Tickborne Heartland Virus Case In Illinois

Tickborne Heartland Virus Case In Illinois

Kankakee Resident Tests Positive

Still Very Important to Avoid Tick Bites as we Head into Fall.
Taking Action Against Diabetes: Local Programs Available

Taking Action Against Diabetes: Local Programs Available

CDC Says One in Eleven Currently have Diabetes

According to the IDPH Vital Statistics Report, 113 diabetes related deaths occurred in Will County in 2014.

U.S. burden of Alzheimer's disease, related dementias to double by 2060

The U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rates Up for 5 of the 12 Leading Causes of Death

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics today released Health, United States, 2017 – the 41st annual health of the nation report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the President and Congress. This report includes an in-depth special feature that spotlights mortality in America. It examines when, why, and where individuals are dying in the United States.

U.S. Challenges World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

U.S. challenges world to intensify global fight against antibiotic resistance by committing to the AMR Challenge. A pledge to this initiative means escalating government, civil society, and private industry efforts to save lives from antibiotic resistance—one of the world’s greatest public health threats—by developing new vaccines and drugs, and improving use of and access to current antibiotics; by improving infection prevention and control; by reducing antibiotic resistance in the...
Make a Gradual Dietary Change During Whole Grains Month

Make a Gradual Dietary Change During Whole Grains Month

A Tasty, Nutritious Part of Everyday Eating

Whole grains are an important and efficient source of energy for our bodies and part of a balanced diet.

CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic

CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data.
Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

One Person Had Physcial Contact with Bat

Bats need to be reported to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633.
Health Department Receives Silver and Bronze Awards for Healthy Workplace Efforts

Health Department Receives Silver and Bronze Awards for Healthy Workplace Efforts

Silver from MAPP, Bronze from American Health Association

Will receive Silver MAPP award at October 12th SIlver Cross Hospital Luncheon.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning and other dangers after a storm makes landfall

Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges. Carbon monoxide poisoning and driving through floodwaters cause injury and death after storms.
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