NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
SPRINGFIELD - July 30, 2014.
Immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During August, National Immunization Awareness Month, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck encourages people to speak with their health care provider, not only about vaccines needed for children, but for adults as well.
2014 FISH ADVISORY
SPRINGFIELD - July 25, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the 2014 consumption advisories for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more or less contaminated.
VPTF WILL DISCUSS STRATEGIES TO CURB YOUTH VIOLENCE
CHICAGO - July 21, 2014.
The Violence Prevention Task Force will hear presentations addressing gun violence from two community advocacy groups and discuss plans to host town hall meetings at its next committee meeting.
FOURTH OF JULY AND SUMMER SAFETY HEALTH TIPS
CHICAGO - July 2, 2014.
As we head into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck reminds us of the following health tips to help avoid injury and illness during the summer.
IDPH ADDS A TEST TO NEWBORN SCREENING
SPRINGFIELD - June 16, 2014.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck today announced that IDPH is now testing all babies born in Illinois hospitals for severe combined immunodeficiency and other immunodeficiencies.
IDPH PARTNERS WITH "REAL MEN COOK" AT FATHER'S DAY EVENT
CHICAGO - June 11, 2014.
National Men’s Health Week is June 9 – 15. This annual health observance is celebrated every June with a goal to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
FIRST WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE IN ILLINOIS FOR 2014 REPORTED
SPRINGFIELD - June 4, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive bird and mosquito batch reported in Illinois for 2014.
MYPOCKETNURSE WINS GRAND PRIZE AT HEALTH CONFERENCE
CHICAGO - June 3, 2014.
It was a day brimming with innovation, excitement and interaction around creative solutions to everyday health care problems as Chicago Health 2.0 hosted its “Make-a-thon” competition at their 2014 Spring Conference.
EMOND RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN PEDIATRIC CARE
CHICAGO - May 28, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children program honored Elizabeth “Sue” Emond, RN, BSN, TNS, CEN, with a special pediatric care Clinical Excellence award for her contributions to childhood care.
STATEMENT ON RESIDENT NOT INFECTED WITH MERS-COV
CHICAGO - May 28, 2014.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that after conducting more definitive laboratory tests, it found the Illinois resident was not infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) while having a business meeting with the man later hospitalized in Indiana with MERS-CoV.