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June is National Safety Month – Emphasis on Your Home!

Since June is National Safety Month, this is a great time to make sure there aren’t any home safety hazards you might be overlooking – emphasis on keeping your children and any seniors who might be in your home, SAFE…. [Read More]


HIV Testing Day

June 27th is HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), held every year on June 27, began in 1995 to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis. The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) originally sponsored the observance. Now the U.S. Department of Health and… [Read More]


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Uncompensated Care Dropping Fast in Medicaid Expansion States

Early evidence shows a dramatic drop in uncompensated care for hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a report released earlier this month by the Colorado Hospital Association. But it’s unclear whether the savings will be enough to offset… [Read More]


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Safety tips for residents while enjoying the outdoors.

“According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), home and recreational injuries can be prevented, yet they make up roughly a third of all emergency room visits each year,” said Cook County Department of Public Health COO… [Read More]


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He doesn’t have a home, but he’s got health insurance — and hope

Eugene “Geno” Bochenek says he needs to schedule follow-up surgery to remove some of the “hardware” doctors used to repair the broken bones he suffered when he fell stepping off an Uptown curb back in March. Like many folks in… [Read More]


Step Up. Get Tested.

Step Up. Get Tested.

The Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative (CHTC) 2014 is hosting its 3rd annual HIV/HCV testing and social marketing campaign, Step Up. Get Tested., established by staff from the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, HHS Region V Office, the CORE Foundation and… [Read More]


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Cook County releases 1st snapshot of new Medicaid patients

Data reveal the deep challenge that Illinois, hospitals and insurance networks face to help many of the enrollees get their health under control and, in turn, hold down costs New data released in May offer the first look at the… [Read More]


Emergency Medical Services Week

Emergency Medical Services Week, May 18-24

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week celebrates and honors the hundreds of thousands of EMS practitioners serving our communities across the nation, including our professionals at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. This year marks the 40th anniversary of EMS Week,… [Read More]


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May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is a common, often-devastating medical condition in which vital brain functions can be lost in a moment. Prevention of stroke, management of acute stroke, and rehabilitation of the stroke patient are complex and difficult problems requiring the expertise of… [Read More]


Pharmacy

Listen to The Nag, Gentlemen

May 12, 2014-Take a few minutes. The Nag regularly rants in this space about staying healthy. All of us, and African-Americans especially, make too many unwise choices about our health. We suffer from high rates of maladies from obesity to… [Read More]