Health Beat

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Fall Can Trigger Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

The leaves are beginning to turn, the cooler days of fall are upon us and that could trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially for children who have returned to the classroom. Physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System… [Read More]


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Non-Contrast MRA Provides Safe Diagnostic Alternative for Patients with Kidney Disease

Patients with diabetes or renal failure are at high risk for deadly and debilitating vascular diseases, however, the most common imaging tool to evaluate the blood vessels uses a contrast agent that can further damage the kidneys. Radiologists at the… [Read More]


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Subtle Signs of Vision Problems for Kids

Parents, have you been noticing your child struggling in school these past weeks, but you can’t point to a reason why? It could be that your child is having trouble with their vision. Cook County Health & Hospitals System ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez… [Read More]


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Vaccination Misconceptions are Dangerous and Deadly

An alarming survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds an increasing number of physicians are encountering parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  The most common reason cited — a belief that the diseases vaccines prevent have been… [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]


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CCHHS Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are… [Read More]


Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCHHS Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCHHS Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

If you are headed to Lollapalooza, have a great time — but beware of potential dangers. That’s the advice of physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared… [Read More]


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Chicago Health Centers Receive Grant to Launch Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment Programs

Three Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) networks, Esperanza Health Centers, Heartland Health Centers, and PrimeCare Community Health, with support from the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million for a two-year… [Read More]


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Cook County Home to Nation’s First Blood Bank

The nation’s first blood bank opened at Cook County Hospital on March 15, 1937 under the leadership of Dr. Bernard Fantus. Dr. Fantus’ medical innovations in storing and transfusing blood spread nationally and internationally and made modern surgery as we know it possible. Today,… [Read More]


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Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral… [Read More]