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Jul 18, 2017 High Temperatures and Humidity Can Be Extremely Dangerous
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for the symptoms of heat-related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities safe.

Heat-related illness can take many forms ranging from a mild case of heat exhaustion to a more serious and life-threatening case of heat stroke. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly and the body looses its ability to perspire and cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 degrees or higher within 10 to 15 minutes can result in death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness include:

An extremely high body temperature of 103 degrees or higher
Red, hot, and dry skin (no signs of perspiration)
Rapid, strong... more...
Jul 13, 2017 Celebration Will Honor 50,000 Ounces of Local Breast Milk Donations
Champaign, IL - On Friday, August 4th the Champaign‐Urbana Public Health District's (CUPHD's) breast milk depot will celebrate reaching a goal of 50,000 ounces (440 gallons) of milk donations. Breast milk donations are stored and then sent to the Milk Bank in Indianapolis for medically fragile babies. The celebration will be held outside on the CUPHD lawn from noon to 1:00 p.m.

CUPHD opened its breast milk depot in June 2014. Depots are designated drop‐off locations that store and ship breast milk to milk banks, where it is processed and distributed to premature babies across the US. Prematurity is the leading cause of death for newborns, and breast milk decreases the chances that these infants will develop serious illnesses. Some mothers of premature babies cannot produce breast milk, and therefore many hospitalized babies have a need for donated milk.

The CUPHD milk depot celebration will wrap up World Breastfeeding Week by honoring the local moms... more...
Jun 27, 2017 E-cigarettes: Not Harmless Water Vapor
Champaign, IL - The Champaign‐Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has released an infographic highlighting the health hazards of e‐cigarettes, as well as recommended solutions to protect public health. The infographic is available at www.facebook.com/wechoosehealthchampaign.

The flyer describes the toxic chemicals in e‐cigarettes. Studies have found that e‐cigarette vapor contains chemicals found in formaldehyde, antifreeze, pesticides, and heavy metals. The chemicals are known causes of serious health issues such as cancer, popcorn lung, bone marrow damage, and fetus neurodevelopmental damage. For these and other reasons, a 2016 US Surgeon General report designated e‐cigarettes as a national public health threat.

The health hazards of cigarettes are more alarming because e‐cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth for several years. Over two million middle and high school students were... more...
May 23, 2017 Summer Food Service Program Starts Next Tuesday
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Hosts Summer Food Program Providing Free Meals to Children

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is hosting the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) again this year beginning Tuesday, May 30. The program provides free meals throughout the summer months when children are not in school.

SFSP is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and will run through mid-August in the lobby of CUPHD located at 201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign. Breakfast is served from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and lunch from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. All meals are free to children ages 1 - 18 regardless of income or residency.... more...
Mar 1, 2017 Free Dental Exams and Cleanings for Children
Free Dental Exams and Cleanings for Children

Saturday, March 11th at Parkland College.

For all of the details see... more...
Feb 17, 2017 FREE DENTAL CLINIC FOR KIDS 1-17
FREE DENTAL CLINIC FOR KIDS 1-17

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm

PARKLAND COLLEGE
Dental Hygiene Clinic
2400 West Bradley, Champaign
On the 180 LIME B MTD Line
FREE Dental Exam, Cleaning, Fluoride, Dental Sealants and Educational Activities for Kids! NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY is sponsored by the ILLINI DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY in partnership with Parkland College Dental Hygiene, SmileHealthy / Promise Healthcare and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Children & Teens Dental Clinics

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Feb 14, 2017 Special Saturday WIC Clinics in March
CUPHD will Hold Special Saturday WIC Clinics in March

Weekend hours make WIC convenient for working families

Champaign, IL - Every Saturday in March the Champaign‐Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will hold special Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic hours. Saturday visit hours are a great option for working families that find it difficult to schedule WIC visits during weekdays.

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides nutrition counseling and healthy food to low‐income pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 5. WIC is effective in improving the health of women and their infants, and it provides comprehensive services to families. In addition to nutritional support, CUPHD family case managers support women through their pregnancies and their baby's first year in all aspects of their... more...
Jan 20, 2017 Six Cases Of Viral Illness Linked To Ratteries
Illinois Department of Public Health Reports Six Cases Of Viral Illness Linked To Ratteries General public at low risk of infection

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Seoul virus in individuals who had direct exposure to rats in two different Illinois ratteries. Ratteries are facilities where rats are bred. A rattery in Wisconsin purchased rats from the two Illinois ratteries and two Wisconsin residents have also tested positive for Seoul virus. Results of laboratory testing of rats at these facilities are pending.

IDPH is working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local health departments to investigate the source of these Seoul virus infections, coordinate testing, and prevent possible future cases. IDPH has contacted both Illinois ratteries to identify people who may have been exposed and to follow up on any additional potential... more...
Oct 12, 2016 Survey to Determine Emergency Preparedness
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Medical Reserve Corps is overseeing a first-of-its-kind survey in Champaign County that will look at how prepared local residents are for potential disasters. The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response-or CASPER-survey will take place in neighborhoods across Champaign County on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2016 from Noon to 6 PM. Volunteers will visit Champaign, Homer, Rantoul, Sadorus, Savoy, St. Joseph, and Urbana.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch developed CASPER. This simple tool enables government at all levels to rapidly assess a community's health needs after a disaster, as well as to measure household preparedness for disasters or emergencies.... more...
Jul 19, 2016 High Temperatures and Humidity Can Be Extremely Dangerous
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for the symptoms of heat-related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities safe.

Heat-related illness can take many forms ranging from a mild case of heat exhaustion to a more serious and life-threatening case of heat stroke. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly and the body looses its ability to perspire and cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 degrees or higher within 10 to 15 minutes can result in death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness include:

An extremely high body temperature of 103 degrees or higher
Red, hot, and dry skin (no signs of perspiration)
Rapid, strong pulse
Throbbing headache... more...