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Cuban Health Officials Visit Chicago Local Health Clinics

Cuban Health Officials Visit Chicago Local Health Clinics

By: Ashmar Mandou Officials from the Cuban Ministry of Health met with health professionals in the Englewood and Back of the Yard communities last week. The visit marked the launch… Read more »

BBF Family Services Hosted the Citywide Mental Health Project

BBF Family Services Hosted the Citywide Mental Health Project

BBF Family Services (BBF), a community-based, human services organization located in North Lawndale hosted the kickoff of the Citywide Mental Health Response Steering Committee’s West Side Outreach Project last Thursday…. Read more »

Illinois Residents Make Pledge to Go Sugarless on Wednesdays

Illinois Residents Make Pledge to Go Sugarless on Wednesdays

The American Heart Association, Senator Mattie Hunter from Illinois’ third district, and other Illinois legislators are spearheading an initiative to implement Sugarless Wednesday across the state – a campaign to… Read more »

Funcionarios de Salud de Cuba Visitan Clínicas de Salud de Chicago

Funcionarios de Salud de Cuba Visitan Clínicas de Salud de Chicago

Por: Ashmar Mandou Funcionarios del Ministerio de Salud Cubano se reunieron con profesionales de salud en las comunidades de Englewood y Back of the Yard, la semana pasada. La visita… Read more »

Residentes de Illinois Prometen Tomar Menos Azúcar el Miércoles

Residentes de Illinois Prometen Tomar Menos Azúcar el Miércoles

La Asociación Estadounidense del Corazón, la Senadora Mattie Hunter del Tercer Distrito de Illinois y otros legisladores de Illinois están lanzando una iniciativa para implementar Miércoles con Menos Azúcar en… Read more »

Health Advocates Optimistic About Sugary Drink Tax Proposal

Health Advocates Optimistic About Sugary Drink Tax Proposal

Health advocates on Monday expressed optimism that a tax on sugary drinks is being considered as part of the bipartisan Senate budget proposal filed in Springfield. “We are grateful for… Read more »

For Seniors, Having a Partner Helps Cut Hip Fracture Risk

For Seniors, Having a Partner Helps Cut Hip Fracture Risk

Research from Spain confirms that senior women are three times more likely than their male peers to fracture a hip but also finds risk factors differ for men and women…. Read more »

Mammograms Tied to Over Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Mammograms Tied to Over Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Widespread breast cancer screening may catch smaller, slow-growing tumors that are unlikely to be fatal without curbing the diagnosis of advanced cancer cases, a Danish study suggests. Diagnosis rates for… Read more »

CCHHS Part of First Study to Test Efficacy and Safety of a New HIV-Prevention Medication

CCHHS Part of First Study to Test Efficacy and Safety of a New HIV-Prevention Medication

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is taking part in the first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention. The… Read more »

‘Cybercycling’ During Gym Class Tied to Better School Behavior

‘Cybercycling’ During Gym Class Tied to Better School Behavior

Kids with behavioral problems may do better in school when they get to play virtual-reality games on stationary bikes instead of participating in traditional gym class activities, a small study… Read more »