Health & Fitness

Doctor: Kids At Higher Risk For Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke

CBS Chicago (Health) 7/19 8:42A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)   With temperatures rising, children and the elderly are at a higher risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke than the general population and precautions need to be taken before they go outside. Dr. Marcelo Malakooti is a pediatrician...

Extreme Heat Can Be Dangerous For Young People In Cars

CBS Chicago (Health) 7/19 6:18A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)   The intense heat poses a big risk to young passengers inside cars already this year, 21 kids in the U.S. who have been left in a hot car have died. But on extremely hot days, the danger increases exponentially. A car s temperature...

Giving The Gift Of Life

CBS Chicago (Health) 7/1 1:58P Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)   Two sisters giving the gift of life leading to a day of smiles, hugs and hope. Sisters Hannah and Bethany Goralski decided to donate a kidney to a complete stranger back in March, in memory of their father who died of Crohn s...

Prosecutors: No Criminal Charges In Illinois Ammonia Leak

CBS Chicago (Health) 6/26 6:23A Health – CBS Chicago
WAUKGAN, Ill. (AP) Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they won t file criminal charges in connection with an April anhydrous ammonia leak that sickened more than 40 people, including first...

CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

CBS Chicago (Health) 6/4 4:31A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years...

Recreational Marijuana To Be Legal In Illinois

CBS Chicago (Health) 5/31 10:14A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Illinois. On Friday state lawmakers made it a reality. It goes into effect January 1. State representatives voted 66 to 47 in favor of legalization, two days after the Senate passed the...

BREAKING: Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana In Illinois

CBS Chicago (Health) 5/31 8:31A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)   For the first time in the history of the state, recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois. With a vote of 66-47, the bill now heads to Governor JB Pritzker s desk. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) received final...

OK To Smoke, Not To Grow? States Wrestle With Homegrown Pot

CBS Chicago (Health) 5/29 9:53A Health – CBS Chicago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a potential snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use. The 10 states that have...

Alex Trebek Shares ‘Mind-Boggling’ Pancreatic Cancer Update

CBS Chicago (Health) 5/29 7:29A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) — Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he s in near remission of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is kind of mind-boggling. The 78-year-old TV personality...
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