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Do You Have a Back-to-School Safety Checklist?

Families are already back in the school routine, but it is good to check that proper precautions are taken to keep “safety first” on everyone’s mind. On the Way to School Before you cross the street, stop and look ALL ways… [Read More]


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September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month

African Americans and Hispanics at Heightened Risk for High Cholesterol and Heart Disease September marks National Cholesterol Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to test cholesterol levels and learn more about staying healthy. According to the American Heart Association,… [Read More]


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September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Early diagnosis key to sickle cell treatment One in 12 African Americans have sickle cell trait By Drs. Lilly Mathew, Lisa Giordano, and Dipti Dighe Pediatric Hematologists at Cook County Health September marks the beginning of the fall season and… [Read More]


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Eye Clinic Opens at Provident Hospital on August 25th

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s Division of Ophthalmology is proud to announce the opening of their Eye Clinic at Provident Hospital on August 25. The clinic will provide expertise in state of the art surgical and medical ophthalmic… [Read More]


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August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. For many,… [Read More]


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Take Steps to Stay Safe In and Around Water

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. (Source: Centers for… [Read More]


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Life of an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon is called upon to treat patients suffering from the most serious and often life-threatening types of injuries. An orthopedic trauma surgeon treats traumatic injuries that affect a person’s bones or joints and may also treat muscles and… [Read More]


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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

It’s the time of year when preparations are being made for children and older students to return to school; and the general public and healthcare workers are gearing up for the upcoming flu season – also known as National Immunization… [Read More]


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60% of Firework Injuries Occur around the July 4th Holiday Period

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. In the month surrounding the July 4th holiday, about 200 people per day are seen in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries. Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe… [Read More]


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Chicagoland Heavy Rain & Flooding Preparedness

Unexpected heavy rains have hit Cook County and the metropolitan Chicago area and more rain is expected for this week of June 23rd. In the event of flooding in your area, consider the following: Listen for news reports on radio… [Read More]