Will County Health Board Officers Retain Positions for Another Year

Will County Health Board Officers Retain Positions for Another Year

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Member-at-Large Remain the Same

James Zelko, former Health Department Executive Director, will continue to serve as Health Board President.
Antibiotics: You Don't Always Need Them

Antibiotics: You Don't Always Need Them

U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week, Nov 13-19

Antibiotics are used incorrectly or unnecessarily more than 50 percent of the time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Holiday Food Safety: The Basics and Everything Else

Holiday Food Safety: The Basics and Everything Else

Four Key Areas: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

There may be some tips that make people say, “Oh, I never thought of that!”
Health Literacy: A Two-Way Street for Healthcare's Future

Health Literacy: A Two-Way Street for Healthcare's Future

Key Component: Education of Future Young Adults

What exactly is “health literacy,” and why is it important for healthcare’s future?
DuPage Co Health Dept Supports CDC's New "Be Antibiotics Aware" Effort

DuPage Co Health Dept Supports CDC's New "Be Antibiotics Aware" Effort

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: Nov 13th to 19th

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 die as a result.
Will County Health Department Teammates Combine to Offer HIV PrEP Clinic

Will County Health Department Teammates Combine to Offer HIV PrEP Clinic

Follow-Up Visits Required for this Program

The drug Truvada, approved by the FDA for helping prevent HIV in 2012, is a major cog in this battle.
Flu Season: No Surprises Thus Far, But be Prepared

Flu Season: No Surprises Thus Far, But be Prepared

This Year's Flu Shot Serum Targets Three Strains

H1N1, eight years after 2009 scare, is now just one of many strains to watch.
Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Children Requires Keen Observance

Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Children Requires Keen Observance

The Problem Often Goes Beyond Old Lead Paint

"They might test high, but they’re in a new house, so it’s obviously not lead paint. That’s when you have to look at other factors, such as food or what it’s being cooked in.”
Health Department Stress-Free Zone Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

Health Department Stress-Free Zone Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

A Chance for Co-Workers to Unite and Build Strength

The event included yoga mats, pillows, relaxing chairs and footstools, special lighting; and also massages, refreshments, and prizes.
MAPP Led Cooperation Leads to Behavioral Hospital Groundbreaking

MAPP Led Cooperation Leads to Behavioral Hospital Groundbreaking

100-Bed Structure on Silver Cross Campus Set to Open in Early 2019

A partnership between Silver Cross and US Health Vest to build a new 100-bed behavioral health facility, Silver Oaks Hospital, is now in progress.
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