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Dr. Mona: Kids and codeine

Dr. Mona joined us on FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about what codeine is used for in children and why it may be dangerous.
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Drug samples may lead to more expensive prescriptions

Have you ever received free samples of medication at your doctor's office? Dr. Mona Khanna talks about an eye-opening study about how doctors are influenced to prescribe expensive medication. More>>

Dr. Mona: How to prevent marathon injuries

If you are inspired to run a marathon, 5K or any other race, there are some precautions you must take to minimize getting injured. Dr. Mona offered some great tips on how to stay healthy on FOX 32 News at Noon. More>>

Dr. Mona: Preeclampsia

Dr. Mona visited FOX 32 News to talk about how pregnant women can prevent developing the condition preeclampsia. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: New findings about mammograms

A Harvard Medical School researcher says a large number of tumors that are found by mammograms would never be life-threatening. But they are harmful because they result in unnecessary treatment. More>>

CDC: Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children

The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1 in 68 children have an autism disorder. A new report pinpoints a possible cause that seems to develop in pregnancy. FOX 32 medical contributor Dr. Mona Khanna has more. More>>

New test may help detect colon cancer: Dr. Mona

If you've put off colon cancer screening because you can't stand the thought of having a colonoscopy, listen up. The FDA is reviewing a blood stool test to detect colon cancer. More>>

The science behind terrorism response in Israel - Part 2

FOX 32 medical contributor Dr. Mona Khanna with a behind the scenes look at how medical response is handled in Israel, a country that lives under a threat of terrorism everyday. More>>

Study finds new gender gap in Alzheimer's Disease

A new report shows women 60 and older have a 1-in-6 chance of developing Alzheimer's, almost twice as much as men. Dr. Mona has information on how you can determine your risk of getting Alzheimer's. More>>

The science behind terrorism response in Israel

FOX 32 medical contributor Dr. Mona Khanna with a  behind the scenes look at how medical response is handled in Israel, a country that lives under a threat of terrorism everyday. More>>

Living under threat of daily terrorist attacks

The recent suicide bombings in Russia are a stark reminder that terrorism is still very much alive. Dr. Mona Khanna traveled to Israel, to see what it's like living under a cloud of fear. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: 2013: A year in health

Elected officials and celebrities gave way to many of 2013's biggest health stories. More>>

Dr. Mona Blog: Xavier University Tobacco Summit - Say TobacNo!

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Six Surgeon Generals at the Tobacco Summit, all in the same room at the same time for the same cause. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Study says routine checkups may make kids sick

On Monday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed a new report that says taking your kids to the doctor for a routine checkup may be exposing them to things that can make them sick. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: The value of mammograms

On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed a new study's findings that say mammograms don't reduce deaths from breast cancer and question the annual practice.   More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Stroke risk factors, treatment for related symptoms

On Monday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's illness, risk factors and treatment for stroke-like symptoms and what can cause slurred words. More>>

Dr. Mona Khanna shares best ways to feel better this winter

Are you sick of winter? You are not alone. It seems like we've been dealing with large amounts of snow or frigid conditions ever since winter started. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Debunking health myths about cold weather

On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna debunked age-old cold weather myths about what makes us get sick and what we should do to get better again. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: All about cruise ship illness

On Monday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed cruise ship illnesses. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Strength training is essential to weight loss

In the quest to lose weight, people tend to focus on aerobic exercises, like running. On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona explained why strength training is essential to weight loss and shouldn't be forgotten. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Are diet supplements a good idea?

On Monday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed diet supplements, as the public continues to work on their New Year's resolutions regarding weight loss and healthier lifestyles. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Physical illness related to cell phone use

On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna explained how excessive use of your cell phone can affect your physical health, including diseases associated with the repetitive movement of typing and swiping. More>>

Largest outbreak of dangerous bacteria in U.S. tied to Ill. hospital

The largest outbreak of a very specific and very dangerous bacteria in the U.S. has been linked to procedures performed at a north suburban hospital last year. Dr. Mona Khanna weighed in Thursday. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: How to stay safe in sub-zero temps

Dr. Mona House Call on Monday evening looks at ways to keep yourself safe during the frigid winter weather. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Living wills and how to approach them

The beginning of the new year is a good time to talk about a tough topic. On Thursday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed living wills and how your family can approach this issue. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: 2013: A year in health Video included

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Elected officials and celebrities gave way to many of 2013's biggest health stories. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Factors behind the top 3 causes of death

Losing weight is one of the top New Year's resolutions, but as you promise to get healthier in 2014, you may want to consider other less obvious risk factors as well. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Holidays can trigger, exacerbate eating disorders Video included

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Holidays are known for feasting and overeating, but they can also trigger or exacerbate eating disorders - especially for those who are grieving or have suffered a loss, or are in recovery. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Are vitamins worth taking?

