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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Flu Outbreak

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January 09, 2013 - Flu Outbreak

Eleven area hospitals have been swamped with patients with the flu and flu-like symptoms. We get the latest on the outbreak from the Chicago Department of Public Health’s medical director.

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A Healthy Chicago For LGBT Youth

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January 02, 2013 - A Healthy Chicago For LGBT Youth

A new study on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth zeros in on a number of health issues. We hear from one of the authors, and some young people.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

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December 13, 2012 - Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treatments

A new drug shows promise in the treatment of social withdrawal for people with Fragile X syndrome, and potentially for autism patients.

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Veteran Health Care Reporter on Improving the System

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October 31, 2012 - Veteran Health Care Reporter on System

Has the conversation about health care gotten too politicized for real reform to happen? We talk with the former Medical Editor for ABC News on how to improve health care in America.

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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October 09, 2012 - Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

A tainted steroid pain injection leads to a fungal meningitis outbreak, with eight deaths nationwide. We learn more about the fatal disease.

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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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2013 Sets Stage for Affordable Care Act

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January 7, 2013 - 2013 Sets Stage for Affordable Care Act

Illinois is racing against the clock to implement the new health care law. We talk about the changes heading our way.

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Staying On A Diet Plan with Dr. Ian K. Smith

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December 20, 2012 - Staying On A Diet with Dr. Ian K. Smith

Dr. Ian Smith joins us with tips on losing those extra holiday pounds.

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Diabetes Education

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November 14, 2012 - Diabetes Education

A door-to-door diabetes education campaign in two of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods is resulting in some surprising finds and encouraging outcomes.

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Adolescent Depression

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October 10, 2012 - Adolescent Depression

Depression affects 1 in 20 teens. How can adults identify the difference between normal teenage moods and a medical illness? The director of an adolescent depression program joins us to talk about prevention and treatment.

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