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Romaine Lettuce Recall

UPDATE: This outbreak appears to be over. CDC is no longer advising that people avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California. E. coli is an important cause of illness in the United States. More information about E. coli, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be…
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FDA Information on Vaping

Consumers are likely aware of the recent reports of respiratory illnesses — including some resulting in deaths – following the use of vaping products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health partners to investigate…
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Free Naloxone Kits

Anyone that has an opioid use disorder, misuses prescription opiates, takes high doses of opioids prescribed for pain relief, or uses heroin is at risk for an opioid overdose. Care givers, family, friends, and community members can help prevent overdoses by carrying naloxone. To find out how to get a free kit, please call (217)…
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Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health1 day ago
Neural tube defects, like spina bifida, occur in the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy, before you may even know you’re pregnant. To help prevent these birth defects, take 400 mcg of folic acid each day, even before becoming pregnant. For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/5-ways-to-lower-the-risk.html .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health2 days ago
Thinking about quitting smoking? Planning and support can help you quit for good. Before your quit day, take time to prepare for challenges. Visit: https://smokefree.gov/quitting-smoking or call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937) for more information and support.
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health3 days ago
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Find out if you are eligible for a free pap smear from Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program by visiting: #illinois-breast-cervical-cancer-program" target="_blank">https://scdph.org/health-services/#illinois-breast-cervical-cancer-program .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health5 days ago
The Sangamon County Department of Public Health will be closed Monday January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.