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The theme for 2023 National Burn Awareness Week is “Scalds: Hot Liquids Burn Like Fire.” Hot liquids, like tea and coffe...
02/06/2023

The theme for 2023 National Burn Awareness Week is “Scalds: Hot Liquids Burn Like Fire.” Hot liquids, like tea and coffee, steam and hot bath water can cause serious injury in minutes.

Today is World Cancer Day. Take advantage of cancer screenings by staying up to date with annual mammograms, Pap tests a...
02/04/2023

Today is World Cancer Day. Take advantage of cancer screenings by staying up to date with annual mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies. Schedule an appointment now: 312-864-0200.

In recognition of the importance of heart health, the first Friday of American Heart Month is National Wear Red Day. Coo...
02/03/2023

In recognition of the importance of heart health, the first Friday of American Heart Month is National Wear Red Day. Cook County Health showed support and raised awareness for heart disease today!

02/03/2023

Cook County Health cardiologist Dr. Yasmeen Golzar talks about and .

Cook County Health’s cardiology team, including chair Dr. Rami Doukky, is showing heart for the American Heart Associati...
02/03/2023

Cook County Health’s cardiology team, including chair Dr. Rami Doukky, is showing heart for the American Heart Association’s . ❤️❤️❤️

For , Cook County Health celebrates Dr. Mary Elizabeth Bates, who in 1881 became the first female intern at Cook County ...
02/03/2023

For , Cook County Health celebrates Dr. Mary Elizabeth Bates, who in 1881 became the first female intern at Cook County Hospital. She was a fierce advocate for women and children's rights. Today, we celebrate all our female physicians who continue her legacy in advocating for Cook County patients.

02/03/2023

In freezing temperatures, frostbite can set in quickly. If you know someone who needs to get out of the cold, check out Chicago and Cook County warming shelters.

For suburban Cook County sites, visit: cookgov.me/StayWarm

City of Chicago sites can be found at: chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_warming_centers.html

Controlling your blood pressure is a key part of having a healthy heart. Learn more about Cook County Health's work with...
02/02/2023
Empowered by data, more Chicago patients achieved BP control

Controlling your blood pressure is a key part of having a healthy heart. Learn more about Cook County Health's work with the American Medical Association to help patients improve their blood pressure numbers.

Learn how Cook County Health improved BP control in historically marginalized communities during a deadlier phase of the pandemic.

Grab that favorite red shirt and show some support and raise awareness for heart disease tomorrow, February 3rd for !
02/02/2023

Grab that favorite red shirt and show some support and raise awareness for heart disease tomorrow, February 3rd for !

On this first day of , Cook County Health celebrates the many contributions African Americans have made to the history o...
02/01/2023

On this first day of , Cook County Health celebrates the many contributions African Americans have made to the history of the health system. In their honor, we continue our work towards health equity in Cook County.

February is ! Devoting some time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting your heart health. S...
02/01/2023

February is ! Devoting some time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting your heart health. Self-care, like moving more, preparing healthier meals, and getting quality sleep, helps .

In honor of National Blood Donor Month and Cook County Health being home to the first blood bank in the country, Dr. Cla...
01/31/2023
January is National Blood Donor Month, donations urgently needed in Cook County

In honor of National Blood Donor Month and Cook County Health being home to the first blood bank in the country, Dr. Claudia Fegan discussed the importance of blood donations with Fox 32 Chicago.

Donating blood is easy and you're helping to save a life. To find a location, visit https://www.aabb.org/for-donors-patients/give-blood.

January is National Blood Donor Month and Cook County is home to the world's first blood bank. Dr. Claudia Fegan, Cook County Chief Medical Officer, joined First at Four to discuss why blood donation is so important.

In freezing temperatures, frostbite can set in quickly. If you know someone who needs to get out of the cold, check out ...
01/31/2023

In freezing temperatures, frostbite can set in quickly. If you know someone who needs to get out of the cold, check out Chicago and Cook County warming shelters.

For suburban Cook County sites, visit: cookgov.me/StayWarm

City of Chicago sites can be found at: chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_warming_centers.html

January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month.Birth defects can happen for many reasons. Although not all birth defe...
01/30/2023

January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month.

Birth defects can happen for many reasons. Although not all birth defects can be prevented, people can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and adopting healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant.

El Dr. Lewis, de Cook County Health, hablo con Telemundo Chicago sobre los riesgos de palear la nieve sin precauciones. ...
01/28/2023
Médicos advierten de los riesgos de palear la nieve sin precauciones

El Dr. Lewis, de Cook County Health, hablo con Telemundo Chicago sobre los riesgos de palear la nieve sin precauciones. Nos cuenta que hay más visitas a las salas de emergencia durante esta temporada.

