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Kendall County Health News

  1. Pebbles in Your Plumbing: Flushing Kidney Stones

    June 26, 2017

    By: NIH News in Health Have you ever heard that passing a kidney stone is more painful than giving birth? Each year, more than 1 million people in the U.S. rush to the emergency room with pain caused by a kidney stone.Kidney stones are hard, pebble-like pieces of material that form in one or both kidneys. […]

  2. A Special Thank You

    June 21, 2017

    The Kendall County Health Department would like to thank Board of Health President, Christina Cooper, and her family for the generous donation of a vehicle. This vehicle will be donated to an eligible Kendall County resident in need of transportation in order maintain self-sufficiency during a difficult time. These types of gifts are life changing […]

  3. Exploring associations between prenatal solvent exposures and teenage drug and alcohol use: a retrospective cohort study

    June 19, 2017

    AbstractBackground: Investigating the effects of prenatal and childhood exposures on behavioral health outcomes in adolescence is challenging given the lengthy period between the exposure and outcomes. We conducted a retrospective cohort study in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to evaluate the impact of prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water on the occurrence of […]

  4. Illinois Rural Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Assessment Newsletter, Issue #4

    June 12, 2017

    Please click here to view the Illinois Rural Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Assessment Newsletter, Issue #4.

  5. Understanding Depression

    May 19, 2017

    Depression is a mental disorder that is marked by a sad, empty, hopeless, or helpless mood that is present almost every day and lasts most of the day for at least two weeks. Everyone feels sad or anxious from time to time; however, the feelings associated with depression are far more intense and long lasting […]

  6. USDA Has Taken Actions to Reduce Risks but Needs a Plan to Evaluate Its Efforts

    May 15, 2017

    What GAO FoundWhen avian influenza outbreaks occur, they can have significant effects on human and animal health and the U.S. economy. With regard to human health, avian influenza rarely affects humans, but the World Health Organization estimates that two particular types of the virus have caused more than 2,100 human infections and more than 800 […]

  7. Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

    April 27, 2017

    1. Get a Kit of pet emergency supplies.Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water.Food: Keep at least three days of food in an airtight, waterproof container.Water: Store at least three days of water specifically for your pets, in addition to water […]

  8. Keep Your Voice Sound. How to Prevent and Avoid Voice Problems.

    April 10, 2017

    By: NIH News in HealthWhether answering the phone, chatting with coworkers, or even letting loose on karaoke nights, your voice helps you connect with others. It acts as a reflection of your personality, mood, and health. Experts estimate that nearly 18 million adults in the U.S. have voice problems. You can take steps to keep […]

  9. Painful Joints? Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Key

    April 6, 2017

    By: NIH News in HealthPainful, swollen, and stiff joints can be a sign of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms. The pain and stiffness can interfere with your life at home and at work. For some people, the disease is mild, but for others it can be disabling. Scientists continue to […]

  10. March 24 is World TB Day

    March 22, 2017

    March 24 is World TB (Tuberculosis) Day. It’s a good time to remember that although TB might be forgotten by most, it is not gone. In the early 1900s TB killed one out of every seven people living in the United States and Europe. Even though that is no longer the case, the Centers for […]

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