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Jan 31, 2007 C-U Public Health District Award Winning Dentists to Volunteer at Give Kids a Smile Dental Fair
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be participating in the 6th Annual Give Kids a Smile Oral Health Fair on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the Marketplace Mall. Dr. James Wahl and Dr. Yu-hsien Mandy Huang, recent recipients of the State of Illinois "Healthy Smiles" Award, will be volunteering from 2:00pm - 4:00pm to assist with free children's dental... more...
Jan 23, 2007 Public Health to Offer Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Eligible Adolescents
CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will offer GARDASIL manufactured by Merck and Company through the State of Illinois Vaccines for Children Program. GARDASIL is a vaccine (injection/shot) that helps protect against the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types in the vaccine (6, 11, 16, and... more...
Dec 28, 2006 1,800 Children Per Year Fatally Injured at Home
Safe Kids Champaign County urges parents to childproof homes

Champaign - Each year in the United States, more than 1,800 children ages 4 and under die from accidental injuries in the home, and more than 3 million children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries occurring at home. Most fatal injuries at home are caused by suffocation, fire and burns, drowning, choking, falls, poisoning or firearms discharged unintentionally.

Safe Kids Champaign County urges parents and caregivers to check their homes at least once a year for basic safety precautions. "Make it your New Year's resolution," says Susan Butler, Safe Kids Champaign County coordinator. "It's easy to eliminate the most obvious hazards - and you don't need a lot of expensive... more...
Nov 29, 2006 Public Health To Expand Screening Tests for Genital Herpes
Beginning December 4, All Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics to Offer the Blood Test

A new service will soon be available at all Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinics of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Beginning Monday, December 4, 2006, Public Health will offer herpes serologic (blood) testing during all STD clinics.

Public Health STD clinics are offered on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Main Office, 710 N. Neil St., in Champaign. An STD Clinic for men only is also available at the same location from 4-6 p.m. every Monday. For more information about these clinics, contact the Division of Infectious Disease Prevention & Management at (217)... more...
Nov 28, 2006 Public Health to Offer Flu and Pneumonia Shots to Adults
Flu Shots Are Recommended for Adults Aged 50 and Older, Pregnant Women, Health Care Workers and Those With Chronic Illnesses

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Division of Infectious Disease Prevention and Management will offer flu and pneumonia shots to adults on a walk-in basis on three dates in December. On December 5, 8 and 14, adults will be able to get these shots at the Public Health office at 217 N. Broadway, in Urbana from 1-3:30... more...
Nov 20, 2006 Public Health to Offer Special Flu Shot Clinic for Children
Flu Shots Are Recommended for Children Six Months to 59 Months of Age And Those With Chronic Illnesses

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Division of Maternal and Child Health Management will hold a pediatric flu shot clinic on Wednesday, November 29 from 3:30-7 p.m. This clinic will provide shots to any child 6 months of age and older, but will target children who are most at risk for complications due to flu infection.

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has received a total of 400 doses of pediatric flu vaccine (200 infant doses and 200 pediatric doses). All of the flu shots for children are in single-dose vials, and contain no thimerosal (a preservative that contains... more...
Nov 13, 2006 Public Health, Other Agencies Support Great American Smokeout
"Quit Kits" Available at Nine Sites in Champaign County

Thursday, November 16, 2006, is the 30th Annual American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. This event encourages smokers to quit, spotlights the dangers of tobacco use and acknowledges the challenges of quitting. To commemorate the Great American Smokeout the Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition will offer free "Quit Kits" to encourage smokers to quit for a lifetime by starting with just one... more...
Nov 6, 2006 Two Public Health Employees Receive State Red Ribbon Award
Health District Infectious Disease Prevention Staff Are Recognized for Their Work on HIV and STD Prevention

Two Champaign-Urbana Public Health District employees received the state Red Ribbon Award this week at the 15th Annual HIV/STD Conference in Springfield, IL. The award, given by the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Section, recognizes "outstanding individuals and groups involved with HIV/STD advocacy, prevention or care services."

Public Health Nurse Sonya Kuykendall, RN, received the Red Ribbon Award for Effective STD Prevention and Intervention for her work combating a syphilis outbreak in Champaign County.

Public Health Prevention Specialist Arlene Valentine received the Red Ribbon Award for Sustained HIV/STD... more...
Oct 25, 2006 October 31 is the Most Dangerous Day for Child Pedestrians
Safe Kids Champaign County reminds parents this Halloween that October 31 is the most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians. Children are four times more likely to be killed while walking on Halloween than on any other night of the year. It is essential for parents to prepare their children properly to stay safe while having fun.

Daylight Savings Time means that children are more likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark, when it is harder for drivers to see them and the excitement of the holiday can make everyone less cautious. To keep kids safe, parents must remind them about the rules of the road and ensure that they will be seen by drivers this... more...
Oct 25, 2006 Public Health Now Offering Flu Shots for Children
Health District Received Full Shipment of Child Flu Vaccine This Week

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District yesterday received a total of 400 doses of pediatric flu vaccine, its full order for the season. Parents of children needing flu shots may now call Public Health at (217) 531-4317 to schedule an appointment.

All of the flu shots for children are in single-dose vials, and contain no thimerosal (a preservative that contains... more...