Illinois Department of Public Health

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Tdap Vaccine Required For Illinois Preteens, Teens

It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.

08/06/2013

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

American Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers For New Study

The American Cancer Society wants you! It’s looking for 300,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65, and who are cancer-free, to enroll in a 20-year study that seeks to answer the question, “what causes cancer?”

07/17/2013

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State Looking Into Case Of Listeria Tied To Cheese

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging consumers who may have purchased Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer, to dispose of it, as it has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.

07/04/2013

Sacred Heart Hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd. in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sacred Heart Hospital Effectively Shuts Down

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – an arm of the federal government which monitors hospitals – confirms for Newsradio that Sacred Heart Hospital has “discharged and/or transferred all of their patients effective today.”

07/01/2013

Caduceus

Northwestern Hospital Patient Getting Anti-Rabies Shots After Transplant

An Illinois organ transplant recipient is receiving anti-rabies shots after another recipient from the same donor died of the disease.

03/15/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Death Toll Reaches 50 In Illinois

Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.

01/18/2013

Smoking

Plenty Of Reasons For Smokers To Kick The Habit In New Year

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, there are a number of incentives.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2012

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Vaccinations Mandated For Students Entering Grades 6, 9

Students entering grades 6 and 9 in Illinois have until Oct. 15 to be vaccinated for whooping cough.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Doctor Generic

Illinois Sees First Case Of New Swine Flu Strain

State health officials have confirmed Illinois’ first case of Swine Flu this year.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Ordered To Continue Providing Bottled Water

A court order issued Friday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue supplying bottled water to residents who request it, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.

07/29/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Hot, Dry Weather Has West Nile Mosquitos Out Early

The common house mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus, are out in full force about three weeks early, because of a warm winter and the current hot and relatively dry conditions, which promote their development.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Warm Weather Prompts Early West Nile Testing

Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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Report: Nursing Home Didn’t Report Fight That Later Led To Death

A published report says an Oak Park nursing home failed to report a fight between two residents that left an Alzheimer’s patient dead earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

An unidentified South Side street after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: Keno/Photo via email)

Time Is Now To Prepare For Winter’s Worst

Illinois health officials say even though the official start of winter is weeks off, it’s time to prepare for severe winter weather.

11/14/2011

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State Closes Hundreds Of Pools Over Drain Covers

Hundreds of pools across Illinois have been closed by the state, after state inspectors found them in violation of federal drain regulations.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

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Hundreds Of Public Pools Could Close Over Drain Issues

About 400 public pools in Illinois have yet to meet new drain safety requirements and could be forced to close on Saturday if they don’t make the necessary modifications.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

(Photo Illustration by David McNew/Getty Images)

Efforts To Legalize Drug Recycling Stalled In Illinois

Laura Redman inherited 13 vials containing hundreds of pills after her mother died of Lou Gehrig’s disease. With legislation that would allow the recycling of medication stalled in Illinois, there was nothing she could do with it.

08/20/2011

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Palatine Man Tests Positive For West Nile

An elderly northwest suburban man is the first to be diagnosed this year in the Chicago area with West Nile-related diseases.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Ground turkey (CBS File Photo)

Tainted Turkey Linked To 7 Salmonella Cases In Illinois

A salmonella outbreak involving ground turkey has hit Illinois and 25 other states. So far, 77 people have become ill, 7 of them in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Papaya

Warning On Papaya From Mexico, Link To Salmonella

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people to avoid buying papaya from Mexico right now because several illnesses have been linked to the fruit.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

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