Fifth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fifth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products (EVALI). At this time, a total of 187 people in Illinois, ranging in age from 13 to 75 years old…

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Know When Antibiotics Help and When They Won’t

Roughly 30% of antibiotics prescribed in medical providers’ offices and emergency rooms are not needed. The over-prescribing and misuse of antibiotics could make the bacteria they are designed to kill resistant to the drug and ineffective for treatment. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike is urging everyone to learn when an antibiotic can help, and when it won’t

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Fourth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fourth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products (EVALI). At this time, a total of 179 people in Illinois, ranging in age from 13 to 75 years old…

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Take Charge of Your Health: Cancer Surviving & Thriving Program

Beginning on Tuesday, November 12 the Moultrie County Health Department in collaboration with Covenant Transitions will sponsor a Cancer Surviving & Thriving Program. The program is free and open to anyone who has been affected by cancer personally or as a partner, family member or caregiver.

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Mosquito Season Intensifies in Autumn

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recently reported the first confirmed case of human West Nile Virus (WNV) in Illinois for 2019. WNV can be reduced by following some simple tips to decrease the number of mosquitoes around your home and the risk of being bitten by these summer pests.

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Cancer Self-Management Program: Take Charge of Your Health

Beginning on Tuesday, September 24 the Moultrie County Health Department in collaboration with Covenant Transitions will sponsor a Cancer Self-Management Program. The program will be taught at the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Department located at 1505 W. Hagerman, Sullivan. The program is free and open to anyone who is a cancer survivor.

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Back to School Immunizations

The Moultrie County Health Department will be providing all required immunizations to children through the age of 18 years from July through September.

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Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well, Be Well

Beginning on Thursday, July 25 the Moultrie County Health Department in collaboration with Family Service, Senior Resource Center in Champaign will offer a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The program will be taught at the Moultrie County Health Department located at 202 South Main, Sullivan. CDSMP is free and open to anyone who is challenged by a chronic disease.

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