In the news... The influenza (flu) season is under way in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is expected to expand its grip.

The number of people affected by vaping--in Illinois and other states--continues to grow. As the CDC has noted, lung damage has resulted across the country.     

Help save lives; keep suicide rates from rising further. Options include:

  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

  What can you do? The National Institute of Mental Health has details.  

Stay informed about the opioid crisis.

Wondering about a career in health? Oakton Community College has information sessions scheduled through November.

Learn more.

Oakton also has Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP).

Take a look.