Health – CBS Chicago
13 Nov 2016

Health – CBS Chicago

  • What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Phyllis (Vol. 3)
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:06:16 +0000
    (Image Credit: Thinkstock)Get What's Yours For Medicare Author Phillip Moeller warns of common but costly Medicare mistakes in the final of this three-part series.
  • Allergic To Cats? A New Chicago Study Could Have You Purring
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 04:00:43 +0000
    cat_in_suitcase_-_thinkstock.jpgCBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports a new study underway in Chicago may help end the sneezing and wheezing for good.
  • Chicago Cubs Offering A ‘Doctor’s Note’ For Fans
    Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:43:57 +0000
    (Getty Images)The Chicago Cubs have got your back, Cubs fans.
  • Officials Celebrate New Mental Health Clinic In Roseland
    Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:19:55 +0000
    Cook County government seal (CBS)The new Community Triage Center at 115th Street and Indiana Avenue will provide services for people who are at risk of going to jail because of a mental health condition or substance abuse problem.
  • ‘Affordable’ Care Act? Some Obamacare Enrollees Disagree, With Rise In Premiums
    Tue, 01 Nov 2016 02:55:06 +0000
    Melissa Iusco reads to her 3-year-old child, Gavin. (CBS)The Obama administration has announced double digit-increases in the Affordable Care Act premiums. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey talks with a Chicago family that depends on the health insurance.
  • What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Carol (Vol. 2)
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:17:38 +0000
    (Image Credit: Thinkstock)Get What's Yours For Medicare Author Phillip Moeller warns of common but costly Medicare mistakes in the second of this three-part series.
  • CPD Officer Saves Unconscious 3-Year-Old With CPR
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:19:22 +0000
    (Credit: Chicago police officer, just 16 months with the department, is credited Thursday with helping save the life of a 3-year-old boy in Chicago's West Side.
  • Rush University Medical Center Unveils Specialized Stroke Ambulance
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:50:21 +0000
    Rush University Medical Center will soon begin operating this Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit to more quickly diagnose and begin treatment of strokes. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)The specialized ambulance has a CT scan machine and anti-stroke medications inside. That allows a stroke diagnosis on-the-scene and treatment to begin right away.
  • Chicago Doctors Studying Human Body By Giving Mummy Digital Autopsy
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:30:10 +0000
    A 2800-year-old mummy that's been in storage for years has been in the collection of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute for more than a century. But today it's being CT scanned for the first time ever. | CBS 2 ChicagoDoctors in Chicago are turning to a female mummy to answer some questions, but they're doing so digitally.
  • What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Glen (Vol. 1)
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:21:08 +0000
    (Image Credit: Thinkstock)Get What's Yours For Medicare Author Phillip Moeller warns of common but costly Medicare mistakes in the first of this three-part series.
  • Illinois Twins Conjoined At Head Separated After Surgery In NY
    Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:05:37 +0000
    Jadon and Anais McDonald were born conjoined at the top of their heads. (Source: Facebook)Baby brothers from Illinois who were born conjoined at the top of their heads face a long road to recovery after they were separated by surgeons in New York overnight.
  • Study Reveals 2016 Presidential Election Causing People Stress and Illness
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:17:58 +0000
    Donald Trump, left, and Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail on Labor Day. (CBS; Getty Images)Researched showed Thursday that the 2016 Presidential Election can be causing people headaches and illness.
  • 2 Investigators: Patient, 77, Waits — And Waits — For Her Medical Marijuana Card
    Sat, 08 Oct 2016 03:10:15 +0000
    Mary Dal Pino (CBS)Do Illinois patients have too many hoops to jump through? CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
  • Loyola Plans “Big Saves” Reunion For Former Trauma Center Patients
    Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:46:12 +0000
    Doctor GenericA Loyola University Medical Center spokeswoman said those invited to the "Big Saves" reunion have “cheated death” and are in an elite club they never would have wanted to be in.
  • New Procedure Gives ‘Lift’ To Enlarged Prostates
    Fri, 07 Oct 2016 03:22:57 +0000
    A piece of the "Urolift" implant. (CBS)The Urolift is billed as a minimally invasive alternative to other treatments and surgeries. CBS 2's Lionel Moise reports.
  • Illinois Marijuana Sales Top $20M Since Program Began
    Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:32:05 +0000
    A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)Medical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.
  • New Medical Marijuana Patch Fights Pain
    Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:54:09 +0000
    A new patch, to fight pain. It's the latest product being rolled out at the states medical marijuana dispensaries. | CBS ChicagoExperts say it all starts with a conversation with your doctor to find out if you're eligible for treatment.
  • Here’s How To Encourage Healthy Eating Habits In Your Kids
    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:14:06 +0000
    healthy-habits-for-kidsMeet Elena Marre, who founded The Kids' Table, a cooking school in Chicago that holds classes for kids and families, starting at 2-years-old.
  • Madigan Files Suit Against Drug Company Over Blocking Generics
    Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:03:39 +0000
    A prescription for Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed an antitrust lawsuit Friday against Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceutical, now known as Indivior, alleging that they attempted to alter one of their drugs in a scheme to block generic competitors.
