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CCH Recognizes National Immunization Month

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the time of year when parents prepare for their children’s return to school, students are heading off to college, and healthcare workers are preparing for the upcoming flu season. The… [Read More]

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Cook County Health in the Community

CCH Community Health Fairs for August and September Please join us at one of our following Cook County Health health fairs throughout the Chicagoland area. Take a look at where CCH is in your community! Health Fair Date & Time State… [Read More]


CCH Physicians Provide Tips during Extreme Heat Wave

Cook County Emergency Department Physicians Urge Area Residents to Take Precautions During Extreme Heat   CHICAGO –The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Emergency Department Physicians are urging area residents to take extreme caution during this extreme heat wave.   Only… [Read More]


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]

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

CHICAGO – A collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health, 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 UP, GET TESTED:… [Read More]


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: 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]


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]


CCH 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]


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]