Health Beat


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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CCH 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]

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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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CCH 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]