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A new treatment for a deadly form of brain cancer is seeing dramatic study results. “When I first started, less than 10 percent of patients with glioblastoma were alive at five years. Now we’re at 12 to 15 percent,” said Roger Stupp, a neuro-oncologist at Northwestern University. 

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Nearly 3 million Americans have celiac disease, and a new study links a common but otherwise harmless virus to the condition.

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Kinder Morgan's former site at 2926 E. 126th St. in Chicago. (Google)

A newly released report shows additional sources of manganese dust on Chicago’s Southeast Side, where residents were already dealing with exposure to manganese and other pollutants. 

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The staggering violence in some Chicago neighborhoods can't be measured by statistics alone. Mental health workers discuss the impact of repeated violence – and how to treat it.

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A look at what’s next for Obamacare and what happened to the Republican bill to replace it.

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(Diedra Laird, MCT Campus)

Candy-flavored e-cigarettes and other sweetened tobacco products threaten to create a new generation of addicted users, warns a new report by five prominent public health organizations.

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Several South and Southwest Side communities lag behind national health and wellness benchmarks, according to a new community health survey.

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Never Go Without Founder Jesseca Rhymes (Courtesy of Rebecca Healy)

For the third consecutive year, Jesseca Rhymes is asking for feminine hygiene products for her birthday. Not for herself but for women experiencing homelessness.

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Experts say proposed cuts to the EPA would affect Chicago communities already impacted by pollution and other environmental threats. (Creative Commons /  © 2013, Jeremy Atherton)

Cuts to the EPA’s budget would affect a disproportionate number of minority and low-income residents in Chicago, experts say. 

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has a new name, a new location and a much larger, state-of-the-art facility that its executives say rivals any other physical rehabilitation center in the world.  

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Chicago’s top public health official said her department will examine an area on the city’s Southeast Side that faces exposure to manganese dust.

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As the Republican replacement for Obamacare faces political backlash, we take a closer look at how the law might change health coverage.

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A coalition of Chicago companies has teamed up to provide free grief and trauma counseling services to people who have lost family members to gun violence.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam indicated he supports the measure although he is concerned about the possible impact of the Medicaid rollback. “The Medicaid question, particularly for Illinois, is very challenging,” he said.

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Colorectal cancer is increasing among younger adults despite an overall decrease in the disease in the U.S., according to a new study.  A local doctor talks about the disease and the importance of screening.

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Manganese is one of the materials processed at a refinery in Worsley, Australia. (Courtesy of South32)

Federal limits for exposure to manganese might not be adequate to protect public health, says a Washington University neurologist.