Health, Medicine & Nutrition
Loebsack Announces More than $340,000 in HIV Early Intervention Funding for Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Monday, 23 July 2012 12:41

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that Community Health Care, Inc. of Davenport will receive $343,290 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Ryan White Title III Outpatient Early Intervention Services Grant.  This program provides funding for organizations to provide high quality early intervention services for patients recently diagnosed with HIV.

“It is critical that we equip health care providers with the tools necessary to best assist those who are diagnosed with HIV,” said Loebsack.  “Quality treatment, along with education and counseling, can help those with the disease live their lives to the fullest.  I am pleased that Community Health Care will continue to receive this funding to support the services they provide to the Davenport community.”

Community Health Care, Inc. provides preventative, acute, and chronic care for patients who do not have access to primary health care elsewhere in their communities.  As a recipient of the Ryan White Title III grant, Community Health Care will provide HIV counseling, education and testing, as well as clinical care and related services, including mental health, nutritional and oral care for patients with HIV.

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Bring Hope to Patients in Need by Donating Blood through the American Red Cross PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Corey   
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:33

The American Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and help save a life by making an appointment to donate blood. During the summer, when blood donations tend to slow, eligible blood donors are needed even more. Giving one hour of your time can give patients extra days, months or even years with their family and friends. To a patient, time is everything – time to laugh, time to live and time to love.

The need is constant. The simple act of donating blood can bring hope for patients in need and their families. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand. Please schedule an appointment to donate blood today.

The American Red Cross’ Live Life. Give Life. summer-long campaign is helping to raise awareness about the constant need for blood and encourage regular donations. Visit redcrossblood.org/GiveWin to learn more.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

Blood donation opportunities:

CARROLL COUNTY
8/2/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, United Methodist Church, 1901 Illinois Route 84, Thomson

HENRY COUNTY
8/8/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St., Kewanee, IL, Henry

8/9/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Sacred Heart Church, 108 N. Main, Annawan, IL, Henry

MERCER COUNTY
8/2/2012, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, United Methodist Church, 15th and 18th Ave., Viola

SCOTT COUNTY
8/13/2012, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm, Hy-Vee, 2200 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport

WHITESIDE COUNTY

8/1/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

8/1/2012, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Abiding Word Church, 806 E Lynn Blvd., Sterling

8/2/2012, 9:45 am- 4:00 pm, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling

8/7/2012, 8:00 am-11:00 am, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

8/8/2012, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

8/13/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3, 79 Grove St., Prophetstown

8/14/2012, 1:00 pm- 5:15 pm, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

8/14/2012, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Coventry Living Center Activity Building, 612 S. St Mary's
Road, Sterling

8/15/2012, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™

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Governor Quinn Signs Law to Proclaim Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:56

Designates Every Nov. 14 to Highlight Diabetes Education, Prevention 

 

CHICAGO – July, 17, 2012. As part of his ongoing efforts to improve health and wellness in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to raise awareness of diabetes. Under the new law, every Nov. 14 will be “Diabetes Awareness Day” in the state of Illinois. November is American Diabetes Month, and more than 800,000 Illinois residents are living with the disease, double the number 20 years ago.

 

“In order to prevent diabetes, we must continue to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of having a healthy, active lifestyle to lower the risk of developing diabetes,” Governor Quinn said. “I would like to thank Leader Cross for his longtime commitment to increasing awareness and prevention of diabetes.”

 

House Bill 5003 was sponsored by House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago). Cross is a member of the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Illinois Chapter and founded the Illinois Diabetes Caucus.

 

“We’ve had tremendous support in the legislature and from our local and state diabetes communities to make today’s law a reality. It is so important to know the risk factors of diabetes and to consult your doctor if you are experiencing them,” said Cross.

 

"As a member of the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus, I have led the effort to designate November 14 of each year as Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois,” said Hunter. “This and other initiatives, such as my work to reinsert the Diabetes Research Check-off Fund into next year’s income tax form and exempt the check-off from being removed from the form in the future, helps to raise awareness of this dreadful disease while providing resources to combat it in the future. I applaud the governor for his leadership in signing this legislation."

 

Governor Quinn has long worked to encourage Illinois residents to adopt healthy lifestyles, which can help prevent diabetes from developing in some cases. “Diabetes Awareness Day” will help remind Illinois residents to make decisions – healthy eating, exercising and not smoking – to lower the risk of getting diabetes.

