require GMO labeling on foods introduced in more than 20 states, including Illinois, we talk to advocates on either side of the issue.

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In the wake of Robin Williams's death, apparently from suicide, we discuss depression with an expert in mental illness.

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Jeanne Nolan spends time in Chicago Tonight’s organic vegetable garden and talks garden tips with Phil Ponce on Chicago Tonight

Toledo Water Issues Lead to Re-Test of Lake Michigan Water

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A toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie put Toledo's drinking water in jeopardy. Could the same thing happen to Lake Michigan and Chicago's water supply? Paris Schutz has the latest.

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The largest Ebola virus outbreak in history is plaguing the western coast of Africa as one American doctor returns home for treatment. With more than 4,000 infected, international organizations are stepping up their response and aid to the affected countries.

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The Chicago Park District has turned to DNA testing to see if dogs are to blame for high E.coli levels. We talk to the head of Chicago's beaches to see if it's safe to swim.

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New research shows one common treatment for high cholesterol may not be worth the risk.

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Jeanne Nolan stops by our studio to talk about our organic vegetable garden and how this summer’s unusual weather has affected gardens.

Lincoln Park Market Releases Cookbook

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We talk Green City Market fresh produce and demo a recipe from the market's new cookbook.

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At 30, Monifa Thomas was a health and medicine reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Not long after she passed a complete physical, Monifa had a stroke and was paralyzed on her right side and had great difficulty speaking. We revisit the story of her recovery, return to her medical beat. 

Chefs Rally Against Antibiotics in Livestock

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Chicago chefs are rallying against the use of antibiotics in livestock. We revisit the discussion we had with our panel about what this means for city consumers and diners.

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Hollye Jacobs was a nurse, social worker and child development specialist, when she found herself moving into the role of a patient. We revisit her journey through surviving breast cancer and her new book, The Silver Lining, a supportive guide to help other cancer survivors. Read book excerpts, view a slideshow, and read an interview with the book's photographer.