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Oak Forest Immediate Care Center Notice

Oak Forest Immediate Care Center Notice

Attention The Immediate Care Center at Oak Forest Health Center is no longer open. With locations across Cook County, you can connect with care that is close to you. We can help you select a medical home and schedule your appointment… [Read More]


CCHHS Offering Fresh Food Markets in South Suburban Cook County

Starting in summer, Fresh Food Markets are being hosted weekly at three Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) health centers in South Suburban Cook County. Black Oaks Center, a local nonprofit, is partnering with CCHHS to make fresh fruits and vegetables… [Read More]


Diabetes More Common Among Kids

Type 2 diabetes used to be rare among children and teens younger than 18.  But as a study highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that is no longer the case. The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study , funded… [Read More]


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Inadequate Access to Nutritious Food May Increase Stroke Risk Factors

Food insecurity – the state of being without reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable, nutritious food – may be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes for stroke victims, possibly putting them at greater risk… [Read More]


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What Women Should Know About Heart Disease

Did you know that women can have subtler, less recognizable signs of a heart attack than men?  Or that women face a higher cardiovascular disease risk after reaching menopause? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United… [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]


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Subtle Signs of Vision Problems for Kids

Parents, have you been noticing your child struggling in school these past weeks, but you can’t point to a reason why? It could be that your child is having trouble with their vision. Cook County Health & Hospitals System ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez… [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]


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Study Finds Improved Smoking Cessation Rates When Education Integrated with Routine Doctor Visits

Incorporating smoking cessation services into routine healthcare visits can have a positive impact on helping people quit smoking according to a new study by clinicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The study, published online in the… [Read More]


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Improving the Health of the Community One Celery Stalk at a Time

With her arms full of fresh fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Greater Chicago Food Depository FRESH Truck, Carmelita Dorsey was eager to get to her Blue Island home to prepare a big healthy salad for lunch. Dorsey was just… [Read More]