MARCH IS NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Screening Very Important for Those 50 and Older

With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Health Department is reminding everyone that a screening test is used to look for diseases when a person does not have current symptoms.
WORLD TB DAY REMINDS US: TUBERCULOSIS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE

WORLD TB DAY REMINDS US: TUBERCULOSIS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE

A Permanent Vaccine Continues to be Unlikely

YES, TB still exists; and NO, there is no permanent vaccine for it in the USA.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOLDS EVENT FOR DIABETES ALERT DAY

HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOLDS EVENT FOR DIABETES ALERT DAY

March 28 is Diabetes Alert Day

The Will County Health Department will hold a Diabetes Alert Day education event on March 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at the Will County Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue, Joliet, IL 60433).
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES RECEIVE CPR TRAINING

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES RECEIVE CPR TRAINING

Learning About What to Do Immediately; and Use of Automatic External Defibrilators

Will County Health Department Employees were shown the latest in "Friends and Family" CPR training during a recent visit by Second Chance Cardiac Solutions.
SIMPLE ACTIVITIES CAN HELP STAVE OFF MENTAL DECLINE

SIMPLE ACTIVITIES CAN HELP STAVE OFF MENTAL DECLINE

Study Shows Computer Use, Going to Movies, Other Social Activities Make Significant Difference

The key to lowering risk of mental decline continues to be mentally stimulating activities, according to a study involving subjects 70 or older.

MUMPS CASES IN COLLAR COUNTIES, BUT NO MUMPS ACTIVITY REPORTED LOCALLY

No Mumps Cases Have Been Reported in Will County after Recent Collar County Outbreak

Mumps cases have been reported at Barrington High School and Libertyville High School over the past week.  At this point, there are no reports of Will County cases.

E Coli Outbreak Spurs I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Recall

Company Voluntarily Recalls Products

SPRINGFIELD – The I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Company, headquartered in Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its SoyNut Butter products.

RECALL OF BEEF JERKY PRODUCTS DUE TO LACK OF INSPECTION

No Confirmed Reports of Adverse Reactions

One-hundred-51 pounds of beef jerky products have been recalled because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
HEROIN PROBLEM NATIONWIDE GETTING WORSE

HEROIN PROBLEM NATIONWIDE GETTING WORSE

U.S. Heroin Deaths Quadruple Over Five Year Period

The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the U.S. more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency increased.
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