Part 2 of our series examining pollution on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side

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The carefully documented history of manganese emissions in a small Ohio city serves as a warning for those concerned about newly discovered manganese concentrations on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side.

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More than 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. We discuss some of the issues that family and caregivers face.

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Dr. Victoria Brander (Courtesy NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Meet Dr. Victoria Brander, who has been performing hip and knee replacements in countries around the world for more than a decade. 

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S.H. Bell Co., a company linked to potential manganese pollution on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side, said Thursday it is not the sole emitter of manganese dust in the area. 

Part 1 of our series examining pollution on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side

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(Alex Ruppenthal / Chicago Tonight)

For decades, residents on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side lived with clouds of black dust from nearby industrial sites. Now, the community faces a more dangerous pollutant: manganese. 

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Hoping to capitalize on the violence prevention research already being conducted locally, the group hopes to spur new research initiatives and facilitate ongoing community-based violence prevention efforts.

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(Courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar)

The Chicago Department of Public Health recently hired a behavioral health medical director to better address substance use disorders and mental health issues in the city. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar and learn more about her role.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson “felt light-headed” at a Friday morning press conference but did not lose consciousness, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. 

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Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner Dr. Julie Morita and UIC School of Public Health Dean Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf sign an agreement formalizing the yearslong partnership between the two organizations. (UIC School of Public Health)

Wednesday morning officials from the Chicago Department of Public Health and UIC signed an agreement to strengthen and formalize their yearslong partnership. 

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Just hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump delivered on a campaign promise. What are the implications of his executive order?

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For some cancer patients who have run out of treatment options, a nationwide study may be a beacon of hope by providing them with more access to targeted anti-cancer drugs.

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A fresh take on health from the author of a new guide to operating and maintaining your body.

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Meet the doctor picked to lead a long-awaited new trauma center on the South Side.

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As tens of thousands of individuals gear up for the Women’s March on Chicago, a report released by NARAL Pro-Choice America offers insight into one of the event’s focal points: where the country and state stand in terms of reproductive rights.

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Pollution causes 10 million deaths per year, according to an upcoming report written by 50 researchers and policymakers, including Chicago-based energy experts.

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Can an app reduce a person’s depression or anxiety? Or predict when someone might have a manic episode? Researchers from two local universities say yes.