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August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. For many,… [Read More]


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Take Steps to Stay Safe In and Around Water

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. (Source: Centers for… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

Hill Hammock unanimously elected Chairman of the Board The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board at its annual meeting today elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Director Hill Hammock was unanimously elected chairman of the board, replacing David… [Read More]


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60% of Firework Injuries Occur around the July 4th Holiday Period

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. In the month surrounding the July 4th holiday, about 200 people per day are seen in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries. Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Names New CEO

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors today unanimously appointed John Jay Shannon, MD, as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Shannon’s start date as CEO will be June 29. He has served as the interim CEO for the… [Read More]


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Chicagoland Heavy Rain & Flooding Preparedness

Unexpected heavy rains have hit Cook County and the metropolitan Chicago area and more rain is expected for this week of June 23rd. In the event of flooding in your area, consider the following: Listen for news reports on radio… [Read More]


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June is National Safety Month – Emphasis on Your Home!

Since June is National Safety Month, this is a great time to make sure there aren’t any home safety hazards you might be overlooking – emphasis on keeping your children and any seniors who might be in your home, SAFE…. [Read More]


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June 27th is HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), held every year on June 27, began in 1995 to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis. The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) originally sponsored the observance. Now the U.S. Department of Health and… [Read More]



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CORE Center Researchers Present Findings at Conference

Several CORE Center researchers presented their study findings in Boston at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection (CROI), March 3-6, 2014. CROI brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies…. [Read More]