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Kendall County Health News

  1. Shake Out: Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions

    October 15, 2019
  2. The Student’s Guide to Nutrition

    October 14, 2019

    By: Best Colleges With unfettered access to buffet-style dining halls, campus sundae bars, late-night food delivery, and cheap ramen, it’s no surprise that so many students gain weight when they go to college. A nutritional study of public university freshman found that one in four students gained 10 pounds or more in their first year on campus. […]

  3. Water Quality after a Wildfire

    October 7, 2019

    By: U.S. Geological Survey About half of the water supply in the southwestern United States is supplied by water from forests, which generally yield higher quality water than any other source. Approximately 80 percent of the freshwater resources in the U.S. originate on forested land, and more than 3,400 public drinking-water systems are located in […]

  4. Concerns Explore Over New Health Risks of Vaping

    October 1, 2019

    By: Lindsey Konkel, Science News for Students When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers, some complained of bleeding mouths and throats. And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal. Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York. So he decided to investigate what the vapors inhaled from electronic cigarettes might be […]

  5. Bulging Veins: What to Do About Varicose Veins

    September 30, 2019

    By: NIH News in Health Are there bluish-purple or red lines popping out on your legs? Those could be varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just underneath the skin’s surface. They aren’t just a cosmetic issue. If they aren’t treated, they can also cause health problems. “By the age of 50, […]

  6. Funds Available for Energy Assistance

    September 23, 2019

    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 […]

  7. Period Problems: Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Other Issues

    By: NIH News in Health Getting your period is a fact of life for most women. But every woman’s period is different. So how do you know if yours is causing problems that it shouldn’t? Many girls and women get cramps, low back pain, fatigue, or discomfort with their periods. But some have pain so […]

  8. Gov. Pritzker, Illinois Department of Public Health Urge Residents Not to Vape as Investigation Moves Forward

    September 20, 2019

    Governor Supports Legislation to Ban Flavored Vaping Products in the Veto Session Illinois Department of Public Health is Conducting Survey to Learn More About Vaping Habits As the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to investigate respiratory illnesses associated with vaping, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike are urging members of […]

  9. Raw Milk Questions and Answers

    September 16, 2019

    By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. It can come from any animal. Raw milk can carry dangerous germs, such as Brucella, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella, which can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Read […]

  10. Invitation for Bid: Weatherization Bid Notice

    September 10, 2019

    Single Family, Mobile Home Architectural/ Single Family, Mobile Home HVAC Labor and Material Kendall Grundy Community Action, a unit of the Kendall County Health Department will be accepting proposals from contractors interested in participating in the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program during the period of Oct 24, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Bid packages will […]

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