Will County Reports Sizable Tuberculosis Increase

International Travel Fueling TB Concerns in County, Worldwide

JOLIET – Active tuberculosis (TB) is on the rise in Will County and Sunny Hill TB Clinic Medical Director Dan Garganera M.D. suspects more local cases could be on the horizon.
Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Health Department Working To Prevent Similar Incidents

JOLIET -- Foodborne botulism illnesses are rare in the U.S., but a recent outbreak in central Ohio illustrates what can happen when contaminated food is served.

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Medical Reserve Corps Seeking Volunteers

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department is looking for a few good men, and a few good women too.

DOCTORS ENCOURAGE READING at CHILDREN'S CHECK-UPS

DOCTORS ENCOURAGE READING at CHILDREN'S CHECK-UPS

Reach out and Read Program Looks to Have Children Ready for School

Thanks to donated books and trained volunteers who read to the children while in the waiting room, families are encouraged to promote school success by including reading aloud as part of routine pediatric care and development. 

Fundraiser Benefits Will County Reach Out and Read Program

Fundraiser Benefits Will County Reach Out and Read Program

Local Early Literacy Project Provides Free Books to Pediatric Clients

JOLIET – Funds provided by Reach Out and Read Illinois are helping the Will County Community Health Center’s award-winning Reach Out and Read (ROR) program promotes early childhood literacy mission.

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline Can Help People Quit Using All Forms of Tobacco

JOLIET – Smokeless tobacco is a known cause of oral cancer, and it is associated with recession of the gums, gum disease and tooth decay. The Will County Health Department proudly refers Will County residents to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and encourages area residents to use this free service if they are ready to create a plan to quit using tobacco.
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