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Kendall County Health News

  1. Flame Retardant Chemicals

    October 2, 2017

    Flame retardant chemicals are added to consumer products, such as furniture, clothing, baby products, and coverings for electronic devices, to reduce their flammability. Brominated flame retardants are a common class of chemicals that have been used widely and are associated with negative health effects such as cancer, thyroid problems, and interfering with children’s brain development. […]

  2. National Institutes of Health VideoCasting and Podcasting

    September 25, 2017

    Center for Information Technology broadcasts seminars, conferences, or meetings live for the National Institutes of Health or Department of Health and Human Services. Some events are recorded and made available for viewers to watch at their convenience as an on-demand video or a downloadable podcast. These broadcasts are available at https://videocast.nih.gov/default.asp. 

  3. Respiratory syncytial virus mortality among young children

    September 19, 2017

    “Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) continues to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children younger than 5 years across the globe. However, significant challenges remain in determining the epidemiology and aetiology of, and risk factors for, ALRI, severe ALRI, and death. These challenges include addressing a number of biases in […]

  4. Groundwater Depletion in Chicago’s Southwestern Suburbs

    September 4, 2017

    By: Devin H. Mannix, Daniel B. Abrams, George S. Roadcap, Daniel R. Hadley, and Walton R. Kelly”Sandstone aquifers in Illinois have been important sources of water for municipalities and industries since the mid-1800s, and remain important in Will, Kendall, Kane, and McHenry Counties (Figure 1a). Long-term withdrawals have resulted in declining groundwater levels (also known […]

  5. Funds Available for Energy Assistance

    August 30, 2017

    Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services, a division of the Kendall County Health Department has funds available for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The mission of LIHEAP is assist low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs by paying partial cold weather energy bills to prevent service interruptions. During the past 12 months, […]

  6. Mosquito Bite Prevention

    August 28, 2017


  7. Getting It Straight: Improve Your Posture for Better Health

    August 21, 2017

    By: NIH News in HealthSit up straight! This common request may have been how you first heard about posture, the way you hold your body. Posture isn’t just about how you look. How you position yourself can help or hurt your health over your lifetime.“Posture is not only about how well you sit, but how […]

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

    August 14, 2017
  9. 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 […]

  10. 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…

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