Health & Fitness

Travelers From China Concerned About Coronavirus As They Come Into O’Hare

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/22 12:02P Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) New efforts have begun in the interest of containing the spread of the frightening new coronavirus strain. The Chinese city of Wuhan where the outbreak started, population 11 million, is shutting down outbound flights and trains....

Chicago’s O’Hare To Begin Testing For Coronavirus

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/21 11:43A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) The race to contain the spread of a deadly strain of coronavirus. Passengers arriving at Chicago s O Hare Airport will be screened for the virus. For the first time, an American has been diagnosed with the illness. CBS 2 s Jim...

3 Legionnaires’ Cases Reported At Carol Stream Retirement Community

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/18 4:48A Health – CBS Chicago
CAROL STREAM, Ill. (CBS) DuPage County officials announced Saturday that they are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease that have occurred since May of last year in a Carol Stream retirement community. The Legionnaires’ cases have...

Legionnaires’ Disease Reported At Bolingbrook Senior Center

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/16 5:24A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) The Will County Health Department is investigating a health care-associated case of Legionnaires disease at a Bolingbrook senior center. Both the WCHD and the Illinois Department of Public Health are working to get more information...

Chicago Child Is First Flu Death In Illinois

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/9 12:21P Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) The flu claims its first young victim in Chicago. Doctors are now looking into that case and the alarming problem the virus can cause for children. CBS 2 s Jeremy Ross has the story from Rush Medical Center. Doctors are seeing a lot...

Pharmacies: Prescribers Bear Responsibility In Opioid Crisis

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/7 6:13A Health – CBS Chicago
(AP) — Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those...

Illinois Secretary Of State: Don’t Drive While High

CBS Chicago (Health) 1/3 8:40A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois , Secretary of State Jesse White warns motorists not to drive if they re using pot. If you choose to use marijuana or consume alcohol, take public transportation, a cab or a ride...

Another Case Of Legionnaires’ At Quincy Veterans’ Home

CBS Chicago (Health) 12/31 2:29P Health – CBS Chicago
QUINCY, Ill. (CBS) Another case of Legionnaires’ disease has turned up at the troubled Illinois veterans’ home in Quincy. CBS 2 is told the resident is recovering. The State of Illinois has spent more than $6 million upgrading the Quincy home’s...

Influenza Type B, Usually Seen Late In Season, Is Making Early Appearance

CBS Chicago (Health) 12/30 11:17A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) The flu season in Chicago is starting with a twist. As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported Monday, a certain type of influenza virus that we usually see near the end of the season is making a surprise early appearance. We are...

CDC Warns Of Bacterial Infections Spread By Puppies

CBS Chicago (Health) 12/19 11:47A Health – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) You can’t help but feel your heart melt when you look at the adorable face of a puppy – but this week, news emerged that some puppies may be infectious. As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported Thursday afternoon, the Centers for Disease...
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