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This story was shared today by the DeKalb County (IL) Health Department. To read the entire, much longer article with photos go to CNN: ("Anti-vaxers' adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world") " Nerius remembers the scariest part of his bout with measles. "He contracted the disease in...
Northern Rehab and Braden Counseling Center have partnered together to create a new chronic pain support group in the DeKalb/Sycamore area. Living Well With Pain Support Group will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Braden Counseling Center, 2600 DeKalb...
NAMI Family Support Groups If you have a family member or loved one who is living with a mental illness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers free support groups, currently meeting at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on the following Mondays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: August 27,...
The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in a trap in DeKalb have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive test for WNV in DeKalb County since last year. Several counties have reported WNV positive mosquito samples this year, which is associated...
The second weekend in July is special to a group of young children as they go away to camp. But these camps and children are special. We would like to introduce you to Camp One Step located in Wisconsin, serves children in the Illinois and Wisconsin areas, as well as, throughout...
Memberships for the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center will be offered to the public began yesterday, July 9, 2018. The membership sales office is located in Windmill Plaza, located at 2731 Sycamore Road, between the Northwestern Medicine Hospice office and Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital across from HyVee....
DeKalb County Health Department’s (DCHD) Director of Health Protection Greg Maurice, encourages all residents to take a few precautions to help protect family and friends while enjoying Fourth of July food favorites by following four simple steps – clean, separate, cook and chill. 1. CLEAN: Always wash hands and surfaces often before preparing food and...
Donates more than $6000 to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center On June 5, 2018 more than 50 Taekwondo students symbolically and benevolently targeted cancer at the recent “Kicking it for Cancer” break-a-thon at Sycamore High School. The event, organized by Bill Cho's United Taekwondo Center, raised $6,338 for the Northwestern...
Offering Girls Empowerment and The BOYS Groups The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) is sponsoring a Girls Empowerment Group for young girls ages 10 through 14 on Mondays at 2:30 - 4:00pm. Today's girls are facing new pressures due to social media and cyber bullying. The Girls Empowerment Group will assist...
Be Ready this year for the mosquitoes and ticks by looking around your home for the problem areas where they live and hide, as well as, what are the symptoms of Lyme disease, Spotted Fever and West Nile Virus. As warmer weather approaches, the DeKalb County Health Department is reminding...
Kishwaukee Hospital
On May 1st Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center welcomed several healthcare representatives from Nova Scotia, a small Canadian province of approximately a million people, to discuss best practices and latest evidence in joint replacement surgery. Visitors included representatives from several Canadian hospitals and members of the Nova Scotia Health...