 

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the number of Illinois residents who have diabetes has more than doubled over the past 20 years, reaching approximately 800,000 in 2011. The department also estimates that an additional 500,000 people are unaware they have the disease. Of Illinois adults with diabetes, 18.6 percent are 65 years of age or older. Diabetes-related care in Illinois costs around $7.3 billion each year.

 

Individuals who have diabetes have too much glucose in their blood, which can cause serious cardiovascular and nervous system problems. Although Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes can occur at any age, the most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes is Type 2, formerly called “adult-onset” diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States and is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.

 

Governor Quinn signed the new law at Edward Hospital. The Edward Diabetes Center provides counseling and education for individuals living with diabetes, including: Type 1 diabetes, pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes; La Diabetes, Spanish diabetes education; gestational diabetes; insulin pump therapy; glucose sensor training and medical nutrition therapy.

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health offers programs aimed at preventing diabetes, such as the Illinois Diabetes and Prevention Control Program and the Illinois Tobacco Quitline. For more information please visit: www.idph.state.il.us. The new law goes into effect immediately.

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Governor Quinn Signs Law to Proclaim Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition
Written by Nafia Khan   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:56

Designates Every Nov. 14 to Highlight Diabetes Education, Prevention 

 

CHICAGO – July, 17, 2012. As part of his ongoing efforts to improve health and wellness in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to raise awareness of diabetes. Under the new law, every Nov. 14 will be “Diabetes Awareness Day” in the state of Illinois. November is American Diabetes Month, and more than 800,000 Illinois residents are living with the disease, double the number 20 years ago.

 

“In order to prevent diabetes, we must continue to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of having a healthy, active lifestyle to lower the risk of developing diabetes,” Governor Quinn said. “I would like to thank Leader Cross for his longtime commitment to increasing awareness and prevention of diabetes.”

 

House Bill 5003 was sponsored by House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago). Cross is a member of the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Illinois Chapter and founded the Illinois Diabetes Caucus.

 

“We’ve had tremendous support in the legislature and from our local and state diabetes communities to make today’s law a reality. It is so important to know the risk factors of diabetes and to consult your doctor if you are experiencing them,” said Cross.

 

"As a member of the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus, I have led the effort to designate November 14 of each year as Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois,” said Hunter. “This and other initiatives, such as my work to reinsert the Diabetes Research Check-off Fund into next year’s income tax form and exempt the check-off from being removed from the form in the future, helps to raise awareness of this dreadful disease while providing resources to combat it in the future. I applaud the governor for his leadership in signing this legislation."

 

Governor Quinn has long worked to encourage Illinois residents to adopt healthy lifestyles, which can help prevent diabetes from developing in some cases. “Diabetes Awareness Day” will help remind Illinois residents to make decisions – healthy eating, exercising and not smoking – to lower the risk of getting diabetes.

 

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the number of Illinois residents who have diabetes has more than doubled over the past 20 years, reaching approximately 800,000 in 2011. The department also estimates that an additional 500,000 people are unaware they have the disease. Of Illinois adults with diabetes, 18.6 percent are 65 years of age or older. Diabetes-related care in Illinois costs around $7.3 billion each year.

 

Individuals who have diabetes have too much glucose in their blood, which can cause serious cardiovascular and nervous system problems. Although Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes can occur at any age, the most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes is Type 2, formerly called “adult-onset” diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States and is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.

 

Governor Quinn signed the new law at Edward Hospital. The Edward Diabetes Center provides counseling and education for individuals living with diabetes, including: Type 1 diabetes, pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes; La Diabetes, Spanish diabetes education; gestational diabetes; insulin pump therapy; glucose sensor training and medical nutrition therapy.

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health offers programs aimed at preventing diabetes, such as the Illinois Diabetes and Prevention Control Program and the Illinois Tobacco Quitline. For more information please visit: www.idph.state.il.us. The new law goes into effect immediately.

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Register for the Webinar Analysis of State Ballot Measures PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Franklin Center   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:40

Join us for a Webinar on July 19

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/661574858

This Webinar will feature experts from the media, research and consulting professions and highlight key state ballot measures for the 2012 election. This Webinar will offer a brief look at competitiveness of the ballot measures in key states and how those measures will test the attitudes of the electorate. This Webinar will proudly feature an analysis by veteran direct democracy expert, Joe Mathews of the LA Times.

Speakers will reveal information about four "health care freedom" measures in Alabama, Florida, Montana and Wyoming that would prohibit mandatory participation in any health care system, among other issues.

Title: Analysis of State Ballot Measures

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees:  Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees:  Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

 
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