Know When Antibiotics Help and When They Won’t

Know When Antibiotics Help and When They Won’t

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 18-24, 2019   SPRINGFIELD – Roughly 30% of antibiotics prescribed in medical providers’ offices and emergency rooms are not needed.  The over-prescribing and misuse of antibiotics could make the bacteria they are designed to kill resistant to the drug and ineffective…

Will County Health Department Offers Information at Vaping Forum

Will County Health Department Offers Information at Vaping Forum

  On the day of tragic news that the State of Illinois had seen its fourth death with possible connections to excessive vaping, the Will County Health Department was involved in an evening Vaping Forum at Lincoln Way West High School.  Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel (left)…

Marketplace Open Enrollment Time: An Important Period Every Nov and Dec

Marketplace Open Enrollment Time: An Important Period Every Nov and Dec

Individuals and families without insurance coverage or who wish to change their current Marketplace plans (also referred to as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) have from now until mid-December to do so. This open enrollment period began on November 1, and runs until December…

A Look Inside the New WCHD Building

A Look Inside the New WCHD Building

A tour of the new Will County Health Department Building, scheduled for opening in the summer of 2020, took place on November 5th.