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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]


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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]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell Health Forum

Health forum draws gives men wellness lessons

Dr. Courtney Hollowell says men downplay importance of health care February 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chairman of Urology at cook County Health and Hospital System spends a lot of time talking to men about taking an… [Read More]


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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In the U.S., more than 1 million people are projected to receive a cancer diagnosis… [Read More]


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Cook County Doctors Advise on Winter Related Injuries

Area residents visit emergency rooms more after slipping on ice during winter weather storms. According to Cook County medical staff, winter advisories can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in fractures, sprains and other… [Read More]


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County Health System Doctor Urges Residents to Stay Safe During Cold Snap

The start of 2014 seems like it will be a snowy one for the Chicago area. The WGN Weather Center is predicting up to 6″ of snow by Thursday evening. Less than an inch of snow is expected Monday night,… [Read More]