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Sep 23, 2009 University of Illinois Basketball Players to Receive Seasonal Flu Shot Tomorrow
Champaign, IL - Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director, Dr. Damon T. Arnold, will host a press conference September 24, 2009 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm at the Richard T. Ubben Basketball Complex in the men's practice gym located at 1750 South Fourth Street in Champaign. Dr. Arnold is making a state-wide tour encouraging Illinoisans to get their seasonal flu shot.

The program will highlight speakers including IL Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Damon T. Arnold; University of Illinois Director of McKinley Health Center, Dr. Robert Palinkas; Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator, Julie A. Pryde; University of Illinois Director of Sports Medicine, Al Martindale, and the University of Illinois Women's Basketball Coach, Jolette Law who will be addressing the importance of receiving seasonal flu shots. Several men's and women's U of I basketball players will be receiving their seasonal flu shots... more...
Sep 18, 2009 Flu Clinic Begins Tomorrow
Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be providing seasonal flu shots (NOT H1N1 flu shots) from the parking lot at 201 West Kenyon Road on Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vaccines will be available for everyone ages 4 and up. Flu vaccines are available for $35.00 and Pneumonia vaccines are available for $52.00. CUPHD will accept Medicaid, Medicare,
Visa, Master Card, cash, and personal checks. Medicaid and Medicare cards are required at the time of visit. CUPHD does not accept private insurance (HMO, PPO, POS). The flu clinic will be a "drive-thru". Customers wanting flu shots will not have to leave the comfort of their car, but rather be able to "get the shot and go". To speed things up even more, persons are asked to go to the CUPHD website (www.c-uphd.org) and print out and complete the paperwork. You will then be able to go through the "FAST LANE". Paperwork will also be available at CUPHD's Kenyon Road... more...
Aug 7, 2009 Equation for Disaster: High Temperatures + High Humidity = High Risk for Heat Related Illness
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Public to Watch for Symptoms of Heat Related Illness in High Risk Populations Such as Children and the Elderly.

Champaign, IL - Summer is reportedly the time for "fun in the sun", however when high temperatures combine with high humidity the "fun" may be short lived. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urges the public 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 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 losses its ability to perspire and cannot cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes, heat related illness can result in death or permanent disability if emergency... more...
Jul 31, 2009 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Gives Illinois Communities Top Honors for Maintaining Fluori
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District applaud local measures to improve overall community health.... more...
Jul 7, 2009 First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Champaign County
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Residents to Take Simple Precautions

Champaign, IL - A mosquito sample recently collected in Champaign County has tested positive for West Nile virus. Surveillance for West Nile virus in Illinois began on May 1 and includes laboratory tests on mosquitoes, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds as well as the testing of sick horses and humans with West Nile-like
disease symptoms. Citizens who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching bird should contact the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) at 217-373-7900, to determine if the bird meets established criteria required for testing.... more...
Jul 6, 2009 First Confirmed Case of H1N1 in Champaign County
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Public to Stay Home When Sick.

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is reporting the first laboratory-confirmed case of H1N1 in Champaign County. The individual has been treated by a local physician and is recovering at home. The age of the person is being reported as between 5-24 years. Persons suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, or immune-deficiencies, or who may be pregnant should contact their health care provider at the first sign of a fever.... more...
Jun 24, 2009 Local Health Departments United Against State Budget Cuts
Local Communities May Lose Essential Public Health Services

Champaign, IL - A press conference addressing the local health department funding crisis will be held Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the main conference room at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District located at 201 Kenyon Road in Champaign. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Dewitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department, Vermilion County Health Department, Ford-Iroquois Health Department, and Douglas County
Health Department will convene this special press conference to announce their combined concerns on potential State budget cuts and the adverse effects on essential public health services in local... more...
Jun 22, 2009 Equation for Disaster - High Temperatures + High Humidity = High Risk for Heat Related Illness
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Public to Watch for Symptoms of Heat Related Illness in High Risk Populations Such as Children and the Elderly.

Champaign, IL - Summer is reportedly the time for "fun in the sun", however when high temperatures combine with high humidity the "fun" may be short lived. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urges the public 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 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 losses its ability to perspire and cannot cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 degrees F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes, heat related illness can result in death or permanent disability if... more...
Jun 17, 2009 Who Are You Going To Call...GERMBUSTERS!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Pilot Innovative New Program with Area Youth

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will begin piloting a new disease prevention program with area youth. "Germ Busters" will be an interactive educational program for youth pre-school through middle school that will focus on preventing disease through basic proper hygiene measures. CUPHD created this program in direct response to recent current events surrounding H1N1 and its inevitable spread in the fall. This flu seems to be disproportionately affecting the young. CUPHD will be conducting the first class on Friday, June 19, 2009 in the large CUPHD conference room located at 201 West Kenyon Road from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00... more...
Jun 15, 2009 CUPHD Asks Residents to "Wear BLUE" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health Issues
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Honor National Men's Health Week with Screenings & Clinics

Champaign, IL - June 15-21 marks National Men's Health Week. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) would like to ask local residents to "Wear BLUE" during this week to raise awareness and educate men, women, and their families of the need to end the silent crisis in Men's Health. CUPHD would like to encourage local men to take advantage of blood-draw prostate cancer screenings for all men over the age of 40, as well as weekly Men's Clinics held every Monday from 4:00 - 5:30pm at CUPHD located at 201 West Kenyon Road in... more...