There's more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors. Dr. Mona Khanna explains in Wednesday's House Call. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: NYC kids under 5 attending public preschool, day care must get flu shots

New York City unanimously approved a mandate last week requiring kids under five years old who attend city-licensed preschools and day cares to get the flu vaccine. Dr. Mona Khanna explains. More>>

FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test Video included

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The FDA has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Turkey tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the day turkey lovers have been waiting all year for. On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna explained what you need to know before you bite into that bird. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Morning-after pill may be ineffective for overweight, obese women

A French contraceptive maker said Tuesday its morning-after pill doesn't work when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds) and plans to change its labels to warn patients. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: What is a torn meniscus? Treatment options for Rose

It is round two for Chicagoans, who say the former MVP was just warming up this season. On Monday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna explained what a torn meniscus is exactly and options for treatment.
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Chicago Marathon is more than just a race for Akbar, Joe Vitaterna and Tim O'Donnell: Dr. Mona

About 45,000 runners will participate in the Chicago Marathon, but for most it's more than just a race. Dr. Mona Khanna sat down with Akbar, Joe Vitaterna and Tim O'Donnell, who survived the Boston bombing. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: It`s important to be aware of weight

On Monday's final House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna took to the street to find out whether Chicagoans are aware of their actual weight. With two-thirds of Americans over weight or obese, it's important to know. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Extra hour of DST sleep may be trouble

Remember to turn back your clocks one hour this weekend, for Daylight Savings Time. Most people think the extra hour of sleep is good news. Dr. Mona Khanna explains why it could be trouble. More>>

Dr. Oz administers 1,000 free flu shots at Advocate Lutheran with Dr. Mona

It's that time of year, flu season. FOX 32 News has teamed up with Advocate Medical Center to give away 1,000 free flu shots on Tuesday. Dr. Oz will also be administering the vaccine – in person! More>>

Dr. Oz administers 1,000 free flu shots at Advocate Lutheran

It's that time of year, flu season. FOX 32 News has teamed up with Advocate Medical Center to give away 1,000 free flu shots on Tuesday. Dr. Oz will also be administering the vaccine – in person! More>>

Dr. Oz, Dr. Mona administer 1,000 free flu shots at Advocate Lutheran

It's that time of year, flu season. FOX 32 News has teamed up with Advocate Medical Center to give away 1,000 free flu shots on Tuesday. Dr. Oz will also be administering the vaccine – in person! More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Debunking breast cancer myths

On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna debunked five breast cancer myths about family history, genes skipping generations, wearing underwire bras and using deodorant or antiperspiran.  More>>

Donate: As Chicago violence escalates, so does hospitals` need for blood

As violent crimes in Chicago near the tipping point, many people feel helpless just standing by the sidelines. But there is a way to help victims of violence available to nearly everyone: Donate blood. More>>

Tom Hanks admits having Type II Diabetes, Dr. Mona explains why so serious

Tom Hanks admitted on "Late Show with David Letterman" that he has Type II Diabetes. He tried to ease the news by making light of it, but Dr. Mona Khanna explained why the condition is very serious. More>>

Flu shot debate: Should you get the vaccine?

With flu season nearing, Medical Contributor Dr. Mona Khanna answers questions and de-bunks myths about the influenza vaccine. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Are you hauling around too much stuff?

