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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 CCH’ 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 (CCH)’s 2018 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Hollowell was nominated for this award by co-workers, who noted that he is… [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 (CCH) 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 ads and other… [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]


Ways to Prevent High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Ruby Patterson was driving home from her job at Dominick’s when she had her first heart attack in 2007. She had a second heart attack last year. Both heart attacks were found to be the result of congestive heart failure,… [Read More]


Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

On January 31, 2018, Cook County began demolishing its Fantus Clinic, as part of its plan to renovate the Cook County Health’s central campus and surrounding area. A new 9-story, 282,000 square foot building is being constructed for CCH patients… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]