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How to Live with Epilepsy

Are you or a loved one living with epilepsy? If so, join us at the Spanish Epilepsy Conference, which will feature many helpful topics on epilepsy like the medications currently available and where you can go for financial resources. (Presentations will… [Read More]


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4 Men Only Health and Wellness Fair in June

The Little Village Community Council is collaborating with Cook County Health & Hospitals System to host a “4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair” on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Men who come to event can… [Read More]


Provident Hospital: 4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Provident Hospital is hosting a “4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair” on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the event, men can get free screening or lab work… [Read More]


Ways to Prevent High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Ruby Patterson was driving home from her job at Dominick’s when she had her first heart attack in 2007. She had a second heart attack last year. Both heart attacks were found to be the result of congestive heart failure,… [Read More]


Stop the Bleed Training Courses at CCHHS

Stop the Bleed is a training course for the public which will train you in assisting victims of mass casualty, shootings, and other traumatic events prior to the arrival of a professional first responder. You will learn the basics of how… [Read More]


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Cook County Symposium on Oral Oncology

The Cook County Symposium on Oral Oncology is a half-day course on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the oral and oro-pharyngeal cancer patient. The meeting, which will be held on August 4 at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, is geared towards dental… [Read More]


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Nutrient-Rich Foods to Eat While You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant parents, but it can also be a time of confusion and questions. Babies need a lot of different nutrients in order to make sure that they’re developing well, but there are a few… [Read More]


Diabetes More Common Among Kids

Type 2 diabetes used to be rare among children and teens younger than 18.  But as a study highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that is no longer the case. The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study , funded… [Read More]


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Major Change Coming for Cardiac Imaging

In an effort to cut down on the number of unnecessary cardiac imaging procedures being done in the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is going to start requiring doctors and providers to submit proof that they… [Read More]


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Inadequate Access to Nutritious Food May Increase Stroke Risk Factors

Food insecurity – the state of being without reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable, nutritious food – may be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes for stroke victims, possibly putting them at greater risk… [Read More]