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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:46

February is American Heart Month

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Heart Disease Takes the Lives of 1in 4 People Each Year


Learn the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease during American Heart Month


SPRINGFIELD – February is American Heart Month and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. encourages everyone to reduce their risk of heart disease and learn the warning signs of a heart attack.


“Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Illinois and the United...
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:33

Radon Action Month Contests

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January 6, 2015

IEMA Encourages People to Test Homes for Radon During Radon Action Month in January

Announces annual contests to promote awareness of radon health risks  

SPRINGFIELD – Cold weather might put a damper on outdoor activities, but according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency it’s a great time to test your home for cancer-causing radon gas that has been found in nearly 40 percent of Illinois homes tested.  IEMA is encouraging people to test for radon...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:11

Flu Vaccine available

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Flu Vaccine available

Quadrivalent vaccine offers protection against 4 strains of the flu, A/H3N2, A/H1N1, and 2 strains of influenza B. Quadrivalent vaccines are available in:Traditional flu shots, approved for anyone 6 months and olderNasal spray, approved for healthy people from 2-49, except

The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu this season. If you get the flu vaccine, you are 60% less likely to need treatment for the flu by a healthcare provider. Getting the vaccine has...

State Health Department Promotes Diabetes Awareness and Prevention

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State Health Department Promotes Diabetes Awareness and Prevention


CHICAGO –This November, American Diabetes Month, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is encouraging everyone to learn their risk factors for diabetes and how to reduce or eliminate them.  


Diabetes is a serious chronic disease caused when blood sugar (glucose) levels are above normal and a hormone called insulin is not able to help glucose get into the...

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