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Cook County Health Encourages Residents to Get a Flu Shot

Flu season has already begun, with one pediatric and two adult deaths reported in the U.S. The intensity of the illness made last year’s flu season the worst since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, with thousands of cases across… [Read More]


Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Roy Johnson woke up from a nap one evening and panicked when he realized he suddenly couldn’t see anything. “It was like a cloud was over my face. I had to feel my way to my neighbors’ house to get… [Read More]


How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy When You’re Diabetic

Mother’s Day isn’t just a celebration of moms and their children. It’s also a time to celebrate expectant moms and promote healthy pregnancy. In particular, being pregnant when you also have diabetes can increase your chance of having complications for… [Read More]


Provident Hospital: 4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair

Cook County Health’s Provident Hospital is hosting a “4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair” on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the event, men can get free screening or lab work for several health… [Read More]


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CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health’s (CCH) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker. My social worker… [Read More]


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An Open Letter to Our Patients and the Communities We Serve

An open letter to our patients, community members, staff and elected officials, Recently, our country has faced challenges that seem contradictory to the principles on which our nation was founded. Access to health care for millions of Americans hangs in… [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 (CCH), 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 and lasting commitment… [Read More]


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Fall Can Trigger Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

The leaves are beginning to turn, the cooler days of fall are upon us and that could trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially for children who have returned to the classroom. Physicians at the Cook County Health say fall is… [Read More]


Life Safety Appointments

CCH Appoints New Directors to Lead Security and Life Safety Departments

The Cook County Health has appointed Richard Cinfio as the new Director of Public Safety & Security and Lezah Brown-Ellington, PhD, MSPH, CHMM, to the position of Director of Life Safety. Rich Cinfio comes to CCH from California where for… [Read More]