Non-occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Non-occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss

It’s hard to know when your hearing is damaged, unless you have a hearing test. About 1 out of 4 US adults who report excellent to good hearing already have hearing damage.

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long! - Media Advisory

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, many adults don’t hear as well as they think they do. About 40 million Americans ages 20 to 69 have hearing loss in one or both ears. Being around too much loud noise—like using a leaf blower or going to loud concerts - can cause permanent hearing loss.

CDC Assisting Illinois and Wisconsin Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based Rat-Breeding Facilities - Media Statement

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in the two states.

South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics - Press Release

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa from 2011–2014.

NIOSH launches hearing loss prevention app - Media Advisory

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new mobile application (app) for iOS devices that will measure sound levels in the workplace to help workers learn about their noise exposure and reduce the chances of hearing loss.
Board of Health Meetings 2017

Board of Health Meetings 2017

Agendas and Minutes

Here are the agendas and minutes of the Will County Board of Health for the year 2017.  In addition, any Coordinating and Executive Committee meetings will be listed here as well.

Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes - Press Release

A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.

CDC and SHAPE America Release New Resources to Improve Recess in Schools - Media Advisory

Strategies for Recess in Schools identifies 19 effective strategies schools can implement to increase student physical activity and academic achievement

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Transcript

What approaches from the Indian Health Service can be applied to other populations to reduce kidney failure and prevent diabetes deaths?
Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations - Press Release

Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetes in Native American populations - Press Release

Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.
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