Illinois Department of Public Health http://tristatesradio.com en Illinois Attempts to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-attempts-curb-overuse-antibiotics <p>The Illinois Department of Public Health is aiming to curb the over prescription and overuse of antibiotics that are strengthening superbugs. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:58:54 +0000 Emily Boyer 49780 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Attempts to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics Welcome to the Flu Season http://tristatesradio.com/post/welcome-flu-season <p>Flu activity in Illinois is considered widespread, meaning it's appeared in more than half of the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:19:08 +0000 Lee Strubinger 46534 at http://tristatesradio.com Welcome to the Flu Season Indoor Temps Also a Concern During Arctic Blast http://tristatesradio.com/post/indoor-temps-also-concern-during-arctic-blast <p>It’s possible for someone to suffer from hypothermia during extreme winter weather -- even if he/she never ventures outdoors. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 21:47:22 +0000 Rich Egger 46298 at http://tristatesradio.com Indoor Temps Also a Concern During Arctic Blast Cancer Rates Higher in Downstate Illinois http://tristatesradio.com/post/cancer-rates-higher-downstate-illinois <p>A new study shows cancer rates are higher in downstate Illinois.&nbsp; Smoking might be the reason. &nbsp; Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:33:27 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 44687 at http://tristatesradio.com Cancer Rates Higher in Downstate Illinois Tainted Cantaloupe Causing Illnesses http://tristatesradio.com/post/tainted-cantaloupe-causing-illnesses <p>Tainted cantaloupe from Indiana is the suspected cause of salmonella cases around the country.<br><br>Sabrina&nbsp; Miller of the Illinois Department of Public Health said 71 cases been identified in her state. Eight of those people have been hospitalized.<br><br>Miller said the investigation is still ongoing and the fruit is to be avoided.<br><br>"If you do have some of this cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana and you haven't eaten it yet, toss it," Miller said.<br> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:25:39 +0000 Rich Egger 20295 at http://tristatesradio.com Tainted Cantaloupe Causing Illnesses