Health Beat

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Provident Recognizes National Mammography Month

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Celebrates life and encourages early detection during National Mammography Month Provident Hospital of Cook County to offer free mammography screenings for low income women in the community CHICAGO – Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]


Provident Hospitals Offers Free Mammograms

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Provident Hospital of Cook County offers to women over 40 years of age free mammograms to the first 50 women (who preferably have never had a mammogram). Call (312) 572-2722 to make… [Read More]


Talk About Prescriptions Month

Since 1986, Talk About Prescriptions Month has provided an opportunity for patients, consumers, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the media to promote the value of high-quality communication to provide safe and appropriate medicine use. This health observance is sponsored by the… [Read More]

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and remains the second leading cause of death among women. The good news is that death rates for… [Read More]


Have You Turned Up the Volume?

Free Hearing Screening at Oak Forest Health Center – Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 Untreated hearing loss can affect your life in many ways, creating barriers in speech and language communication in the home,  employment, educational, and other and social settings. A… [Read More]


Project SMILE: A Linkage-to-Care Program for HIV (+) Youth

Housed in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Project SMILE is a collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development -funded Chicago Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN). This… [Read More]


LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving)

LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving) is a nutrition and wellness program for children and adolescents 7-21 years of age facilitated through the Pediatric Department’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and sponsored by the… [Read More]

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CCHHS Recognizes National Immunization Month

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the time of year when parents prepare for their children’s return to school, students are heading off to college, and healthcare workers are preparing for the upcoming flu season. The… [Read More]

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Cook County Health in the Community

CCHHS Community Health Fairs for August and September Please join us at one of our following Cook County Health & Hospitals System health fairs throughout the Chicagoland area. Take a look at where CCHHS is in your community! Health Fair Date… [Read More]


CCHHS Physicians Provide Tips during Extreme Heat Wave

Cook County Emergency Department Physicians Urge Area Residents to Take Precautions During Extreme Heat   CHICAGO –The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Emergency Department Physicians are urging area residents to take extreme caution during this extreme heat wave.   Only… [Read More]