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CCHHS Announces 70,000 members in CountyCare

Cook County Officials Announce 70,000 CountyCare Members Declare Medicaid expansion in Cook County working CHICAGO – Joined by United States Senator Richard Durbin and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, CCHHS, announced today that 70,000 Cook… [Read More]


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Dangerous cold continues in Chicago

ABC News: Arctic blast continues in Chicago: CPS closed 2nd day in row ABC Nightline: 24 Hours Inside the Polar Vortex CNN: Winter weather trumps travel WTTW: Chicago Tonight: Medical Impact of Extreme Cold


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Officials Advise Residents to Stay Prepared as Arctic Temperatures Blanket Our Region

Officials Advise Residents to Stay Prepared as Arctic Temperatures Blanket Our Region Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Chief Operating Officer Dr. Terry Mason is advising residents to take precautions against the dangerously cold temperatures expected in the coming… [Read More]


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Cook County Doctors Advise on Winter Related Injuries

Area residents visit emergency rooms more after slipping on ice during winter weather storms. According to Cook County medical staff, winter advisories can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in fractures, sprains and other… [Read More]


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County Health System Doctor Urges Residents to Stay Safe During Cold Snap

The start of 2014 seems like it will be a snowy one for the Chicago area. The WGN Weather Center is predicting up to 6″ of snow by Thursday evening. Less than an inch of snow is expected Monday night,… [Read More]


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CCHHS Provides Tips for Safe Toys Month during the Holidays

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. To be safe, avoid certain children’s toys. Don’t allow your child to play with weaponry, such as pellet guns or BB guns. Avoid projectile toys, such as darts, bows and arrows, and missile-firing… [Read More]


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CCDPH Advises Extreme Cold Precautions

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials are advising residents to take precautions against the extremely cold temperatures today and in the coming days. “The temperatures we are experiencing are dangerous and can lead to serious health issues such… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju’s Op Ed in Crain’s

For decades there’s been a lot of talk about how America can reinvent its health care system. As the world’s richest country, we spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 alone or $8,402 per person. Yet, millions are still… [Read More]


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CCHHS Officials Announce Major ACA Milestone

CHICAGO – Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ram Raju announced today that the Health System has reached its 2014 budgeted enrollment number for CountyCare, a Medicaid expansion program for adults and early roll-out of the Affordable… [Read More]


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Great American Smokeout is November 21st

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to set the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout as the day to quit smoking. Currently, 22 percent of suburban Cook County residents smoke, which is slightly… [Read More]