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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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National Geographic on Cook County Trauma Unit: Bullet Wound

Its the real-life Greys Anatomy in Chicago. Every day, a team of idealistic young doctors rides the El to Chicagos gritty southwest side. But no amount of reading can prepare them for the most challenging test of their lives a… [Read More]


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National Geographic on Cook County Trauma Unit – Shooting Survivor

Its the real-life Greys Anatomy in Chicago. Every day, a team of idealistic young doctors rides the El to Chicagos gritty southwest side. But no amount of reading can prepare them for the most challenging test of their lives a… [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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LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving)

LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving) is a nutrition and wellness program for children and adolescents 7-21 years of age facilitated through the Pediatric Department’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and sponsored by the… [Read More]


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CCH 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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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 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]