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December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Toys are supposed to be fun and part of a child’s development. Each year though, many children are treated in hospital emergency room for toy-related injuries. As the holidays approach, parents and caregivers should be aware of the dangers of… [Read More]


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National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 7–14

Influenza (the flu) can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread, and they can affect people differently based on differences in… [Read More]


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Jaret Landon’s “Celebrating the Holidays with Friends”

The Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative is pleased to announce that “Celebrating the Holidays with Friends” presented by Jaret Landon will feature Grammy winning artists and actresses:  John Legend, Tweet, Donald Lawrence, Pauletta Washington (wife of Denzel Washington), E. Faye Butler… [Read More]


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November 20 is Great American Smokeout Day

November 20 is the day designated annually by the American Cancer Society as the “Great American Smokeout”, which was inaugurated in 1976 to inspire and encourage smokers to quit for one day. Now, 44.2 percent of the 45.3 million Americans… [Read More]


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CountyCare offers access to free early breast cancer screening

Black women 65 percent more likely to die of breast cancer; Leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women African-American women are 55 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to the American Cancer Society,… [Read More]


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Cook County seeking public input on former hospital site

John Byrne | Tribune reporter, 10:03 a.m. CDT, September 23, 2014 – Cook County officials will solicit ideas from the public tonight as they try yet again to figure out what to do with the old Cook County Hospital building on… [Read More]


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CORE Center Hosts Stakeholder Meeting for Project CONNECT

Launching partnership with AIDS Foundation of Chicago to expand program to other hospitals The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center’s Project CONNECT today hosted a stakeholders meeting, “The Past, Present, and Future of the HIV Inpatient Service & the Role of… [Read More]


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Do You Have a Back-to-School Safety Checklist?

Families are already back in the school routine, but it is good to check that proper precautions are taken to keep “safety first” on everyone’s mind. On the Way to School Before you cross the street, stop and look ALL ways… [Read More]


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September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month

African Americans and Hispanics at Heightened Risk for High Cholesterol and Heart Disease September marks National Cholesterol Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to test cholesterol levels and learn more about staying healthy. According to the American Heart Association,… [Read More]


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September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Early diagnosis key to sickle cell treatment One in 12 African Americans have sickle cell trait By Drs. Lilly Mathew, Lisa Giordano, and Dipti Dighe Pediatric Hematologists at Cook County Health & Hospitals System September marks the beginning of the… [Read More]