Health & Fitness

State Health Department: 4th Vaping-Related Death Reported

CBS Chicago (Health) 11/15 8:37A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) A fourth Illinois resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping-related lung injury. The Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold on Thursday declined to give the age of the victim or the time or location of...

House Approves Cap On Insulin Costs, Plan Returns To Senate

CBS Chicago (Health) 11/14 7:47A Health – CBS Chicago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Illinois House has approved legislation to cap the amount diabetes patients must pay for insulin to $100 a month. The vote Wednesday to answer skyrocketing prescription insulin costs was 100-13. The Senate has approved...

Abbott Labs Scientists Discover New Strain Of HIV

CBS Chicago (Health) 11/6 2:33P Health – CBS Chicago
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) Abbott Labs announced Wednesday that a team of its scientists have discovered a new subtype of HIV. The new subtype is called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L, the North Chicago-based biotech company announced. Since the global...

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1B, stepping back into wearables

CBS Chicago (Health) 11/1 7:14A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) Google is buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion, enabling the internet company to step back into the hotly contested market for smartwatches and health trackers. Fitbit is a pioneer in wearable...

3rd Vaping Death Reported In Illinois

CBS Chicago (Health) 10/31 9:25A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)   A third person in Illinois has died as a result of a vaping-related illness, according to state health department. The person, who has not yet been identified, was recently hospitalized with what the Illinois Department of Public...

Walgreens To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes In Its 9,500 US Stores

CBS Chicago (Health) 10/7 11:42A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at...

Map Showing Impacted Areas For Marijuana Licenses Released

CBS Chicago (Health) 10/1 8:01A Health – CBS Chicago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials have identified areas of Illinois where applicants to grow and sell marijuana legally would get preference under the law s social equity provision. Gov. JB Pritzker s administration released a map showing...

CVS Stops Sale Of Heartburn Drugs With Suspect Contaminant

CBS Chicago (Health) 10/1 5:44A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) CVS has halted sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It s the latest precautionary move by retailers and manufacturers...

The Beyond Meat Burger Is Coming To McDonald’s

CBS Chicago (Health) 9/26 12:16P Health – CBS Chicago
(CBS/CNN) McDonald s  will begin testing a Beyond Meat burger, giving the plant-based meat craze a major endorsement. The P.L.T. (plant, lettuce, tomato) burger will go on sale in 28 McDonald s locations in Southwestern Ontario, including Canada...

Walmart Will Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

CBS Chicago (Health) 9/20 7:44A Health – CBS Chicago
(CNN) Walmart said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows. The decision from America s largest retailer may influence other stores and marks a significant blow to the vaping industry. Given the...
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