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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Do your part and be SepticSmart!

Do your part and be SepticSmart!

September 18-22 is SepticSmart Week, which encourages homeowners and communities to properly care for and maintain their septic systems. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more than one in every fiv...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

West Nile Virus Presence Expands in 61705 Zip Code Area

West Nile Virus Presence Expands in 61705 Zip Code Area

 

BLOOMINGTON – Another mosquito pool collected by the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), this one in the 61705 zip code area East of Bloomington, has tested positive for West N...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

West Nile Virus Presence Expands in 61705 Zip Code Area

West Nile Virus Presence Expands in 61705 Zip Code Area

 

BLOOMINGTON – Another mosquito pool collected by the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), this one in the 61705 zip code area East of Bloomington, has tested positive for West N...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

West Nile Virus Presence Expands in McLean County

West Nile Virus Presence Expands in McLean County

 

BLOOMINGTON – A mosquito pool collected by the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) in the 61705 zip code area of west Bloomington has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). &n...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

First Bird Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus in McLean County

First Bird Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus 

in McLean County

 

Bloomington, IL— McLean County Health Department’s (MCHD) Environmental Health Division is reporting the first dead bird sample collected in McLe...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Parents of Children Aged Birth-5 Years Asked to Participate in Survey to Improve Children’s Health

Parents of Children Aged Birth to 5 Years Asked to Participate in Survey to Improve Children’s Health

 

Bloomington, IL—The All Our Kids Early Childhood Networks (AOK) is presently assessing the needs of parents and young childr...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

The Buzz in the Air Means Mosquito Season is Here!

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The Buzz in the Air Means Mosquito Season is Here!

And that means protecting yourself from all vector-borne illnesses. 

Bloomington, IL—Warmer temperatures means spending more time outdoors. McLean County Health Department (MCHD) wants yo...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes by Making Healthy Changes

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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes by Making Healthy Changes

Motivation begins with a commitment

One in three American adults have prediabetes, and most do not know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prediabetes is defined as having...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Mental Health First Aid Training Save Lives

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Mental Health First Aid Training Save Lives

If you saw someone suffering from a heart attack, you might perform CPR or call 9-1-1. Or you might use the Heimlich maneuver to save someone from choking. But how would you help someone who appeared to be suffer...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Bloomington, IL—May is Mental Health Awareness Month and McLean County Health Department is encouraging everyone to embrace this year’s theme Look Around, Look Within.

According to the 2022 McLean Cou...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

McLean County Ranks 14th out of 102 Counties in overall health rankings

McLean County Ranks 14th out of 102 Counties in overall health rankings

 

BLOOMINGTON, IL. - According to the 2023 County Health Rankings & Roadmap report released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, McLean Coun...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

Bloomington…March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education and information campaign led by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme, Fuel for the Future, highlights the importan...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS CHART COURSE FOR HEALTHIER COMMUNITY

 BLOOMINGTON, IL – The keys to improving McLean County residents’ health lie in community partnerships, health awareness, and system approaches. The recently created Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) will turn to those ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2022

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World AIDS Day is December 1, 2022

PrEP services can now be accessed directly from MCHD

Bloomington, IL—December 1 each year is recognized as World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Quitters are the New Winners!

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Quitters are the New Winners!

Join The 45th Annual Great American Smokeout® November 17, 2022

Bloomington, IL— Every third Thursday in November, the Great American Smokeout® challenges millions of people nationwide to quit smoking&...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations Ramp Up as the 2022-23 Flu Season Begins

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Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations Ramp Up as the 2022-23 Flu Season Begins 

Bloomington…. The arrival of cooler weather often signals the start of flu season in the United States. Although the influenza (flu) virus is active all year long, f...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

First Mosquito Pool to Test Positive for West Nile Virus in McLean County

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

Bloomington, IL— McLean County Health Department’s (MCHD) Environmental Health Division is reporting the first mosquito pool collected in McLean County to test positive for West Nile Virus this year. The positive test ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

September is Food Safety Awareness Month

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

Whether you call it “foodborne illness” or “food poisoning” illnesses often occur when bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms grow on food that is not handled, stored, or prepared properly. Sept...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

First Bird Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus in McLean County

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

Bloomington, IL— McLean County Health Department’s (MCHD) Environmental Health Division is reporting the first dead bird sample collected in McLean County to test positive for West Nile Virus this year. The positive te...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

First Case of Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Confirmed in McLean County

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AUGUST 26, 2022

Bloomington IL… Public health officials have confirmed the first case of monkeypox virus (MPV) in McLean County. McLean County Health Department (MCHD) is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to comp...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes with Proven Program

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AUGUST 24, 2002

Approximately 96 million Americans adults have prediabetes, which is defined as higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels. Without intervention, these individuals are up to 30 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those wi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Health Priorities Identified by McLean County Community Health Council for 2022

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AUGUST 2, 2022

NORMAL, IL- Addressing pervasive community health problems is a journey requiring the effort and commitment of many. Not surprisingly, the top three health areas most in need of community-based programs and services in McLean County...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

McLean County Health Department rolls out new COVID-19 vaccine scheduler

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Email confirmations aim to simplify the verification process

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