Oak Forest Announcements

Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, contributing to the increasing prevalence and costs of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke felt in communities all across the nation. The Food and Drug Administration recently revamped its food guidelines, focusing… [Read More]


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Go Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) officials and staff are asking residents to join them in recognizing February 1, 2013 as “Wear Red Day” in honor of 2013 National Heart Health Month. All residents of Cook County are… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ “The time is always right to do what is right.” “I have… [Read More]


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Cook County Holds as Flu Outbreak Overwhelms Area Hospitals

WGN TV Checks in with Cook County Emergency Medical Staff as area hospitals remain on bypass.


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Outbreak has ERs full of flu patients

January 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The flu outbreak is so widespread in Chicago that emergency rooms are full of patients seeking treatment. Doctors are so busy ambulance drivers are told to bypass eight area hospitals if there’s time to safely… [Read More]


Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in Suburban Cook County Public Health officials recommend that you give the gift of health by adding a flu vaccine to your final shopping list this holiday season.                                                                   Everyone six months of age and older should… [Read More]


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Cook County Captures 1115 Waiver

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Announce 1115 Medicaid Waiver   Impact Expected to Enroll 115,000 Patients Under Medicaid Umbrella CHICAGO-Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System On The Mend

One of the highlights of the budget presentation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made last week to the Tribune editorial board was an impressively streamlined $868 million spending plan for the health system. In this case, what we didn’t… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System Supports Cigarette Tax Hike

President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Benefits of Cigarette Tax Study says $1-a-pack increase could save more than 10,000 lives, millions in health-related costs in the next five years   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by… [Read More]


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Talk About Prescriptions Month

Since 1986, Talk About Prescriptions Month has provided an opportunity for patients, consumers, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the media to promote the value of high-quality communication to provide safe and appropriate medicine use. This health observance is sponsored by the… [Read More]