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Go Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) officials and staff are asking residents to join them in recognizing February 1, 2013 as “Wear Red Day” in honor of 2013 National Heart Health Month. All residents of Cook County are… [Read More]


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Crain’s Checks in with Dr. Raju at City Club Chicago-CEO talks about selling health insurance

Dr. Ramanathan Raju wants Cook County hospital to get into the health insurance business, selling plans on a statewide health insurance exchange, a move he says could generate much-needed revenue. The ambitious proposal by the CEO of the Cook County… [Read More]


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Flu outbreak has patients packing area hospitals

January 10, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The growing flu outbreak has had a big impact on local hospitals struggling to handle all the flu patients. The emergency room is packed as it often is at Stroger Hospital. What is unusual is the high… [Read More]


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Cook County Holds as Flu Outbreak Overwhelms Area Hospitals

WGN TV Checks in with Cook County Emergency Medical Staff as area hospitals remain on bypass.


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Outbreak has ERs full of flu patients

January 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The flu outbreak is so widespread in Chicago that emergency rooms are full of patients seeking treatment. Doctors are so busy ambulance drivers are told to bypass eight area hospitals if there’s time to safely… [Read More]


Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in Suburban Cook County Public Health officials recommend that you give the gift of health by adding a flu vaccine to your final shopping list this holiday season.                                                                   Everyone six months of age and older should… [Read More]


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National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 2-8

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “…the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands.” By frequently washing your hands, you wash away germs that you have picked… [Read More]


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World HIV/Aids Day

Now more than ever, this year’s World AIDS Day marks unprecedented progress toward ending HIV/AIDS and providing proof that investments in research, treatment, and prevention are yielding lifesaving dividends. While there still remain significant challenges in achieving a world without… [Read More]


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Keep Your Lungs Healthy

The principle function of your lungs is to transport oxygen into your bloodstream and rid your body of carbon dioxide. The process of gas exchange is carried out in tiny, thin-walled air sacs called alveoli. Although your lungs are extremely… [Read More]


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CCHHS Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month

November is diabetes awareness month and if you are one of nearly 24 million people diagnosed with the disease, this month is for you.  You can help shed light on this devastating disease, bring awareness to a cause close to… [Read More]