Health Beat

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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CCH 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 are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are required to undergo… [Read More]


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

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH 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. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared for an influx… [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 (CCH), have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million for a two-year period  from The… [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 (CCH) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral health services in… [Read More]


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Chief Psychologist Prepared With Academics & Broad-Field Training

Dr. Kenya D. Key is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Psychologist at Cermak Health Services, a division of Cook County Health & Hospital System, service providers at Cook County Jail. She has previously worked as a staff psychologist… [Read More]


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American Liver Foundation & CCH’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a series of seven… [Read More]


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National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 6-12

Let’s work together to decrease the spread of infectious diseases! The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases by informing individuals to educate and help protect their communities. According to… [Read More]


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Illinois Blood Cancer Conference

We invite you to our free annual event for blood cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. Featuring disease specific workshops and discussions covering nutrition, survivorship, clinical trials, and more! Registration is preferred as seating is limited. Register to attend the conference at: bit.ly/bloodcancerconference. For more information,… [Read More]