Public Health in the News – May 18, 2014





  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) will fund the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) at Farmers’ Markets across the City of Chicago, doubling the program from 15 markets to 30 markets citywide.
  • The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched its “Prepare Chicago” public education campaign, providing tips for Chicagoans to prepare for large-scale emergencies and natural disasters.
  • This month the “Big Baby” campaign, launched by the Chicago Department of Public Health, can be seen all over Chicago. The campaign shows an image of teen boy holding a giant baby, a baby that is even larger than the teen himself who is noticeably weighed down by the new arrival. Below the image, the text reads ‘Not ready for the heavy responsibility of being a parent? Then carry something lighter. Use Condoms. Or wait.’


  • Read an interview with Paloma Toledo, M.D., Obstetric physician anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, about the most common misconceptions about epidurals during labor.
  • A new study from Northwestern Medicine and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even greater risk, especially African Americans and Native Americans.

    Cover Photo by Tookapic via Pexels: Creative Commons

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