Illinois Department of Public Health

State News
12:17 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Tips on properly cooking a turkey

Illinois’ health department is offering guidelines to chefs to make sure that Thursday's feasts are served up free of food-borne bacteria. 

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State News
11:44 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Illinois Ebola phone hotline suspended

Illinois health officials have suspended a telephone hotline about the Ebola virus because the number of calls to it has fallen sharply.

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State News
4:42 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Illinois adds additional guidelines to limit ebola spread

Illinois' O'Hare Airport is one of five in the nation where travelers from West Africa must undergo extra screening for Ebola. But now the state has additional guidelines to prevent the virus' potential spread. What to do is the latest disagreement in an already adversarial race for governor.

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State News
6:53 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Il launching Ebola hotline

Illinois is launching an Ebola Hotline. The Illinois Department of Public Health made the announcement after word of another health care worker in Texas testing positive for Ebola. The hotline’s expected to be up and running by the end of the week.

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State News
6:22 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Cases of Lyme disease up in Illinois

Credit health.com

Reported cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Illinois. Instances of the illness have gone up about 250 percent in the last ten years. Melaney Arnold, with the Illinois Department of Public Health, says Lyme disease's carrier -- the deer tick -- has a carrier of its own.

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State News
6:56 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Parents urged to vaccinate school-aged children

Cases of mumps and measles are on the rise nationwide. Two mumps outbreaks in west-central Illinois are fueling the concern. Illinois Public Radio's Hannah Meisel spoke with Illinois Department of Public Health director, Lamar Hasbrouck, about the causes  and next steps in handling the diseases. 

 

   

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:32 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

IDPH working on new three year Alzheimer's Disease State Plan

The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking for public comment as it completes the state’s next three-year Alzheimer’s disease plan. The department, Alzheimer’s Association and State Senator Dave Koehler held a town hall meeting in Peoria.

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State News
4:21 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

New case of rare stomach disease reported in Illinois

Illinois is reporting one new case of a rare stomach illness, bringing the total number in the state to five.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:53 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

State recognizes local pediatric care doctor

A Peoria Doctor is being recognized for outstanding pediatric care. 

Dr. Teresa Riech (REESH) is the Emergency Department Pediatric Medical Director at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois. She is receiving the State’s Ron W. Lee Pediatric Care Award. 

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