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Holiday Food Safety

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Recipe For Healthy Holiday Foods 

SPRINGFIELD – Starting with Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day, it’s the time of year for family dinners, parties, and other gatherings where food is served.  But the merriment can turn to misery if the food makes you sick.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 48 million people a year get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die.  


“While most healthy people who become sick with a foodborne illness, typically called food poisoning, will get better without seeing a doctor, others can experience severe illnesses,” said Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “By...
Last Updated on Monday, 20 November 2017 09:47 Read more...

Meningococcal B

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Meningococcal B is very rare, but also very devastating.  It can cause outbreaks in schools and on college campuses.  Students are usually vaccinated once someone has been identified with the illness. 

According the CDC Vaccine Information Sheet for Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine, anyone can get meningococcal disease, but certain people are at increased risk, including:Infants younger than one year oldAdolescents and young adults 16 through 23 years oldPeople with certain...
Last Updated on Friday, 03 November 2017 14:49 Read more...

Winter Weather Preparedness Month

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Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter PreparednessNovember is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Chilly temperatures experienced across the state recently are a reminder that the cold, snow and ice of Illinois winters aren’t far behind. To help people prepare for potentially dangerous winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies will...
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Zombie Preparedness Month

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Prepare for All Types of Disasters, Including

Zombie Apocalypse

Illinois Resolution Designated October ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’

SPRINGFIELD – With Halloween just around the corner, people throughout Illinois are pulling together costumes for their kids or themselves, buying candy for trick-or-treaters and preparing for a zombie apocalypse. Wait….a zombie apocalypse?

October was designated “Zombie Preparedness Month” by a resolution approved earlier this year by the...
Last Updated on Friday, 27 October 2017 08:41 Read more...

Concussion Discussion

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Concussion Discussion Lunch & Learn

The Concussion Discussion Lunch & Learn will take place at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, 1306 N Berkeley Avenue, Peoria, IL on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm.  Lunch will be served 11am – 11:30am.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, there were 2.5 million emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injury/concussion.   Jacinda Cornick, PA-C at OSF...
Last Updated on Friday, 27 October 2017 08:38 Read more...

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