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Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Roy Johnson woke up from a nap one evening and panicked when he realized he suddenly couldn’t see anything. “It was like a cloud was over my face. I had to feel my way to my neighbors’ house to get… [Read More]


How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy When You’re Diabetic

Mother’s Day isn’t just a celebration of moms and their children. It’s also a time to celebrate expectant moms and promote healthy pregnancy. In particular, being pregnant when you also have diabetes can increase your chance of having complications for… [Read More]


Wider Window for Stroke Treatment, But Time Still Matters

Six hours used to be the narrow time frame stroke victims had to get life-saving treatment once the first symptoms started. But new guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association suggest that window of time could be… [Read More]


Preventing Stroke: Diet and Exercise the Key

Some risk factors for having a stroke are out of your control, like your age or having a parent or sibling who had a stroke. But the good news is that there are many steps you can take to drastically… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Dr. Hollowell is CCHHS’ 2018 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Urologic Surgeon and Chairman of Urology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, has been named Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS)’s 2018 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Hollowell was nominated for this award by co-workers, who noted… [Read More]


Alcoholism: Know the Warning Signs?

Do you know the warning signs for alcoholism?  Or what to do if you spot them? “Alcoholism is more than having a few drinks occasionally with your friends.  It’s the inability to control or stop drinking due to a physical… [Read More]


Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Tested and Treatment

April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day to call attention to the impact HIV/AIDS has had on young people in the United States. It is also a time to encourage young people to get educated on… [Read More]


It’s National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week, which runs from now until April 8, is a great time to remind Cook County residents that good public health practice starts at home. Maintaining a healthy diet can help you avoid or treat many chronic… [Read More]


Using Social Media to Try to Identify New HIV Prevention Strategies

Researchers from Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) are using social media to try to get a better understanding of what factors tend to predict who gets infected with HIV, in order to potentially develop new HIV prevention strategies. Using… [Read More]


Take Control of Your Kidney Health

Take Control of Your Kidney Health

March 8th is World Kidney Day. An estimated 1 in 3 people are at-risk for developing kidney disease. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the ninth leading cause of death in the United Stated, but Kidney disease can actually be prevented… [Read More]