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Cook County Health Doctors Advise on Snow Shoveling Health Risks

Cook County Health Doctors Advise on Snow Shoveling Health Risks

This weekend’s snowstorm stands as one of the greatest November storms, accumulating more than a foot of snow in Cook County. On days when it snows heavily, emergency rooms can become full of residents who have developed sudden medical problems… [Read More]



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Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day

November is Diabetes Awareness Month (DAM) and November 14 was World Diabetes Day (WDD). The purpose of DAM and WDD is to raise awareness of a condition that millions of people all around the world live with every day. Diabetes is a… [Read More]


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Cook County Health Reminds Residents to Keep Their Lungs Healthy

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Cook County Health (CCH) would like to remind everyone of ways to keep their lungs healthy. Although your lungs are extremely resilient organs, it’s important you protect your lungs from environmental factors, as… [Read More]


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Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 20 Years of Remarkable Success in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Research

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today a 20-year milestone for the clinic that focuses on the prevention, care and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County… [Read More]


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Cook County Health Encourages Residents to Get a Flu Shot

Flu season has already begun, with one pediatric and two adult deaths reported in the U.S. The intensity of the illness made last year’s flu season the worst since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, with thousands of cases across… [Read More]


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CCH Encourages Residents to Learn Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death for Americans, taking a life in every 13 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cook County Health (CCH) would like to encourage residents to know the… [Read More]


CCH Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

CCH Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

Cook County Health’s (CCH) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget to the CCH Finance Committee today. The proposed FY2019 budget does not seek additional operating support from Cook County taxpayers. The FY2019… [Read More]


CCH Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Immunizations and Physicals

Summer vacation is coming to an end and the first day of school will be here before you know it. Physicians at the Cook County Health (CCH) are encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for… [Read More]


Lollapalooza Music Festival: Have Fun, Stay Safe

The Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park is right around the corner.  An impressive lineup of musical acts during the festival is a definite.  But a trip to the emergency room for excessive drug and alcohol intake doesn’t have to… [Read More]