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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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Saint Anthony College of Nursing Asst. Professor Receives Award

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Asako T. Katsumata, PhD, RN, assistant professor at Saint Anthony College of Nursing, was awarded the Heart & Hands Award - Front-line Staff at the Life Services Network’s (LSN) May 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Chicago, Ill.

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Forum on Affordable Care Act in Freeport

Updated: 09/25/2013 - An informational forum will be held in an attempt to increase the public’s knowledge of the upcoming impact of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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RRVBC Earns AABB Accreditation

Posted: 08/13/2013 - The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) has received a 2-year AABB accreditation for donor center activities based on an intensive 3-day, on-site assessment.

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