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Cook County Health Offers Tips for Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons. Typically depression symptoms begin in fall or winter and subside in the spring. Approximately half a million people in the U.S. suffer from SAD,… [Read More]


National Handwashing Awareness Week

Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. Clean hands prevent sickness. National Handwashing Awareness Week reminds us to be vigilant about handwashing, especially during these winter months when you are likely to get and spread germs. Remember to wash… [Read More]

Cook County Health Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1st

Cook County Health Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1st

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day designated by the World Health Organization, and is commemorated on December 1st each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV,… [Read More]

Cook County Health Doctors Advise on Snow Shoveling Health Risks

Cook County Health Doctors Advise on Snow Shoveling Health Risks

This weekend’s snowstorm stands as one of the greatest November storms, accumulating more than a foot of snow in Cook County. On days when it snows heavily, emergency rooms can become full of residents who have developed sudden medical problems… [Read More]

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Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day

November is Diabetes Awareness Month (DAM) and November 14 was World Diabetes Day (WDD). The purpose of DAM and WDD is to raise awareness of a condition that millions of people all around the world live with every day. Diabetes is a… [Read More]


Cook County Health Reminds Residents to Keep Their Lungs Healthy

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Cook County Health (CCH) would like to remind everyone of ways to keep their lungs healthy. Although your lungs are extremely resilient organs, it’s important you protect your lungs from environmental factors, as… [Read More]


Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 20 Years of Remarkable Success in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Research

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today a 20-year milestone for the clinic that focuses on the prevention, care and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County… [Read More]

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Cook County Health Encourages Residents to Get a Flu Shot

Flu season has already begun, with one pediatric and two adult deaths reported in the U.S. The intensity of the illness made last year’s flu season the worst since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, with thousands of cases across… [Read More]

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CCH Encourages Residents to Learn Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death for Americans, taking a life in every 13 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cook County Health (CCH) would like to encourage residents to know the… [Read More]