Illinois Department of Public Health

State News
4:28 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Leadership change for Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois' director of public health under former Governor Pat Quinn has found a new job. Doctor LaMar Hasbrouck will take over next month as the head of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. 

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State News
6:12 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Gov. Rauner to keep medical marijuana chief for now

The head of Illinois' medical marijuana program for the past year is staying on the job a bit longer. A spokesman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says Bob Morgan is "staying on for the time being." Morgan is an attorney with the Illinois Department of Public Health and coordinator of the marijuana program.

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State News
6:23 am
Mon January 12, 2015

State Health Department: More need access to trauma care

Top Illinois health officials say too many communities don't have access to trauma care. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday released a study recommending ways the state can increase access to emergency medical care in so-called "trauma center deserts."

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State News
6:28 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 650

Illinois approved 50 new patient applications for medical marijuana during December, bringing the total to 650 patients with complete paperwork.

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State News
7:30 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Disease list for Illinois medical marijuana could grow

Illinois residents can now formally suggest a new medical condition that could benefit from medical marijuana.

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State News
12:56 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Illinois posts rules on medical marijuana for kids

Illinois officials have posted emergency rules spelling out how the state's medical marijuana program will be extended to children under a law taking effect Jan. 1.

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State News
6:13 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Flu season revs up for early start in Illinois

Seasonal flu is making an earlier appearance in Illinois this year. Figures released Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health show more people getting sick, more positive lab tests and more people hospitalized compared to this time last year.

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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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