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The Will County Health Department is the proud recipient of two new awards.
Gold level American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite award.
Silver recipient of the Illinois Healthy Worksite designation from 2015 to 2018.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.
Many adults have prediabetes, which means their blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. If you have it, research shows that you can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Weight loss and physical activity are among them.
Consider participating in a Diabetes Prevention Program led by the CDC. It can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58%. Click the healthfinder.gov button for more.
Fall means family outings to pumpkin patches and apple orchards. A refreshing, thirst quenching cup of apple cider is a typical tradition for this time of year. Apple cider (also called sweet cider or soft cider) is the name used in the United States and parts of Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples. Once widely pressed at farmsteads and local mills, apple cider is easy and inexpensive to make. It is typically opaque due to fine apple particles in suspension and generally tangier than conventional filtered apple juice, depending on the apples used. Today, most cider is treated or pasteurized to kill bacteria and extend its shelf life, but untreated cider can still be found. In either form apple cider is a seasonally produced drink of limited shelf-life that is typically available only in autumn.
JOLIET – As flu season approaches, the Will County Health Department officials would like to remind residents how important flu shots can be to maintaining one’s health. The health department is now offering flu shots for all ages at its locations in Joliet, Bolingbrook and Monee.
JOLIET – The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative is proud to announce the launch of “Rethink Your Drink”, an educational campaign to encourage residents to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. The campaign is sponsored by the MAPP Chronic Care Action team and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet. One can of soda contains more than the recommended daily sugar intake for an adult.
JOLIET – Unnecessary emergency room (ER) visits cost area consumers billions of dollars during 2015, but a new initiative championed by Will County’s Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships Collaborative (MAPP), is designed to reduce healthcare costs.
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Joliet, IL 60433
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Joliet, IL 60433
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