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Kendall County Health News

  1. Drip bar: Should you get an IV on demand?

    April 15, 2019

    By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD. Harvard Health PublishingFor many people receiving care in a hospital or emergency room, one of the most common occurrences (and biggest fears) is getting an IV, the intravenous catheter that allows fluids and medications to flow into a vein in your arm or hand.A trained health professional puts in an IV by […]

  2. Salmonella Outbreak

    April 12, 2019
  3. Tularemia

    April 8, 2019

    Tularemia is a disease that can infect animals and people. Rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible and often die in large numbers during outbreaks. People can become infected by several ways, including:Tick and deer fly bitesSkin contact with infected animalsDrinking contaminated waterInhaling contaminated aerosols or agricultural and landscaping dustLaboratory exposureIn addition, people could be exposed as […]

  4. Dramatic Increases in Maternal Opioid Use Disorder and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    April 1, 2019

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  5. Officials: Plano students don’t have mumps virus

    March 26, 2019

    By: Katie Finlon, Kendall County NOWPlano school officials announced Friday, March 22, that the district was notified by county and state health officials about one Plano High School student who possibly had mumps and one student at Centennial Elementary School who possibly was exposed, were found not to have the virus.Read more…

  6. Suicide, opioids tied to ongoing fall in US life expectancy: Third year of drop

    March 25, 2019

    By: Julia Haskins, The Nation’s HealthAmerican life expectancy continues to decline, with high mortality rates largely fueled by suicide and drug overdoses — both growing public health crises that reflect deficiencies across many social determinants of health.In November, the National Center for Health Statistics published data briefs on three critical trends in public health: Life […]

  7. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    March 18, 2019

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics. Learn more about neonatal abstinence syndrome here. 

  8. Funds Available for Energy Assistance

    March 14, 2019
  9. Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke

    March 11, 2019

    By: NIH News in HealthHave you had your cholesterol checked? Most adults should have a cholesterol test every 4 to 6 years. That’s because nearly 78 million American adults have high levels of the type of cholesterol that’s linked to heart disease and stroke.Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs to function […]

  10. Measles for Travelers

    March 8, 2019

    By: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMeasles remains a common disease in many parts of the world, including areas in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. Worldwide, 19 cases of measles per 1 million persons are reported each year; about 89,780 die. In the United States, most of the measles cases result from international travel. […]

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