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Talk About Prescriptions Month

Since 1986, Talk About Prescriptions Month has provided an opportunity for patients, consumers, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the media to promote the value of high-quality communication to provide safe and appropriate medicine use. This health observance is sponsored by the… [Read More]


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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and remains the second leading cause of death among women. The good news is that death rates for… [Read More]


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A Stronger Pulse….Carvalho needs to give Cook’s Health System Intensive Care

A stronger pulse Carvalho, like Batts before him, needs to give Cook’s health system intensive care August 15, 2012 The independent panel that runs Cook County’s health system has a new chairman, David Carvalho. Chosen by his fellow board members… [Read More]


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CCHHS Recognizes National Immunization Month

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the time of year when parents prepare for their children’s return to school, students are heading off to college, and healthcare workers are preparing for the upcoming flu season. The… [Read More]


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CCHHS Physicians Provide Tips during Extreme Heat Wave

Cook County Emergency Department Physicians Urge Area Residents to Take Precautions During Extreme Heat   CHICAGO –The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Emergency Department Physicians are urging area residents to take extreme caution during this extreme heat wave.   Only… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Focuses on Affordable Care Act Upheld

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one… [Read More]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Urges Residents to Get Yourself Tested

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Aims to Test 5,000 Patients Get Yourself Tested Campaign kicks off April 4, 2011 CHICAGO— In response to the staggering rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among youth in the Chicagoland area, the Cook… [Read More]


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Cook County Springs into Health with New Worksite Wellness Initiative

  Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative   President Preckwinkle alongside Dr. Raju announced today a broad worksite wellness initiative, “Spring Into Health!” to engage Cook County’s 22,000 employees in a culture of health and fitness.  As part of… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju discusses Cook County Health System with Modern Healthcare

Inequality, in terms of access to care, is a problem both  in America and Dr. Ram Raju’s native India. Raju, CEO of the  government-run Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago, shared his  stories about how India’s caste system, which… [Read More]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Launches New Website

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced a newly launched website for all Cook County residents and patients. The up-to-date website www.cookcountyhhs.org will offer information on hospital locations, health news, patient services, and special news & events. The website serves as an… [Read More]