Weekly Health Tip

Children are most vulnerable to accidental poisonings. Keep your family safe by poison-proofing your home!

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death… [Read More]


Don’t Text and Drive

Don’t Text and Drive

Texting while driving is against the law! Did you know that texting drivers are 23X more likely to crash?


Poison Help

Poison Help

When chemical, medicine, or household item accidents happen, call Poison Help @ 1-800-222-1222. Get help from a local poison expert! If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.


Turn Off Portable Heaters

Turn Off Portable Heaters

Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.


Food Safety

Food Safety

Make food safety a priority, no matter what the season. Keep food chilled. Always wash hands thoroughly before preparing and handling food.


Get a Flu Shot

Get a Flu Shot

There is still time to get a flu shot. Add a measure of protection for yourself and your family.


Kitchen Smoke Alarms

Kitchen Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms should be installed by the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from your stove.


Replace Smoke Alarms

Replace Smoke Alarms

Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.


Test Smoke Alarms

Test Smoke Alarms

Test smoke alarms every month; replace batteries regularly. Remember – roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.


Heating Equipment Safety

Heating Equipment Safety

Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like your furnace, wood stove, portable space heater or fireplace.