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E-cigarettes: Bad for your heart?

Habitual e-cigarette use has been found to increase risk factors linked to negative cardiovascular effects, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Cardiology. Most e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, contain nicotine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes…. [Read More]


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Cook County Health Expanding Access to Mental Health Treatment with $4M Grant

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) has been awarded a $4 million, 4-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to fund a new Assisted Outpatient Treatment program that will support individuals with severe… [Read More]


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CCHHS Part of First Study to Test Efficacy and Safety Of A New HIV-Prevention Medication

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is taking part in the first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention. The HPTN 083 study will evaluate whether an investigational anti-HIV drug… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners broke ground on a new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago. “The Central Campus Health Center represents a true… [Read More]


Teen Depression On A Rise In US

Depression is rising among teenagers in the United States, especially among girls, a new study finds. Between 2005 and 2014, the percentage of teens (ages 12 to 17) who reported having a major depressive episode increased from 8.7 percent to… [Read More]


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Instilling Future Doctors with a Passion for Research and Public Medicine

Academic Associate Program at Stroger Hospital Offers Undergraduates Real-World Research Experience When 19-year-old Katherine Xie, of Long Grove, started college she knew she liked medical research, and thought she might end up in a lab. But now her sights are… [Read More]


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Ultrasound is a Better Initial Test for Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems according to the National Kidney Foundation. The majority of these patients undergo CT imaging incurring significant cost, radiation exposure, and other side effects. Emergency… [Read More]


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CCHHS Opens New Center to Provide 24/7 Behavioral Health Stabilization and Support

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), with support from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the Cook County Justice Advisory Council, celebrated the opening of CCHHS’ new pilot Community Triage Center (CTC)…. [Read More]


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Fall Can Trigger Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

The leaves are beginning to turn, the cooler days of fall are upon us and that could trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially for children who have returned to the classroom. Physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System… [Read More]


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Non-Contrast MRA Provides Safe Diagnostic Alternative for Patients with Kidney Disease

Patients with diabetes or renal failure are at high risk for deadly and debilitating vascular diseases, however, the most common imaging tool to evaluate the blood vessels uses a contrast agent that can further damage the kidneys. Radiologists at the… [Read More]