Halloween Tips for Kids with Allergies or Asthma

Halloween Tips for Kids with Allergies or Asthma

Use a Teal Colored Pumpkin to Indicate You Have Safe, Non-Food Treats

“You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons – ghosts, goblins and witches – not allergies and asthma."
Obesity Related Cancer is On the Rise

Obesity Related Cancer is On the Rise

Forty Percent of All New U S Cancer Cases Diagnosed in 2014 were Obesity Related

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer.
Indiana Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis by Combining State Data

Indiana Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis by Combining State Data

Police, Hospitals, Pharmacies, and Others Contribute to the State's Online Opioid Data Center

Since 2013, Indiana has had the dubious distinction of leading the nation in pharmacy robberies, beating even California, which has six times its population.
Depression Awareness Month: "Awareness" of Both "Symptoms" and "Care That's Needed"

Depression Awareness Month: "Awareness" of Both "Symptoms" and "Care That's Needed"

Chronic Depression Often Co-Occurs with Chronic Anxiety

Awareness of the long term care that’s needed for someone diagnosed with depression is just as important as recognizing the symptoms themselves.
A Humorous Look at Taking Care of Your Health

A Humorous Look at Taking Care of Your Health

Samuel Lawton Gives Common Sense Advice

From the park bench, to the beach, to the doctor's office.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Important to Know Your Family's History

Dr. Jennifer Byrd, Chief Medical Officer for the Will County Community Health Center at the Health Department, says there’s a major factor that determines when women should starts putting this on their schedule.
Complete Dental Hygiene: It's More than Just Brushing Your Teeth

Complete Dental Hygiene: It's More than Just Brushing Your Teeth

Stop the Bacteria Before it Goes Elsewhere in Your Body

October is “National Dental Hygiene Month.” What should the words “dental hygiene” make us think about?
Three More WNV-Positive Mosquito Batches Bring Health Dept's Season Total to 50

Three More WNV-Positive Mosquito Batches Bring Health Dept's Season Total to 50

Total Samples Tested for Year at 216, as We Await First Frost

Positive samples from the Manhattan trap on 9/14, from the Bolingbrook Trout Fish Farm trap on 9/15, and from the Plainfield trap on 9/25.
Will County's MAPP Collaborative to Unveil New Community Health Implementation Plan

Will County's MAPP Collaborative to Unveil New Community Health Implementation Plan

Focusing on Access to Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Chronic Disease Care

Set for 8 AM to 2 PM Friday the 6th at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.
Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps Helps Feed the Joshua Arms Seniors

Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps Helps Feed the Joshua Arms Seniors

Northern Illinois Food Bank Supplies Food Paid for by Presence St. Joseph Medical Center

Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corps, Senior Services of Will County, and the Northern Illinois Food Bank teamed up to make it all happen.
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