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Sudden cardiac arrest can cause death within minutes. There are no drugs to treat the condition, but researchers are hoping to change that by studying the efficacy of two drugs that could improve survival. 

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Despite documented benefits of breastfeeding, only about half of American mothers breastfeed their infants through the first six months of their life. A new study seeks to find out why. 

Cook County Not Even in Top 50

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DuPage County is the healthiest in the state, according to a recent comprehensive report comparing counties’ health statewide. Cook County doesn't crack the top 50.

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We speak to Mayo Clinic's Dr. Jacqueline Thielen about developments in women's health including some of the best treatment options for menopause.

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We discuss the recent changes in dietary guidelines and how they affect the way we're supposed to eat.

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At 30, Monifa Thomas was a health and medicine reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Not long after she passed a complete physical, Monifa had a stroke and was paralyzed on her right side and had great difficulty speaking. We revisit the story of her recovery and return to her medical beat.

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We revisit a conversation with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart.

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How are Cook County health officials preparing for potential Ebola cases? Paris Schutz has the story.

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During a press conference this afternoon, the CTU announced there will be a temporary changing of the guard at the union while Karen Lewis recovers from what is described as a serious illness. Brandis Friedman has the latest. 

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We explore the latest recommendations from two researchers on the Ebola outbreak. 

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We talk with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart. 

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George will participate in a clinical research trial at the University of Chicago Medicine to treat his cancer.

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New research shows one common treatment for high cholesterol may not be worth the risk.

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At 30, Monifa Thomas was a health and medicine reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Not long after she passed a complete physical, Monifa had a stroke and was paralyzed on her right side and had great difficulty speaking. We revisit the story of her recovery, return to her medical beat. 

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Community health care providers are partnering to integrate primary health care with mental health care for the city's children and teens. We hear from health care providers about the mental health needs of children in the community and how a new model works.

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At 30, Monifa Thomas was a health and medicine reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Not long after she passed a complete physical, Monifa had a stroke and was paralyzed on her right side and had great difficulty speaking. We have the story of her recovery, return to her medical beat.