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IDPH reports first mosquitoes to test positive For West Nile Virus

No human cases reported so far this year information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – The Illinois Department...

Air Pollution Action Day Alert issued for Saturday, May 26

Conditions likely to continue through Memorial Day weekend information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency CHICAGO, Ill. (May 25, 2018) – The Illinois Environmental Protection...

Updated Illinois sport fish consumption advisory

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for...

Pendants may cause radiation exposure

IEMA informs consumers information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 15, 2018) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is informing consumers...

Ticks and mosquitos: avoiding the diseases they spread

Lyme disease, spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and West Nile virus are carried by ticks and mosquitos information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill....

Synthetic cannabinoids cause two Chicago-area deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 2, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a second individual who experienced severe...

IDPH issues warning about synthetic cannabinoids

Six cases of severe bleeding reported information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public...

Walgreens now offering new shingles vaccine

Shingrix® recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthy adults aged 50 years and over information provided by Walgreens newsroom DEERFIELD, Ill. (March...

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...

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)...

Lansing resident starts new Alpha-1 support group

Saturday, March 10, 11:00am–2:00pm, in Dyer, Indiana by Melanie Jongsma DYER, Ind. (February 9, 2018) - Dawn Bailey is bringing Alpha-1 support a little closer to...

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...

Fall prevention is focus of Senior Day at Walgreens stores

Nationwide, Tuesday, February 6 information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (January 30, 2018) - To reduce risk of injury from tripping and falling, Walgreens will offer...

Making New Year’s resolutions stick

by Timothy McManus, PsyD. Neuropsychologist with Ingalls Health System HARVEY, Ill. (January 2018) - According to a Journal of Clinical Psychology study, about 20% of...

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,...