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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

Alcoholism: Know the Warning Signs?

Do you know the warning signs for alcoholism?  Or what to do if you spot them? “Alcoholism is more than having a few drinks occasionally with your friends.  It’s the inability to control or stop drinking due to a physical… [Read More]

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Tested and Treatment

April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day to call attention to the impact HIV/AIDS has had on young people in the United States. It is also a time to encourage young people to get educated on… [Read More]

It’s National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week, which runs from now until April 8, is a great time to remind Cook County residents that good public health practice starts at home. Maintaining a healthy diet can help you avoid or treat many chronic… [Read More]

Using Social Media to Try to Identify New HIV Prevention Strategies

Researchers from Cook County Health (CCH) are using social media to try to get a better understanding of what factors tend to predict who gets infected with HIV, in order to potentially develop new HIV prevention strategies. Using ads and other… [Read More]

Take Control of Your Kidney Health

Take Control of Your Kidney Health

March 8th is World Kidney Day. An estimated 1 in 3 people are at-risk for developing kidney disease. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the ninth leading cause of death in the United Stated, but Kidney disease can actually be prevented… [Read More]

Ways to Prevent High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Ruby Patterson was driving home from her job at Dominick’s when she had her first heart attack in 2007. She had a second heart attack last year. Both heart attacks were found to be the result of congestive heart failure,… [Read More]

Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

On January 31, 2018, Cook County began demolishing its Fantus Clinic, as part of its plan to renovate the Cook County Health’s central campus and surrounding area. A new 9-story, 282,000 square foot building is being constructed for CCH patients… [Read More]

Stroger and Provident Hospitals Implement Visitor Restrictions as Influenza Season Ramps Up

The Cook County Health has seen a significant increase in the number of confirmed influenza cases in its health care facilities and influenza-like illnesses reported to the Cook County Department of Public Health in suburban Cook County, an earlier spike… [Read More]

Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]


Watch Out for Frostbite As Chicago Area’s Temperature Drops

An unwelcome visitor has come to the Chicago area: bone-chillingly cold weather. With that comes an increased chance of getting frostbite, even if you’re just outside for a few minutes. Frostbite is an injury— almost like a burn—that can potentially… [Read More]