Will County Board of Health Looking for a New Member

Will County Board of Health Looking for a New Member

A Representative for Eastern Will County

Contact the Will County Executive's Office if interested

CDC to Host First Diabetes and Obesity Conference

Diabetes and obesity have reached alarming rates in the United States. CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation and the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity are convening a national conference that will examine these issues and discuss ways to combat these illnesses through improving the environment, changing policies, building better health care systems, and helping individuals make lifestyle changes.

CDC Releases National Recommendations to Improve Health of Babies and Moms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with more than 35 federal, public and private partners, today released national recommendations designed to encourage women to take steps toward good health before becoming pregnant.

CDC Disease Detectives Highlight Findings from Recent Investigations

WHAT: 55th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference WHO: The CDC Disease Detectives will present findings from recent investigations, including these: outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis among river rafters in the Grand Canyon,outbreak of cryptosporidiosis associated with a recreational water spray park

CDC Invests $10 million for Research to Reduce Infections in Healthcare Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced an award of $10 million for new research to five academic centers as part of its Prevention Epicenter grant program, which supports efforts to develop and test innovative approaches to reducing infections in healthcare settings.

Fusarium Keratitis Update

As of May 5, 2006, CDC has received reports of 102 confirmed cases, 12 possible cases and 81 cases still under investigation from 31 U.S. states and territories. 65 reports include insufficient evidence to classify them as cases or carry other non-Fusarium diagnoses.

Birth and Fertility Rates for States by Hispanic Origin Subgroups: United States, 1990 and 2000

The report, from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, is the first-ever comprehensive look at birth and fertility rates among the growing U.S. Hispanic population, and contains detailed findings by state showing trends in births and fertility rates among Hispanics in the United States in 1990 and again in 2000. The data are based on U.S. Census Bureau information, which is collected every 10 years.

Thirteen Month Delay Between Evaluation and Autism Diagnosis in Children

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may experience a 13-month delay before they are diagnosed. A study in the April autism supplement of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics released today, found that children diagnosed in metropolitan Atlanta were initially evaluated at an average of 4 years of age but were not diagnosed with an ASD until an average of 5 years 1 month.

Fusarium Keratitis Update

As of May 12, 2006, CDC has received reports of 122 confirmed cases, 15 possible cases and 60 cases still under investigation from 33 U.S. states and territories. 75 reports include insufficient evidence to classify them as cases or carry other non-Fusarium diagnoses.

Fewer High School Students Engage in Health Risk Behaviors; Racial and Ethnic Differences Persist

Fewer U.S. high school students are engaging in health risk behaviors compared to their counterparts from 15 years ago, according to the 2005 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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