Health Beat

Eating Right Can Cut Your Risk of Getting Diabetes and Other Obesity-Related Illnesses

A body is like a car: they both need regular maintenance. Some of that maintenance comes in the form of trips to the doctor’s office, taking medications, and undergoing procedures.  But part of maintaining a healthy body is in daily… [Read More]


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Before and After Baby Comes

Healthy children begin with healthy mothers. That’s why it’s recommended that pregnant moms get regular checkups as soon as they think are pregnant – or even better, when they are thinking about becoming pregnant.  As Andrea McGlynn, Director of Clinical… [Read More]


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Clearing the Air about Kids and Asthma

Did you know that asthma often starts during childhood? In the United States, more than 6 million children have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic… [Read More]


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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 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 get free screening… [Read More]


Provident Hospital: 4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair

Cook County Health’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 for several health… [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 CCH

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]