News and Events
Jan 27, 2011
Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice
We have created a flyer that answers common questions about head lice that you can print. Feel free to put these up in your school. DID YOU KNOW: Lice cannot fly or jump from one thing to another. Lice can only crawl. Lice... more.
Jan 21, 2011
Bed Bugs - Prevention and Control
From the Illinois Department of Public Health. Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of sleeping people and animals. They are reddish-brown in color, wingless, and 1/16 to about 1/4 of an inch long. Bed bugs can live... more.
Jan 19, 2011
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
FACT: No woman should die from cervical cancer. REALITY: 3,900 women die from cervical cancer each year in the U.S. FACT: With regular screening, cervical cancer is preventable. REALITY: 10,520 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer... more.
Jan 18, 2011
Give Kids a Smile 2011 Oral Health Fair
Saturday th February 5 10 am - 4 pm Packed with Free Services and Activities Area dentists will volunteer to provide FREE dental exams and fluoride varnish to all children age 1-17 years. Children in K, 2nd, or 6th grade need a... more.
Jan 6, 2011
Illinois Company Recalls Ground Beef
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A Chicago food company has recalled approximately 200 pounds of ground beef patties that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today. The ground beef patties... more.
Jan 4, 2011
Crib Bumper Pads Pose a Suffocation, Strangulation and Choking Hazard for Babies
Do not use crib bumpers in cribs, bassinets and other sleep environments. What You Need to Know, English and... more.
Dec 20, 2010
Salmonella Outbreak Investigation
Dozens of illnesses being linked to alfalfa sprouts SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), working in conjunction with local health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is... more.
Dec 20, 2010
Important Information About Sprouts
The FDA and the CDC always recommend that people at high risk for complications, such as the elderly, young children, and people with compromised immune systems, not eat raw sprouts because of the risk of contamination with salmonella or other... more.
Nov 16, 2010
C-UPHD Healthy Holidays Newsletter
This newsletter was prepared and organized by Jane Gascoigne and Kathleen Murphy, two senior nursing students at the UIC College of Nursing. Its purpose is to promote healthy food options and healthy life choices during the upcoming holiday season... more.
Nov 10, 2010
Public Health closed for Veteran's Day (11-11)
Our offices will be closed this Thursday (11-11) in observance of Veteran's Day. Normal hours will resume Friday the... more.