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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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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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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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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