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Kendall County Health News

  1. Keep Up With the Latest Rabies Surveillance Data

    October 15, 2018

    By: The Comprehensive Rabies ResourceA recent analysis by the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1 reinforces the critical need for continued vigilance and preparedness for human encounters with rabies-positive animals. These findings showcase the benefits of past efforts in the US to address rabies borne by domestic and certain wild animals. […]

  2. Recognizing an Opioid Overdose

    October 9, 2018
  3. Funds Available for Energy Assistance

    September 21, 2018

    Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services, a division of Kendall County Health Department, has funds available for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Percentage Income Payment Plan (PIPP). The mission for these energy assistance programs are to assist low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs by paying a portion of winter […]

  4. Tickborne Heartland Virus Case in Illinois


  5. What is Asthma?

    September 3, 2018

    By: National Institute of Environmental Health ServicesAsthma 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 […]

  6. For both men and women, pregnancy and alcohol are toxic mix

    August 27, 2018

    By: Texas A&M University, Science DailyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set off a firestorm of controversy this month when they suggested that women stop drinking alcohol if they are trying to get pregnant, or could get pregnant. Some people took this advice as the CDC prioritizing hypothetical, yet-to-be-conceived children over real women, […]

  7. EPA Scientists Collaborate with States to Protect Long Island Sound Air Quality

    August 20, 2018

    By: United States Environmental Protection AgencyExpansive views of land across water, gulls cawing, water lapping on the rocks: this is Long Island Sound. Despite its proximity to New York City and other major urban areas, a diverse array of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems dot this narrow land that stretches out toward the Atlantic Ocean.The unique […]

  8. National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017

    August 13, 2018

    By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The National Diabetes Statistics Report is a periodic publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides updated statistics about diabetes in the United States for a scientific audience. It includes information on prevalence and incidence of diabetes, prediabetes, risk factors for complications, acute and […]

  9. Researchers Identify Compounds that Reduce Abnormal Blood Vessel Growth in the Eye

    August 6, 2018

    By: National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesScientists have identified key compounds produced when the body metabolizes omega fatty acids that can reduce the severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice. By increasing these lipid metabolites and preventing them from degrading, the researchers reduced abnormal blood vessel growth, in part by regulating the movement of […]

  10. Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

    July 31, 2018

    By: U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationIs your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Your medicine is for you. What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else. You can dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines through a drug take back program — or you can do […]

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