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State Regulators Warning About Dangers of Colored Contacts this Halloween

Updated: 12/11/2013 - The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is reminding Illinois contact lens purchasers that buying colored contact lenses for a Halloween costume or fashion statement from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional is dangerous.

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Free Flu Shots Available October 24th

Posted: 10/21/2013 - For those between the ages of 18 and 64, who do not have health insurance, are unemployed, or cannot otherwise afford a flu shot, area locations are offering FREE flu shots on Thursday October 24th between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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RHS Hosting Free Mammogram Pre-Screening Day

Updated: 10/09/2013 - The Women's Center at Rockford Health System is teaming up with A Silver Lining Foundation to provide free mammograms to uninsured and under-insured Stateliners.

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Study by RHS Cardiologist Aids in Determining Risks of Surgery

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A study by Rockford Health System Heart & Vascular Center Cardiologist Tajinderpal (Tony) Saraon, M.D. examined the connection between a patient’s endurance during a preoperative stress test and the surgical outcomes.

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FHN Extends Walk-In Wednesday Mammograms

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Due to popular demand, FHN has expanded the hours for Walk-In Wednesday screening mammograms at the Women’s Diagnostic Center inside FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

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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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