Health Beat

high_temp

Temps to reach 100 this week

June 27, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Temperatures in Illinois are forecast to top 100 degrees by Thursday, and authorities are urging the public to be cautious. Health officials and the City of Chicago are reminding people to keep cool as this… [Read More]


Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

Launch “STEP UP, GET TESTED” to Boost HIV Testing

CHICAGO – A collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and other AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicago, announced today the launch of a campaign called STEP… [Read More]


dreamstime_2550592

June is Safety Month

Did you realize that the areas around your home can be dangerous places? Preventable deaths and injuries are on the rise in homes and communities, with injuries being the leading cause of death for people ages 1 – 44 years… [Read More]


Step_Up._Get_Tested_Single_Icon

STEP UP, GET TESTED: Chicago for 5K

STEP UP, GET TESTED is a city-wide unified effort that brings AIDS service and community-based organizations together to scale up HIV testing in the most underserved communities of Chicago. As a part of National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the… [Read More]


audiology

Hearing Screening at Oak Forest

Come to a hearing screening at Oak Forest Health Center, no appointment needed! Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition among older people, after hypertension and arthritis, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)…. [Read More]


kidney

CCHHS Recognizes National Kidney Month-Your Kidneys are essential to Life

Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from progressing to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life. The… [Read More]


childrens_dental

Dentists Provide Tips for Parents during Children’s Dental Health Month

Chicago-Nationwide Dentists and national oral health care experts say many ingredients in some commercial toothpastes are of questionable benefit and some are just plain bad for you. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month — a good time for parents, and… [Read More]


asthma clinic

Asthma Clinic Expansion Adds A Boost To Fantus Health Center Environment

In Cook County – 317,906 adults and 121,610 children have been diagnosed with asthma Illinois mirrors the national asthma problem and has one of the highest asthma mortality rates in the nation.  The Asthma Clinic, located on the second floor… [Read More]


rethink your drink 2

Why Rethink Your Drink?

What you drink makes a bigger difference to your health than you think. Drinks like soda, sports drinks and energy drinks are loaded with sugar and are empty calories. Drinking them can be harmful to your health and may lead… [Read More]


hearing screenings

Oak Forest Health Center Holds Hearing Screenings

OAK FOREST-The Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS) announced today that Hearing is the gatekeeper to communication – one of the primary ways that we connect with other people. Hearing loss can lead to impaired ability to communication – and… [Read More]