  • Chicago Vets Seeing More Cases Of Potentially Fatal Dog Disease
    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:00:17 +0000
    Oliver the dog was almost killed by a disease found on common sidewalks. (CBS)Humans can also be affected if their pets get sick, CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
  • Campus Sexual Assault: Two Survivors’ Stories
    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:02:24 +0000
    Emagin Tanaschuk, left, Hailey Rial (CBS)Away from home their first year on campus, two college freshmen never thought they would become the faces of a national epidemic. CBS 2's Irika Sargent reports.
  • Loyola Medicine Opens New Program For Concussed Athletes
    Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:28:04 +0000
    ConcussionLoyola University Medical Center hopes to make concussion examinations an easier process with a new program.
  • U Of C Breaks Ground On Trauma Center Activists Have Long Demanded
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:39:57 +0000
    This is what the future trauma center at the University of Chicago medical center will look like. (University of Chicago Medicine)After years of protest, the University of Chicago listened. A grieving mother is grateful. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
  • Drug To Prevent Migraines Being Researched By Chicago Doctor
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:16:52 +0000
    ALD403, a drug to prevent migraines, is undergoing clinical trials. (Credit: CBS)It can strike quick and leave you unable to do anything, sometimes for days. Migraines debilitate more than 33 million people nationwide. Now a new clinical study is showing positive results in preventing them.
  • Cook County’s Trauma Center Marks 50th Anniversary
    Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:45:25 +0000
    Cook County's trauma center began in 1966 at the old county hospital. (CBS)The concept: Treat traumatically injured patients immediately with a team of specialists --- doctors, nurses, surgeons -- who remain their medical team through recovery.
  • Chicago Woman Tested For Zika; Left With Huge Doctor Bill
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 02:29:39 +0000
    (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)Debra Glitter estimates she now owes more than $6,000.
  • Surging Prices For EpiPens Worry Allergy Sufferers
    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:24:32 +0000
    Schools can now stock "epipens" for food-allergy emergencies. (CBS)Recent reports about the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens – injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions or allergy attacks – has the people who rely on them getting worried.
  • Nurse Returns To Work At Hospital That Saved Her Life
    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:43:34 +0000
    thumbnail_IMG_1091A woman is reunited with doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center who saved her life 10 years ago. Now, she's a nurse there.
  • Joliet Woman Tangles With Rabid Bat In Her Kitchen
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:53:12 +0000
    Brown bat (Chicago Sun-Times file photo)At first, Sandra Jimenez thought it was a bird. It was no bird. CBS 2's Jim Williams talks with experts about the dangers of rabid bats.
  • Pregnant Florida Woman Relocates To Illinois Amid Zika Scare
    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:56:46 +0000
    Christina Frigo (CBS)Once Zika started popping up in her zip code, Christina Frigo wasn’t taking any chances. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
  • New Law Sets Training Standards For Alzheimer’s Caregivers
    Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:39:08 +0000
    Alzheimer's DiseaseGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that sets training standards for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer's disease.
  • East Chicago Students Make Move To New Building Over Lead Concerns
    Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:44:33 +0000
    The West Side Middle School building in East Chicago, recently mothballed, has become the new home for Carrie Gosch Elementary School, which is closed for the school year due to lead contamination that has affected the school grounds. (Credit: CBS)Monday is the first day of classes for hundreds of students in East Chicago, Indiana, but they won’t be going to their school, due to lead contamination on their campus.
  • Indiana Lawmaker: East Chicago Lead Problem Mirrors Flint Crisis
    Sat, 13 Aug 2016 22:17:39 +0000
    East Chicago residents listen to officials at a meeting about the lead contamination at West Calumet Housing Complex. (CBS)Saturday, hundreds of residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex showed up to a meeting to find out what happens next.
  • Walgreens Launches Program For Safe Disposal Of Medication
    Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:38:02 +0000
    Walgreens has installed safe medication diposal kiosks at more than 500 stores nationwide. (Source: Walgreens)There are now 45 sites across Illinois where people can discard of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and other controlled substances.
  • West Side Activists Push For Special Tax To Fund Mental Health Center
    Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:53:03 +0000
    Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers have gathered more than 10,000 signatures on petitions supporting a special property tax to fund a mental health center on the West Side. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)It’s not every day that homeowners agree to raise their own property taxes, especially when they’re not affluent, but a large group of West Side residents have done just that to pay for a new mental health facility.
  • Many Of Chicago’s Public Swimming Pools Haven’t Been Tested Yet
    Fri, 05 Aug 2016 03:20:56 +0000
    Chicago Park District swimming pool. (CBS)CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports on possible problems at the sites.
  • Three Pregnant Women In Illinois Have Zika Virus
    Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:45:20 +0000
    (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)As has been widely reported, the Zika virus has been linked to birth defects.
  • City Seeking Volunteers To Test For Lead While Replacing Water Mains
    Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:56:44 +0000
    (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)The city of Chicago is looking for volunteers who want their water tested for lead, but for this testing, don't call the city, the city will call you.
  • Mississippi Boy Commutes To Chicago For Treatment
    Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:56:06 +0000
    Dr. Craig Langman, left, talks with patient Levi Krystosek. (CBS)Levi Krystosek has an extraordinarily rare condition. Chicago happens to be home to an expert. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
  • Feds Issue Florida Travel Warning For Pregnant Women
    Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:55:56 +0000
    (CBS)There are 14 Zika cases -- 12 men, two women -- diagnosed in a one square mile area north of downtown Miami.