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Cook County Tackles Mental Illness in Community and Jail

Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is holding a two-day workshop with key agencies involved in the criminal justice system to develop a detailed map of where the gaps are in providing behavioral health services in Cook County. The… [Read More]


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Major Change Coming for Cardiac Imaging

In an effort to cut down on the number of unnecessary cardiac imaging procedures being done in the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is going to start requiring doctors and providers to submit proof that they… [Read More]


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Inadequate Access to Nutritious Food May Increase Stroke Risk Factors

Food insecurity – the state of being without reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable, nutritious food – may be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes for stroke victims, possibly putting them at greater risk… [Read More]


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What Women Should Know About Heart Disease

Did you know that women can have subtler, less recognizable signs of a heart attack than men?  Or that women face a higher cardiovascular disease risk after reaching menopause? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United… [Read More]


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E-cigarettes: Bad for your heart?

Habitual e-cigarette use has been found to increase risk factors linked to negative cardiovascular effects, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Cardiology. Most e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, contain nicotine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes…. [Read More]


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Cook County Health Expanding Access to Mental Health Treatment with $4M Grant

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) has been awarded a $4 million, 4-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to fund a new Assisted Outpatient Treatment program that will support individuals with severe… [Read More]


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CCHHS Part of First Study to Test Efficacy and Safety Of A New HIV-Prevention Medication

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is taking part in the first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention. The HPTN 083 study will evaluate whether an investigational anti-HIV drug… [Read More]


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CCHHS Offers Tips To Protect Yourself Against Frostbite

The temperature in the Chicago area has dipped sharply, often to subzero degrees.  With extremely cold temperatures comes greater risk of getting frostbite, which is when the skin and underlying tissues freeze. Frostbite is an injury— almost like a burn—that can… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners broke ground on a new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago. “The Central Campus Health Center represents a true… [Read More]


Teen Depression On A Rise In US

Depression is rising among teenagers in the United States, especially among girls, a new study finds. Between 2005 and 2014, the percentage of teens (ages 12 to 17) who reported having a major depressive episode increased from 8.7 percent to… [Read More]