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Measles awareness: Protecting you and your community

What is measles?  Measles is a severe respiratory infection that causes rashes and fever. It is very contagious. Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children under 5. Adults over 20 years of age, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems are also more...
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Let's walk! Take the first step to improve your health

Spring has sprung and now that the days are longer and the temperatures are warmer, there is one simple thing we should all be doing – walking! Walking is a simple habit with big benefits. Whether you’re walking the dog, walking during your break at work, walking your kid to school, or walking in...
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Cancer awareness

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Illinois saw nearly 66,000 new cases among adults in 2020 for all cancer types. Let's learn about what cancer is, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention. What is cancer? It is a...
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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of death among all cancers in women. Are you or a loved one at risk of breast cancer? Let's learn about the symptoms, risks, screening...
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