JOLIET – A recent Saturday morning meeting in the Will County Health Department’s Community Room was packed with Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members increasing their knowledge of radon, the dangerous gas from decaying uranium that can make its way into our homes.
JOLIET-- In our second profile in a series about the people in the Will County Health Department, we take a look at someone who came to a fork in the road; and in the words of Yogi Berri, “took it.”
Joliet- As Dental Health Month begins, Will County Health Department Community Health Center Dental Director Dr. Sangita Garg says the goal of her department is to bring in children as young as one year of age, when their teeth are just coming in.
Joliet- All Will County residents are invited to take an online survey about the quality of life in Will County.
Joliet- The Will County Health Department Wellness Committee will once again be encouraging everyone to wear red, think healthy hearts, and eat healthy food with their National Wear Red Day Oatmeal Bar.
Joliet- Are you still looking to escape the winter? If that’s on your agenda, checking into travel vaccinations should be on your agenda as well.
Joliet- Despite recent reports of Norovirus in Kane County and a bit of a rise in overall Will County influenza numbers the last two weeks of December, the current flu season is being described as “average.”
Joliet- January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. But for many of those that work in the Will County Health Department it’s a battle they fight every day of the year.
Joliet- Will County Health Department Epidemiology & Infectious Disease Coordinator Dr. Alpesh Patel says it is the common season for illnesses like Norovirus, which recently was reported in some Kane County Schools, with St. Charles East High School having to cancel classes for a couple of days.
Joliet- The Will County Health Department is offering its support for a newly announced partnership between Silver Cross Hospital and US HealthVest, LLC; the parent company of Chicago Behavioral Hospital. This plan calls for a 100-bed psychiatric hospital on the Silver Cross campus in New Lenox, to be named Silver Oaks Hospital.
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Vic Reato, Media Services Manager