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Kendall County Health News

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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.

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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