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Dear Community Members,

AD_Amaal

Welcome to the Kendall County Health Department information pages.  We have organized our programs, our services, and well being information that is relevant to quality of life matters for our community members.  Several community partners have also contributed to the development of a 2021  MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) priorities and related vision statement:

  • Increase community population opportunities for access to oral health  care
  • Decrease community population potential exposure to Lyme Disease
  • Connect seniors to assets that reduce socio-economic duress and support mental health

Complete health includes social well being, mental health, environmental health, and physical health.  To this end; we aspire to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower citizens of Kendall County to make healthy choices.

(Kendall County Community MAPP Partners, 11/15)

I would like to invite you to speak with me about your input,  insights, or questions with regard to this important work. I would also be honored to speak with you about your input,  insights, and reflections with regard to any of the information on our web site.  Feel free to contact me at (630) 553-8097.

Peace, Amaal 

Wellness Alerts

Asthma and Its Environmental Triggers

July 12th, 2017

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung. This inflammatory process can occur along the entire airway from the nose to the lung. Once the airway becomes swollen and inflamed, it becomes narrower, and less air gets through to the lung tissue. This causes symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. During an asthma attack, the muscles around the airways tighten up and the asthma symptoms become even worse than usual.

Once considered a minor ailment, asthma is now the most common chronic disorder in childhood. The prevalence of asthma has progressively increased over the past 15 years. In the United States alone, nearly 40 million people — 13.3 percent of adults and 13.8 percent of children — have been diagnosed with asthma.

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Getting It Straight: Improve Your Posture for Better Health

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Vaccines Save Lives and Are Safe

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month as a reminder...

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Updated Interim Guidance for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

In accordance with new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) July 25, 2017, the IDPH is updating laboratory testing recommendations...

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Among children born during 1994-2013, vaccination will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes. #NIAM17
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The U.S. currently has the safest vaccine supply in its history. Vaccines are rigorously tested and continuously monitored for possible side effects. http://ow.ly/S3rM30ejGTv
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Adults need vaccines too! Check out CDC’s recommended adult immunization schedule. http://ow.ly/ia5b30ejGQn

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