IDPH Heat Tips News Release
Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Tips for Heat

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Tips To Avoid Tick-borne Illness

SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms up, more ticks are starting to appear. “Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis,” said Director Shah. “A bite from a tick can cause anywhere from mild to severe illness, and even death in some cases, so it is important to protect yourself against bites.” Read more…

Safety Tips For Heat

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D Shah, M.D., J.D. and East Side Health District are urging citizens in our area to take action to avoid heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Health and Safe Swimming Week
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Day weekend is when many pools and beaches open for the summer. This week is Health and Safe Swimming Week, which is a good time to remind people about what they can do to stay safe and healthy while swimming.

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East St. Louis corner stores offer more fruits, vegetables.

Congratulations, Bhagya and Laquitsha! I just ran across this phenomenal article and video highlighting the work of the Make Health Happen coalition in East St. Louis. This is well-deserved recognition for all of the hard work you’ve done with corner stores and food pantries in your local community.

US EPA Website for the North Alcoa Site

The North Alcoa site consists of 400 acres located in a mixed use area of East St. Louis. The property is bounded on the north by Lake Drive, on the east by the Alton and Southern railroad, on the south by Missouri Avenue. . .More Info

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