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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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Summer Food Program Begins for Area Kids

Updated: 06/03/2013 - Nutritious meals will again be available to children in the Rock River Valley through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), offered at 30 area sites that provide summer activities for youth.

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Flu virus slowing down in Chicago

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair says the city's flu outbreak is slowing down.

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Flu Affects Local Blood Donation

Updated: 01/16/2013 - The flu is keeping many of us home from work or school, and it's also preventing a lot of people from donating blood.

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Suggestions for Fighting the Flu

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Most area hospitals are requiring visitors be at least 18 years old in an effort to battle the Stateline’s flu epidemic. From washing your hands, to covering your cough we've told you several ways to prevent yourself from getting the flu.

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Flu Virus Spreads in Winnebago County

Updated: 01/15/2013 - The national flu outbreak is taking its toll on the Stateline. More than 2,000 people have reported the virus in Winnebago County and that number only includes those who have gone to the doctor.

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Red Cross Urges Public to Get Flu Vaccine

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now.

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Monroe Clinic Tightens Hospital Visitation

Posted: 01/11/2013 - In an effort to protect patients, staff and the community from the flu virus, Monroe Clinic has implemented visitor restrictions for all hospital patients. Visitors are limited to immediate family members only — children, grandparents, parents, siblings, spouse/significant other. No one with flu-like symptoms will be permitted to visit.

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