Hay una urgencia de tomar precaución para nuestra salud porque durante esta temporada hay más visitas a las salas de emergencia al intentar remover la nieve, según expertos. Te contamos los detalles.

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with this gluten-free cake recipe that's decadent, but low on calories.
01/27/2023

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with this gluten-free cake recipe that's decadent, but low on calories.

For  Month, Dr. Tate wants women to know these three things about bleeding after menopause. After 12 months without a pe...
01/26/2023

For Month, Dr. Tate wants women to know these three things about bleeding after menopause.

After 12 months without a period, the menstrual cycle does not start back up again. There is a common myth that this is just a return of your menstrual period. However, this is due to some other condition and must be evaluated by a gynecologist. Schedule an appointment now: 312-864-0200.

Anualmente en EEUU, cerca de 12,000 mujeres son diagnosticadas con cáncer de cuello uterino, por ello en el mes de conci...
01/26/2023
Mes de concientización sobre cáncer de cuello uterino: ¿qué tratamientos hay y cómo prevenirlo?

Anualmente en EEUU, cerca de 12,000 mujeres son diagnosticadas con cáncer de cuello uterino, por ello en el mes de concientización sobre la salud cervical el ginecólogo oncólogo de Cook County Health, Dr. Nieves, explica en Univision Chicago que este tipo de cancer es el que más se puede prevenir.

Anualmente en EEUU, cerca de 12,000 mujeres son diagnosticadas con cáncer de cuello uterino, por ello en el mes de concientización sobre la salud cervical el ginecólogo oncólogo del Hospital Stroger, Wilberto Nieves, explica que este tipo de tumores es el que más se puede prevenir por medio de ...

HAPPY NATIONAL IV NURSES DAY! Today we honor and appreciate these nursing professionals whose work is critical across a ...
01/25/2023

HAPPY NATIONAL IV NURSES DAY! Today we honor and appreciate these nursing professionals whose work is critical across a variety of settings in Cook County Health.

Cook County Health is hosting a Nursing Job Fair tomorrow, January 26. Join us! All interested applicants must submit an...
01/25/2023

Cook County Health is hosting a Nursing Job Fair tomorrow, January 26. Join us!

All interested applicants must submit an online application in advance to be considered. Visit https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobsearch.ftl and search “Hiring Fair” to apply and register for the event.

Please bring your resume and applicable certifications. The only opportunity to interview for these select positions will be at the Job Fair.

Thinking about going vegan this year? It’s important to make sure the diet is nutritious and well balanced. Make vegetab...
01/25/2023

Thinking about going vegan this year? It’s important to make sure the diet is nutritious and well balanced. Make vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes the focus of every meal.

Cook County Health reminds you to be safe when shoveling snow today. Follow these reminders from the American Heart Asso...
01/25/2023

Cook County Health reminds you to be safe when shoveling snow today. Follow these reminders from the American Heart Association

The combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. Protect your ❤️ with these tips:

❄️ Take frequent breaks when shoveling snow
❄️ Learn the heart attack warning signs & don’t wait to call 911
❄️ Don’t drink alcohol before or right after shoveling
❄️ Ask your doctor before exercising in the cold
❄️ Dress in layers of warm clothing & wear a hat
❄️ Know Hands-Only CPR

Check Your Neck! January is Thyroid Awareness Month.Thyroid issues can be diagnosed through a simple blood test. Schedul...
01/23/2023

Check Your Neck! January is Thyroid Awareness Month.
Thyroid issues can be diagnosed through a simple blood test. Schedule one now to get some answers.
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¡Revise su cuello! Enero es el Mes de Concientización sobre la Tiroides.

Los problemas de tiroides se pueden diagnosticar mediante un simple análisis de sangre. Programe uno ahora.

To all who celebrate on this Lunar New Year, Cook County Health wishes you a good year, good health and good memories fo...
01/22/2023

To all who celebrate on this Lunar New Year, Cook County Health wishes you a good year, good health and good memories for the new year. 🐇🧧🧧

On this date in 1891, Provident Hospital officially opened as Provident Hospital and Training School, led by the work of...
01/22/2023
Early Chicago: Hospital of Hope: Provident Hospital

On this date in 1891, Provident Hospital officially opened as Provident Hospital and Training School, led by the work of surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. The hospital was the first African-American-owned and operated hospital in the U.S. Learn more about Provident's history in this WTTW story.

