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August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. For many,… [Read More]


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Take Steps to Stay Safe In and Around Water

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. (Source: Centers for… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

Hill Hammock unanimously elected Chairman of the Board The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board at its annual meeting today elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Director Hill Hammock was unanimously elected chairman of the board, replacing David… [Read More]


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Life of an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon is called upon to treat patients suffering from the most serious and often life-threatening types of injuries. An orthopedic trauma surgeon treats traumatic injuries that affect a person’s bones or joints and may also treat muscles and… [Read More]


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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

It’s the time of year when preparations are being made for children and older students to return to school; and the general public and healthcare workers are gearing up for the upcoming flu season – also known as National Immunization… [Read More]


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Enjoy the weather, but remember to prevent against West Nile virus

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials would like to remind residents to be cautious and protect against West Nile virus (WNV). Prevention is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected with WNV…. [Read More]


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60% of Firework Injuries Occur around the July 4th Holiday Period

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. In the month surrounding the July 4th holiday, about 200 people per day are seen in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries. Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe… [Read More]


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Navy corpsmen sharpen skills at Stroger

By Geoff Ziezulewicz, Tribune reporter June 27, 2014 View the video here. Last Friday night in Stroger Hospital’s trauma unit, Michael Soto stood at a woman’s side, watching intently as a surgeon treated her for a leg injury, ready to… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Names New CEO

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors today unanimously appointed John Jay Shannon, MD, as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Shannon’s start date as CEO will be June 29. He has served as the interim CEO for the… [Read More]


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Chicagoland Heavy Rain & Flooding Preparedness

Unexpected heavy rains have hit Cook County and the metropolitan Chicago area and more rain is expected for this week of June 23rd. In the event of flooding in your area, consider the following: Listen for news reports on radio… [Read More]