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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]


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Protect Yourself and Others from the Influenza

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very… [Read More]


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November is American Diabetes Month

Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes? Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects your health in a variety of ways. An estimated 79 million people in the U.S., or one in three people, has a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. According to… [Read More]


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Halloween Health & Safety Tips

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests? Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone: Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. Use… [Read More]