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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 cells.  This causes sugar to build up in the blood.  If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including kidney failure, blindness, heart attacks, strokes and amputations. 

 

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OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS NOVEMBER 15TH

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OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS

NOVEMBER 15TH

 

Tazewell County Health Department and Get Covered Illinois want to help you enroll in a health insurance plan. Individuals and families can begin the enrollment process November 15, 2014 to obtain health coverage starting January 1, 2015.  Navigators will be available to answer questions from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on November 15th at:Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing, Morton Fondulac District Library, 400 Richland St, East...
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Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive.

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Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely.  Tazewell Teen Initiative (TTI) is reminding all drivers that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving because every Halloween there are still some people who...
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Illinois Department of Public Health Director Outlines Ebola Preparedness in Illinois

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October 20, 2014
Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Update on State’s Preparedness Efforts for Ebola

 

Governor Quinn Directs Agency to Assemble Ebola Preparedness Task Force, Announces Informational Hotline and Website

 

CHICAGO – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, joined by local health department, hospital, health care and emergency response officials, held a media briefing today to update the public about Ebola...
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Free Mammograms

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Free mammograms to Tazewell County women…click here for more information

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