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Kendall County Health News

  1. Zika in the United States: The Growing Public Health Threat and the Critical Role of Local Response

    August 14, 2017
  2. Vaccines Save Lives and Are Safe

    August 3, 2017

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month as a reminder that vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from serious diseases like measles and whooping cough (pertussis).“Most young parents in […]

  3. Updated Interim Guidance for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

    August 2, 2017

    In accordance with new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) July 25, 2017, the IDPH is updating laboratory testing recommendations for pregnant women with a possible Zika virus exposure.Learn more…

  4. Ozone Basics

    July 24, 2017

    Ozone is a gas composed of three atoms of oxygen (O3). Ozone occurs both in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level. Ozone can be good or bad, depending on where it is found.Ozone in the air we breathe can harm our health. People most at risk from breathing air containing ozone include people […]

  5. Kendall County Electronics Recycling Event

    July 21, 2017

    Do you have an old printer, cell phone, computer monitor or other electronic device that you want to get rid of?On Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 8:00am to 12:00pm, the Kendall County Health Department will be hosting a free residential electronic waste collection event for Kendall County residents only at the Kendall County Government complex […]

  6. The Opioid Epidemic: An Overview of the Problem and Treatment Approaches

    Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. The Kendall County Health Department promotes protective factors to opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. To learn more, please click here.    

  7. Faith-based groups making climate, health a priority: Public health joins faith groups on food access, sustainability

    July 13, 2017

    By: Julia HaskinsAcross faith and religious traditions, worshipers are often taught that they have a moral obligation to take care of themselves, their communities and the planet. As climate change threatens communities in the U.S. and throughout the world, public health and faith-based groups are relying on each other to create a safer, healthier environment.Read […]

  8. Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

    July 6, 2017

    On June 29th, Kendall-Grundy Community Action Advisory Board members Jane Swinney and Kathy Braden, awarded 8 area students with Community Service Block Grant scholarships at its annual dinner at Maria’s restaurant in Morris, Illinois. The Scholarships are made possible by funding from Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The recipients were chosen on a […]

  9. Dealing with Drug Problems: Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse

    July 3, 2017

    By: NIH News in Health Drug abuse can be a painful experience—for the person who has the problem, and for family and friends who may feel helpless in the face of the disease. But there are things you can do if you know or suspect that someone close to you has a drug problem.Certain drugs can […]

  10. 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. […]

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