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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]


Firework Safety Featured Story

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]


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June is National Safety Month – Emphasis on Your Home!

Since June is National Safety Month, this is a great time to make sure there aren’t any home safety hazards you might be overlooking – emphasis on keeping your children and any seniors who might be in your home, SAFE…. [Read More]


HIV Testing Day

June 27th is HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), held every year on June 27, began in 1995 to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis. The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) originally sponsored the observance. Now the U.S. Department of Health and… [Read More]


Emergency Medical Services Week

Emergency Medical Services Week, May 18-24

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week celebrates and honors the hundreds of thousands of EMS practitioners serving our communities across the nation, including our professionals at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. This year marks the 40th anniversary of EMS Week,… [Read More]


stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is a common, often-devastating medical condition in which vital brain functions can be lost in a moment. Prevention of stroke, management of acute stroke, and rehabilitation of the stroke patient are complex and difficult problems requiring the expertise of… [Read More]


Pharmacy

Listen to The Nag, Gentlemen

May 12, 2014-Take a few minutes. The Nag regularly rants in this space about staying healthy. All of us, and African-Americans especially, make too many unwise choices about our health. We suffer from high rates of maladies from obesity to… [Read More]


World Kidney Day, March 13

World Kidney Day, March 13th

Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. But while the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, not many know the risk factors and tests that could keep… [Read More]