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Working In the Heat

Updated: 07/18/2013 - Many of us are lucky to be working in air conditioning during warm days like today, but others are forced to work in the heat.

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Staying Healthy in the Heat

Updated: 07/17/2013 - With this sunny streak, many of us want to be outdoors, but here are some signs that its time to move inside.

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IDPH Issues High Temperature Health Warning

Posted: 07/17/2013 - With high temperatures expected over the next couple of days , Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is urging Illinoisans to take preventive actions during this hot weather to avoid heat-related illness, such as heat-stroke.

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WCHD Reminds Residents to Take Heat Related Safety Precautions

Updated: 07/17/2013 - The hot summer sun not only brings hot summer days; it brings heat waves as well. The Winnebago County Health Department reminds residents of take preventive action during the extremely hot weather to stay safe, cool, hydrated, and informed, to help avoid a heat-related illness.

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Rockford Park District Activates Spray Pads

Updated: 07/16/2013 - Due to the current high heat index today, 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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West Nile Shows Up in Stateline

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Health officials say they have confirmed this years first batch of mosquito's testing positive for the West Nile Virus in the Stateline. The Boone County Health Department confirmed one batch of mosquitos in the Poplar Grove area did test positive for West Nile. So far, there have been no reports of people getting the virus.

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Batch of Mosquitos Positive for West Nile Virus in Boone County

Posted: 07/15/2013 - The Boone County Health Department announces that one batch of mosquitos, found in the 61065 zip code on July 10th, has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). To date, Boone County has no positive birds or human cases of WNV.

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Beloit Health System Announces Award

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Beloit Health System’s Heart and Vascular Center is acknowledging excellence in cardiac services for the tenth consecutive year.

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First West Nile Virus Positive Bird in Illinois for 2013 Reported

Posted: 07/10/2013 - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive bird reported in Illinois for 2013. The Monroe County Health Department collected a West Nile virus positive starling on June 27, 2013 in Waterloo.

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Go Smart & Healthy Grocery Shopping with FHN

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Eating right begins at the grocery, so make a date to meet FHN at Cub Foods in Freeport for a special Speakers Series presentation, Smart and Healthy Grocery Shopping on July 11.

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OSF Saint Anthony Earns an "A" in Patient Safety

Posted: 06/28/2013 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

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Mental Health Outpatient Services Moved

Posted: 06/07/2013 - All changes under the Swedish American, Rosecrance Partnership are now complete. The goal is to provide better mental health services for patients.

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Long Waiting List for Lung Transplants

Posted: 06/07/2013 - The case of two young patients waiting for lung transplants at the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia has many experts debating organ donation in the United States.

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Family Care Center Focuses on Healthy and Safe Newborns

Posted: 06/04/2013 - The Family Care Center at Beloit Health System delivers approximately 600 newborns a year, most of them routine and predictable. However, situations can arise where mom or newborn have a health concern and this is where additional expertise is especially needed. Tests such as the Pulse Oximetry, which was recently recommended as a mandatory test by the Wisconsin Legislation, is performed in the Family Care Center.

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