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FHN eICU Celebrates 3 Years

Posted: 09/23/2013 - FHN and UW e-Care in Madison marked three successful years of partnership on FHN’s eICU in August.

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FDA Lays Out Rules for Some Smartphone Health Apps

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to help users monitor their health.

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Rockford Spine Center to Host Free Community Health Care Talk

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Many people suffer from neck and back pain for years without any permanent relief. The physicians at Rockford Spine Center specialize in treating several common spinal disorders. Join Christopher Sliva, MD for a free community health care talk on September 28th to learn more about your symptoms.

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Doctors Stress Backpack Safety

Updated: 09/18/2013 - Kids these days seem to carry everything around in their backpacks and toting around too many text books can cause some serious health problems.

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Rosecrance Trainers to Bring Public Education on Mental Health to Rockford

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Two Rosecrance staff members are among the first people in northern Illinois to be trained as instructors for a groundbreaking national initiative called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA. The program is designed to educate the public about how to identify, understand and appropriately respond to people in crisis for mental health and substance use disorders.

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Allergy Season Kicks In

Updated: 09/09/2013 - October is when we can expect pollen counts to peak and our current stretch of warm weather isn’t helping.

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Changes to Flu Vaccine

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Doctors are hoping some changes to the flu vaccine will mean fewer people getting sick this upcoming flu season.

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Stephenson County Health Department Receives Grant

Posted: 09/05/2013 - The Stephenson County Health Department is one of 82 local health departments in Illinois selected to participate in the outreach and enrollment effort for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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FHN Recognized for Surgical Capabilities

Posted: 08/28/2013 - FHN was one of just 20 Illinois hospitals given a first- or second-tier rating for its surgical capabilities by the world’s largest independent non-profit product- and service-testing organization.

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Rockford Park District Activates Spray Pads

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Due to the expected high heat index today and tomorrow, the Rockford Park District will activate spray pads at certain area parks as a way of helping area residents beat the heat.

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Stateline Cooling Centers

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Several cooling centers have been opened in the Stateline as temperatures are expected to hit the mid-'90s in the region Monday and Tuesday.

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First Human West Nile Virus Positive Case in Illinois Reported

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2013. The McHenry County Health Department reported a woman in her 50’s became ill earlier this month.

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Rosecrance Announces New Board Leadership

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Rosecrance has announced several changes on its boards of directors, including the appointment of new chairs for both the Rosecrance Health Network (RHN) Board and the Foundation board.

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