In 1891, Provident Hospital opened its doors as the first black hospital in Chicago. Located in the heart of the South Side at 29th and Dearborn, the new 12-bed facility was christened by a capacity crowd of community members and African-American notables with spirited songs and speeches.

Los refuerzos de COVID actualizados ayudan a prevenir enfermedades graves, hospitalizaciones y muertes. Programe su cita...
01/21/2023

Los refuerzos de COVID actualizados ayudan a prevenir enfermedades graves, hospitalizaciones y muertes. Programe su cita en uno de los sitios de Cook County Health hoy. Los refuerzos están disponibles para personas mayores de 6 meses que recibieron su vacunación original o último refuerzo hace más de dos meses. Visite myshotcookcounty.com para más información.

The updated COVID boosters help prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death. Schedule your appointment at one of C...
01/21/2023

The updated COVID boosters help prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death. Schedule your appointment at one of Cook County Health's sites today. Boosters are available for those 6 months and older who are two months past their original vaccination or last booster. Visit myshotcookcounty.com for more info.

01/20/2023

It’s National Take a Walk Outdoors Day?! 🌳 Pick a safe place to walk and invite a friend to join you today. Walking helps lower blood glucose levels and boosts your body's sensitivity to insulin.🚶Share pictures from your walk today with us! 📸👇

Cook County Health is hosting a series of job fairs on Tuesday, January 24th and a Nursing job fair on Thursday, January...
01/20/2023

Cook County Health is hosting a series of job fairs on Tuesday, January 24th and a Nursing job fair on Thursday, January 26th. If you're interested in any of these roles, submit an online application prior to the event. On-site interviews and same-day contingent offers will be made.

Visit https://cookcountyhealth.org/join-our-team/ for more details.

Popcorn is a whole grain, high-fiber food that’s low on calories and high on crunch. For a tasty and filling snack, make...
01/19/2023

Popcorn is a whole grain, high-fiber food that’s low on calories and high on crunch. For a tasty and filling snack, make plain popcorn and season with olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

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Las palomitas de maíz son un alimento integral rico en fibra, bajo en calorías y alto en crujido. Para una botana sabrosa y abundante, prepare palomitas de maíz y sazone con aceite de oliva y una pizca de queso parmesano.

Cook County Health is hosting a Nursing Job Fair on Thursday, January 26. Join us! You must submit an online application...
01/18/2023

Cook County Health is hosting a Nursing Job Fair on Thursday, January 26. Join us! You must submit an online application to be considered. Visit the link to find out more information.

https://cookcountyhealth.org/join-our-team/

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Did you know that glaucoma is more prevalent among African American and Latino popu...
01/18/2023

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Did you know that glaucoma is more prevalent among African American and Latino populations?

There's no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment can often stop the damage and protect your vision. Protect your sight from glaucoma and get a comprehensive eye examination. Schedule your appointment now: 312-864-0200.

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El glaucoma es más frecuente entre poblaciones afroamericanas y latinas. No hay cura para el glaucoma, pero la detección temprana puede detener el progreso de la enfermedad y proteger su visión.

¡Proteja su vista del glaucoma y programe un examen médico completo de la vista hoy mismo! Llame al 312-864-0200.

Cook County Health is hiring Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. Join our job fair on January 24. You must submit an o...
01/17/2023

Cook County Health is hiring Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. Join our job fair on January 24. You must submit an online application to be considered. Visit the link to find out more information.

https://cookcountyhealth.org/join-our-team/

Join Cook County Health's Health Plan Services Job Fair on Tuesday, January 24. Onsite interviews & same-day contingent ...
01/17/2023

Join Cook County Health's Health Plan Services Job Fair on Tuesday, January 24. Onsite interviews & same-day contingent offers made while vacancies remain for Health Plan Services / County Care: Community Based Social Worker Care Coordinator, Care Coordinator Elderly and Social Work Transitional Care Coordinator. Visit https://cookcountyhealth.org/join-our-team/ for more details.

Cook County Health recognizes and honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. We can all reflect back on Dr. King's legacy ...
01/16/2023

Cook County Health recognizes and honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. We can all reflect back on Dr. King's legacy and follow his example to do what is right.

Todos los Centros de Salud Comunitarios y los sitios de prueba/vacunación de COVID de Cook County Health estarán cerrado...
01/16/2023

Todos los Centros de Salud Comunitarios y los sitios de prueba/vacunación de COVID de Cook County Health estarán cerrados el lunes 16 de enero en conmemoración del Día del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All Cook County Health Community Health Centers and COVID testing/vaccination sites will be closed on Monday, January 16...
01/16/2023

All Cook County Health Community Health Centers and COVID testing/vaccination sites will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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