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Kendall County Health News

  1. 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, […]

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

    February 13, 2017

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  3. 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.

  4. Facing Addiction in America

    “The United States has a serious substance misuse problem. Substance misuse is the use of alcohol or drugs in a manner, situation, amount, or frequency that could cause harm to the user or to those around them. Alcohol and drug misuse and related substance use disorders affect millions of Americans and impose enormous costs on […]

  5. Call the Right Play for the Super Bowl

    February 3, 2017

    SPRINGFIELD – Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most watched national sporting event this Sunday. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reminds you there is only one right play – pass your keys to a sober driver if you plan on drinking alcohol as part of your Super Bowl celebration.“This Super Bowl Sunday, […]

  6. Pregnancy and Beyond: Make Healthy Choices for Yourself and Your Baby

    January 30, 2017

    By NIH News in Health You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn. You’ll likely hear well-meaning advice from family, friends, and even total strangers. You may feel a mix of emotions. Whether you’re overjoyed or overwhelmed—or both—you can […]

  7. Making a Healthier Home: Cast Toxins From Your Living Space

    January 23, 2017

    By NIH News in Health Take a look around your home. Do you know what’s in your household goods and products? Some chemicals can harm your health if too much gets into your body. Becoming aware of potentially harmful substances and clearing them out can help keep you and your family healthy.“There’s a range of chemicals […]

  8. Fight Misuse and Make Antibiotics Matter

    January 16, 2017

    Click here to view in PDF.SPRINGFIELD – During Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is asking Illinoisans to learn how they can help prevent the misuse of life saving medications.“Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs.  However, up to 50 percent of all antibiotics prescribed are not needed […]

  9. Dangers of Radon Exposure in Your Home

    January 13, 2017

    Please click here to view in PDF.Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas produced by the decay of uranium found within our soil, a natural and expected occurrence. Kendall County’s geology is rich in uranium deposits, capable of producing high levels of radon gas. In the outdoor environment, radon gas readily escapes the ground, quickly […]

  10. Illinois Zika Virus Action Plan

    January 12, 2017

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) created this Zika Virus Action Plan Plan to outline the state’s efforts to prevent local transmission and to educate the public about transmission through travel and/or sexual contact. The plan outlines how IDPH environmental health, communicable disease, laboratory, preparedness and response, women’s health and family services, and communications […]

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