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New School Vaccine Requirement

Updated: 08/02/2013 - There are some new guidelines for parents when it comes to getting their kids vaccinated against other diseases.

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Rosecrance Recognized by The Joint Commission

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Rosecrance Health Network has had its accreditation renewed for another three years by The Joint Commission, signifying that all operations meet the highest health care standards for treatment of individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

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OSF St. Anthony Recieves AHA Award

Posted: 07/31/2013 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award.

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FHN Offering School Physicals

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Illinois children entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades as well as students in any grade transferring from another state are required to have a complete physical.

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Sports Physical Day Saturday July 27th

Posted: 07/25/2013 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Orthopedic Sports Medicine are offering sports physicals to area students.

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Local Hospitals Tackle Obamacare

Updated: 09/25/2013 - One of the area’s top docs is weighing in on the impacts of Obamacare. He says it’ll take some time before all the bugs are worked out.

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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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