Press Releases

FDA Approves PrEP Drug for Adolescents

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded access to the only approved HIV-prevention drug, so that adolescents who are at risk of HIV infection are included. Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 24 have one of the highest… [Read More]

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Sun Safety Tips

Now that temperatures have finally warmed up in Cook County, you might be planning a lot of activities outdoors. Enjoy being outside, but remember to protect yourself against the damage the sun can do to your skin. Skin cancer is… [Read More]

Tick-Borne Diseases Are on the Rise

Tick-borne diseases have been steadily rising in the United States, with Lyme disease being the most common. The number of Americans getting sick each year by bites from infected ticks has more than doubled from 2004 to 2016—the most recent… [Read More]

Dr. Ronald Wyatt Is CCHHS’ New Quality Officer

Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA is the new Chief Quality Officer for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), which is one of the largest public health care systems in the country. Dr. Wyatt has extensive experience and is a… [Read More]


CCHHS Encourages Residents to Take Precautions During Upcoming Heat Wave

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this weekend, physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat… [Read More]


CCHHS’ CEO Named One of Becker’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

Dr. John Jay Shannon, CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 great leaders in healthcare list. To be chosen for Becker’s list, individuals had to demonstrate they are ‘taking the lead in transforming… [Read More]

CCHHS Urges Legislators to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital today joined groups around the country working to enhance awareness of the impact of gun violence by participating in National Wear Orange Day. During a press conference at Stroger Hospital today,… [Read More]

Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Roy Johnson woke up from a nap one evening and panicked when he realized he suddenly couldn’t see anything. “It was like a cloud was over my face. I had to feel my way to my neighbors’ house to get… [Read More]

Wider Window for Stroke Treatment, But Time Still Matters

Six hours used to be the narrow time frame stroke victims had to get life-saving treatment once the first symptoms started. But new guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association suggest that window of time could be… [Read More]

Preventing Stroke: Diet and Exercise the Key

Some risk factors for having a stroke are out of your control, like your age or having a parent or sibling who had a stroke. But the good news is that there are many steps you can take to drastically… [Read More]