SWIMMING SEASON – HOW TO AVOID WATER ILLNESSES
SPRINGFIELD – May 14, 2013.
As pools and beaches begin to open for the Memorial Day weekend, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, state public health director, is reminding people how to avoid getting sick while swimming.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EDUCATION MONTH
CHICAGO – May 14, 2013.
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month and the Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging healthy lifestyle changes to reduce diagnosis of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in Illinois.
AVOIDING TICKBORNE DISEASE
SPRINGFIELD – May 10, 2013.
As the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, it’s important to take precautions against tick bites and the illnesses they can carry, like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia and ehrlichiosis.
PATRICIA O'CONNOR RECEIVES PEDIATRIC CARE AWARD
WHEATON – May 8, 2013.
The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children program today honored Patricia O’Connor RN, M.Ed, ILCSN with a special pediatric care award for her contributions to childhood care.
AFTER THE FLOOD - STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY
SPRINGFIELD – April 26, 2013.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is urging residents in and around flooded areas to take precautions to help prevent disease and stay safe.
MOST PERTUSSIS CASES IN ILLINOIS SINCE 1950
SPRINGFIELD – April 17, 2013.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Illinois since 1950. Preliminary numbers show 2,026 cases of pertussis in Illinois residents in 2012.