If you walk up and down Michigan Avenue, you will see people carrying large bags and backpacks jammed with stuff. Dr. Mona hit the streets to see just how much stuff people are hauling around. More>>

Debunking flu shot myths and misconceptions: Dr. Mona

Dr. Mona Khanna joined Good Day on Monday to debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions about the flu shot. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Midlife stress, walk to reduce breast cancer

We know a lot of you women out there feel stressed. Dr. Mona joined Good Day to tell us why we should take a deep breath, and relax. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: New mothers going back to work after childbirth sooner

FOX 32 medical contributor Dr. Mona Khanna joined FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about how much time new mothers should allow for physical recovery before going back to work after childbirth. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: How a heart attack really affects your sex life

On Wednesday's final House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna discussed whether having a heart attack means your sex life is over. It's a topic that affects more people than you might think! More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: How much is too much exercise for pregnant women?

Body builder Lee Ann Ellison is nearly nine months pregnant with her third baby, and has posted pictures of her weight-lifting routine online. Dr. Mona Khanna addressed the surrounding controversy. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Why France is banning girls under 16 from pageants

On Wednesday's final House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna discussed how lawmakers in France are considering a law to ban girls under age 16 from beauty pageants and what's behind the new law. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: A simple solution for losing weight, drink more water

On Monday's final House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna discussed one simple solution to losing weight and First Lady Michelle Obama's new campaign for America to drink more water. More>>

E-cigarette debate: Are they a safer alternative?

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to traditional smoking? Fox Medical Contributor Dr. Mona and Carl Phillips, the Science Director for the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, discuss the topic. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: How to help your child through night terrors

On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna explained the best way to deal with a problem more prevalent among parents than one would think - night terrors. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Sugar and your sex life, dangers of diet soda

On Monday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed research that sugar can be toxic to our sex lives. She also spoke on how bad diet soda is for us and Coca Cola's campaign to dispel that notion. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Nutrition facts of fruit squeezers

On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna breaks down what you're actually feeding your children when you give them fruit squeezers. More>>

Ask Dr. Mona: Metal-on-metal hip implants

Thousands of people who got metal-on-metal hip implants are now at risk of serious medical issues, and might need replacements. FOX Chicago Medical Contributor Dr. Mona Khanna explains. More>>

Ask Dr. Mona: Will having more sex make me healthier?

Having sex is good for your health. FOX Chicago Medical Contributor Dr. Mona Khanna explained why. More>>

Dr. Mona: Giving Vaccines Our Best Shot

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The recent approval of the medication Truvada for preventing HIV infection, and the ensuing excitement about being one step closer to developing a vaccine for HIV remind us, once again, of the importance of vaccines. More>>

Ask Dr. Mona: Women and High-Protein Diets

Women should think twice before starting a high-protein diet like the Atkins diet. FOX Chicago Medical Contributor Dr. Mona Khanna joined us with what you need to know.
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Ask Dr. Mona: Weight loss and testosterone levels

New research shows a connection between weight loss and testosterone levels. FOX Chicago Medical Contributor Dr. Mona Khanna talks about the reasons why. More>>

Ask Dr. Mona: Do taxes on cigarettes reduce smoking rates?

Illinois added another $1 to the state's per-pack cigarette tax on Sunday. We asked Dr. Mona Khanna if these sort of taxes actually keep people from smoking. More>>

Dr. Mona House Call: Symptoms of cardiovascular disease in men vs. women

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in America. On Wednesday's House Call, Dr. Mona Khanna addressed important differences in heart disease symptoms for men and women. More>>

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  • Dr. Mona: Kids and codeine

    Dr. Mona: Kids and codeine

    Dr. Mona joined us on FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about what codeine is used for in children and why it may be dangerous.
    Dr. Mona joined us on FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about what codeine is used for in children and why it may be dangerous.
  • Drug samples may lead to more expensive prescriptions

    Drug samples may lead to more expensive prescriptions

    Have you ever received free samples of medication at your doctor's office? Dr. Mona Khanna talks about an eye-opening study about how doctors are influenced to prescribe expensive medication.
    Have you ever received free samples of medication at your doctor's office? Dr. Mona Khanna talks about an eye-opening study about how doctors are influenced to prescribe expensive medication.
  • Dr. Mona: How to prevent marathon injuries

    Dr. Mona: How to prevent marathon injuries

    If you are inspired to run a marathon, 5K or any other race, there are some precautions you must take to minimize getting injured. Dr. Mona offered some great tips on how to stay healthy.
    If you are inspired to run a marathon, 5K or any other race, there are some precautions you must take to minimize getting injured. Dr. Mona offered some great tips on how to stay healthy on FOX 32 News at Noon.
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