Valentine’s Day dangers for pets

Chocolate and flowers are both toxic information provided by North Central Veterinary Emergency Center HIGHLAND, Ind. (February 8, 2018) – As Valentine’s Day approaches, veterinarians and other pet specialists are reminding pet owners about the dangers to pets that accompany the holiday. Chocolate Chocolate is toxic to both cats and dogs, although cats will seldom … Read more

Black HIV infections cut almost in half in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is joining organizations, partners, advocates, and individuals around the state to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. From 2000 to 2015, the rate of HIV infection … Read more

IDPH says it’s not too late to get a flu shot

Vaccines available at both Lansing Walgreens information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 30, 2018) – The influenza activity level in Illinois remains widespread. The most recent report (click for details) from IDPH shows 1,032 influenza-related ICU admissions, 2 influenza-related pediatric deaths, and 285 influenza outbreaks. This report is updated … Read more

IEMA encourages residents to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ in 2018

Preparedness and safety topics to be highlighted each month information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 29, 2017) – Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, blizzards, and other disasters across the U.S. in 2017 highlighted the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. As the New Year begins, the Illinois Emergency Management … Read more

Ingalls Wound Center actively enrolling people for clinical trial

Information provided by Ingalls News HARVEY, Ill. (December 2017) – The Ingalls Wound Center is the first in Illinois to offer a clinical trial investigating the emerging treatment of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to heal chronic, non-healing wounds. Led by principal investigator Michael Romberg, M.D., general surgeon and wound care specialist, the study is examining the … Read more

Visitor restrictions in place due to flu

Franciscan Hospitals in Northwest Indiana announce safety measures information provided by Franciscan Health NORTHWEST, Ind. (December 2017) – Influenza activity has increased in our Northwest Indiana area. Franciscan Health hospitals in Dyer, Crown Point, Hammond and Munster have instituted visitor restrictions to ensure the safety of the patients, their families, and hospital staff. Visitor restrictions … Read more