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Kendall County Health News

  1. 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 […]

  2. Pets: Purr-fect healthy additions to your life

    March 15, 2017

    “More than half of U.S. households have a pet, and almost 50 percent of those have more than one. There’s good reason for that: Our furry, fuzzy, feathered and scaled friends provide years of companionship for people (and sometimes each other).” Learn more about how pets are an indicator of better health here.

  3. Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again

    March 8, 2017

    Posted By Bill Marler on February 23, 2017I guess there is no “two strikes you’re out?”Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery has announced another recall of its raw milk. The Washington State Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the E. coli contamination in a sample of the dairy’s raw milk, according to the recall notice. Although the implicated […]

  4. Time for Tick Bite Prevention

    March 7, 2017

    The Kendall County Health Department is warning county residents to begin tick prevention practices now. Due to unseasonably warm temperatures in Illinois, the health department conducted a tick drag to monitor the presence of ticks as part of the Tick Surveillance Program. Recently, one surveillance drag yielded 9 adult deer ticks, which is the same […]

  5. Rising Suicide Among Adults Aged 40–64 Years

    March 6, 2017

    By: Katherine A. Hempstead, PhD, Julie A. Phillips, PhDSince 1999, suicide rates for middle-aged adults in the U.S. have risen approximately 40% but have remained stable for other age groups.1 One explanation for the rising suicide rates focuses on the detrimental effects that the economic downturn of 2007–2009, sometimes called the Great Recession, may have […]

  6. Managing Disasters at the County Level: A Focus on Flooding

    March 1, 2017

    Disasters – whether naturally occurring or man-made,1 foreseeable or unforeseeable – can have a profound impact on counties across the United States. In order to remain healthy, vibrant, safe and economically competitive, America’s counties must be able to anticipate and adapt to a myriad of changing physical, environmental, social and economic conditions. The National Oceanic […]

  7. Protecting Your Health from Climate Change Impact

    February 27, 2017

    Impacts of climate change can influence one’s physical, mental, and/or socio-economic health and well-being. Such impacts include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation (flooding, drought), and increases in the frequency or intensity of extreme weather events (tornadic activity); they influence our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, […]

  8. The Power of Your Pancreas: Keep Your Digestive Juice Flowing

    February 21, 2017

    By NIH News in HealthHow much you eat alters more than your waistline. It also affects your body’s organs, starting with your pancreas. With each bite, your pancreas must release enough digestive juices and hormones for you to benefit from the food you eat. Putting too much stress on your pancreas—by too much eating, drinking, […]

  9. Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010–2015

    February 13, 2017

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  10. Seoul Virus Outbreak with Pet Rats

    February 6, 2017

    Dr. Julia Whittington, who is a doctor for pet rats, birds, bunnies, and more when she is not leading the Wildlife Medical Clinic, shares about the recent Seoul virus outbreak linked to pet rats and what rat owners should know. To learn more, watch the interview here.

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