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Cook County Health Calls For Stricter Gun Regulation on Anniversary of Parkland Shooting

Cook County Health Calls For Stricter Gun Regulation on Anniversary of Parkland Shooting

Cook County Health (CCH) urges legislators to take action to reduce gun violence on the first anniversary that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “The calls for regulation and research are gaining more traction… [Read More]


Cook County Health Offers Parents Tips On Young Children’s Oral Health

Cook County Health Offers Parents Tips On Young Children’s Oral Health

National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. The good news is there are… [Read More]


Cook County Health Will Train 36 ‘SANE’ Nurses to Provide Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Cook County Health Will Train 36 ‘SANE’ Nurses to Provide Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Sexual assaults occur at a high rate in low income and high crime neighborhoods in Chicago and Cook County. In the last five years, there were nearly 8,000 sexual assault cases reported in the city of Chicago. Cook County Health… [Read More]


Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and Cook County Health HIV Integrated Program Launch ‘CORE Healthy Aging Initiative 2.0’

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and Cook County Health HIV Integrated Program Launch ‘CORE Healthy Aging Initiative 2.0’

In 2018, 920 people aged 60 years or older living with HIV received primary are at the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center. As people living with HIV age, a significant proportion are socially isolated and have little or no family… [Read More]


Cook County Health Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cook County Health Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. Cook County Health encourages women to get screened for cervical cancer… [Read More]


New Years

Cook County Health Shares Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick

The New Year brings with it a world of possibilities, and creating resolutions is a fun tradition. However, sometimes they can be difficult to maintain. For those who want their 2019 resolutions to stick, here are some suggestions: • Create… [Read More]


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CCH Provides Tips for Choosing Safe Toys During the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and so is toy shopping for the special children in our lives. Toys are fun and enjoyable for children, but could pose serious health risks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,… [Read More]


Financial Assistance

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]


hand-washing

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]