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Flu Outbreak

Flu outbreak has patients packing area hospitals

January 10, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The growing flu outbreak has had a big impact on local hospitals struggling to handle all the flu patients. The emergency room is packed as it often is at Stroger Hospital. What is unusual is the high… [Read More]


ROSE  CATCHATOURIAN Hematology / Oncology

Leukemia Research Foundation – FREE Annual Town Hall Meeting

A panel of experts, including John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital’s Dr. Rose Catchatorian, will answer your questions about treatment options, emerging therapies, side effects, resources and more. This program is tailored for leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple myeloma patients/families…. [Read More]


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Cook County Holds as Flu Outbreak Overwhelms Area Hospitals

WGN TV Checks in with Cook County Emergency Medical Staff as area hospitals remain on bypass.


Emergency Room

Outbreak has ERs full of flu patients

January 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The flu outbreak is so widespread in Chicago that emergency rooms are full of patients seeking treatment. Doctors are so busy ambulance drivers are told to bypass eight area hospitals if there’s time to safely… [Read More]


Give Blood, Save a Life

January is National Blood Donor Month

The need is great, especially during winter and holiday periods, and 60% of the population is medically eligible to give blood, yet only 5% of the national population donates blood! The fact is, that every three seconds someone needs blood…. [Read More]


Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in Suburban Cook County Public Health officials recommend that you give the gift of health by adding a flu vaccine to your final shopping list this holiday season.                                                                   Everyone six months of age and older should… [Read More]


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I-MaC (I Made a Choice) Project

The I-MaC (I Made a Choice) project is a collaborative prevention initiative between the Chicago HIV Risk Reduction Partnership for Youth (CHRRPY) and two community-based organizations. CHRRPY created by providers from the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at… [Read More]


Are We Seeing the Birth of Single Payer Healthcare?

Are We Seeing the Birth of Single Payer Healthcare?

Dr. Ram Raju, CEO Cook County Health & Hospitals joins Thom Hartmann. Residents of Cook County, Illinois are about to see some significant new benefts thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. Starting this week – more than… [Read More]


ACA

CountyCare begins at Health System

County services will shift from emergency care to “medical home” model This week Cook County will start sending letters to about 115,000 of its low-income residents inviting them to enroll in the county’s new Medicaid program. Adults under 65 with… [Read More]


Holiday Toy Drive

Nearly 300 Toys Donated to Tots in Pediatrics Unit

Cook County Officials come together to Kick-Off the 2012 Holiday Season by Donating Hundreds of Toys to Children at Cook County Health and Hospitals System Nearly 300 Toys Donated to Tots in Pediatrics Unit CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]