Health Tips

Learn more about different health topics and how we can help you live your healthiest life.  

August 22, 2022 How to Prepare your Child Emotionally to Go Back to School

July 20, 2022 How to Apply For the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Chicago

May 18, 2022 Stand Against Cancer: Early Detection is Key with the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

April 01, 2022 Recognizing STD Awareness Week: Get Yourself Tested

March 03, 2022 What is Diabetes?

February 28, 2022 Keeping Up with Prenatal Care Through COVID

February 10, 2022 Five Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

December 28, 2021 How to Set "SMART" Health and Wellness Goals for the New Year

December 09, 2021 How Can Caregivers Take Care of Themselves

August 03, 2021 Q&A: Benefits and Importance of Breastfeeding

June 23, 2021 Summer Hydration: Drink Up!

June 14, 2021 ACCESS and Partners Host a Men's Health Virtual Pop-Up

June 09, 2021 Health Tips for Men's Health Month

April 20, 2021 Tips to Staying Active in Chicago This Spring

April 02, 2021 Seasonal Allergies

March 26, 2021 Why It’s Critical to Keep up with Your Colorectal Cancer Screenings

March 09, 2021 Managing Seasonal Allergies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 09, 2021 How to Know the Signs of a Healthy Relationship

January 27, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccinations at ACCESS

January 19, 2021 Ways to Get Exercise in the Chicago Area This Winter

January 13, 2021 Preventing HIV Infection with PrEP

January 13, 2021 Preventing HIV Infection with PrEP​

January 07, 2021 5 Resolutions for a Healthy New Year

January 04, 2021 Tips to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

December 04, 2020 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 23, 2020 How to Battle Depression Around the Holidays

October 27, 2020 Teen Dating Violence Warning Signs

October 27, 2020 Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic and Flu Season in Chicago

October 14, 2020 Make a Plan, Use Your Voice and Vote!

September 10, 2020 Back to School Physicals More Important Than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 07, 2020 Senior Federal Health Official Visits ACCESS Northwest to Discuss Increased Need for Community Care in Suburbs

July 24, 2020 Six Self Care Ideas for Teens and Young Adults

July 07, 2020 Need Urgent Care in Chicago? Call Us First

June 30, 2020 Managing a Healthy Pregnancy in a Pandemic

June 23, 2020 Masks for MOMS Brings Peace of Mind to Pregnant Moms

June 03, 2020 Face Mask Rules in Chicago – Who Needs to Wear a Mask?

May 25, 2020 Mental Health in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 24, 2020 Do the Five, Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

March 13, 2020 Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

December 20, 2019 Food Resources in the Chicago Area

July 31, 2019 Back to School: Talking to Your Children About Bullying

July 25, 2019 Medication Safety: Tips for Storage & Disposal of Prescription Medication

July 18, 2019 7 Ways to Stay Healthy in Chicago this Summer

July 18, 2019 Migraine or Headache? Warning Signs, Triggers and Treatment

July 12, 2019 Stroke Prevention Tips for African-American Men

May 31, 2019 SISTAS In the Know

May 31, 2019 How to Prepare for an Annual Check-up

May 24, 2019 Free Summer Activities in Chicago for the Whole Family

May 14, 2019 ACCESS Announces FREE Summer Community Health Fairs

May 13, 2019 Putting the Spotlight on Prevention: National Prevention Week

April 24, 2019 Five Ways to Manage Spring Allergies in the Chicago Area

April 22, 2019 Healthy Living Tips for Seniors during National Minority Health Month

April 10, 2019 HIV/AIDS Resources in the Chicago Area during STD Awareness Month

March 08, 2019 Diabetes Friendly Recipes for Seniors

February 22, 2019 5 Ways Not Getting Enough Sleep Hurts Your Health

February 13, 2019 How to Build and Maintain Healthy Relationships

February 03, 2019 Cancer Facts and Prevention Information for World Cancer Day

January 22, 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

December 12, 2018 Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

November 27, 2018 Four Reasons Why Limiting Sugar is Good for You

November 19, 2018 How to Offer a Diabetes-friendly Meal this Thanksgiving

November 08, 2018 Chicago Area Domestic Violence Resources

October 29, 2018 Where to Get Your Flu Vaccine in the Chicago Area and Flu Shot Myths to Be Aware Of

October 16, 2018 Important Information for November 6 Elections and Free Ride Transportation to Polling Locations

September 25, 2018 How to Have a Positive Approach to Sexuality

September 23, 2018 Keep Your Ovaries Healthy with These Tips

August 27, 2018 Back to School: Talking to Your Kids About Peer Pressure

July 31, 2018 The Benefits of Smoking Cessation

July 31, 2018 Important Facts About Hepatitis C

July 30, 2018 Fun Chicago Activities to Keep Your Body and Mind Active This Summer

July 15, 2018 What You Need to Know About Back-to-School Physicals in Chicago

July 15, 2018 7 Steps to Make Your Chicago Neighborhood Safer

May 31, 2018 Know Your HIV Status

May 09, 2018 Work Towards Your Healthiest You With 6 Easy Tips

May 09, 2018 8 Ways to Clean the Air in Your Home

April 08, 2018 Signs That Your Partner Could Be Abusing Your Child

April 01, 2018 4 Ways to Make Your Puerto Rican Meals Diabetes Friendly

March 29, 2018 Easy Ways to Add Fruits and Vegetables to Meals

March 07, 2018 How To Be Your Own Health Advocate

February 27, 2018 What Gun Violence Does to Our Mental Health

February 23, 2018 Digital Abuse: What Parents Should Know

February 02, 2018 HIV Screening and Awareness in Chicago

January 22, 2018 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Thyroid

January 19, 2018 What Parents Should Know about the HPV Vaccine

December 26, 2017 Staying Active in Chicago During the Winter

December 07, 2017 ACCESS Spiritual Care Services Go Extra Mile with Patients

December 01, 2017 2017 World AIDS Day: Then, Now, Always

December 01, 2017 Six Ways to Protect Yourself and Family from the Flu

November 30, 2017 What’s the Difference Between Diabetes 1 and 2?

September 10, 2017 Healthy Start in Chicago

August 20, 2017 Beating Bedbugs: How to Manage Pesky Pests

August 16, 2017 Finding a Drug Treatment Center That is Right for You

August 01, 2017 6 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers

July 25, 2017 What PCMH Means for Patients

July 13, 2017 Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 13, 2017 What is Hepatitis?

June 11, 2017 Summer Hydration Tips and Symptoms of Dehydration

May 24, 2017 Medication Safety and Painkiller Abuse

May 24, 2017 Medication Safety and Painkiller Abuse

May 09, 2017 A Child's Guide: What to Expect at a School or Sports Physical

April 24, 2017 STI Awareness Month

April 19, 2017 Whooping Cough Immunization in Chicago

March 26, 2017 National Nutrition Month

March 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 Cervical Health Awareness Month

December 02, 2016 How to Enroll and Save on Affordable Health Insurance Through Get Covered Illinois

November 01, 2016 Free Diabetes Education Classes

June 13, 2016 Occupational Asthma: Is Your Job Putting You at Risk?

May 26, 2016 Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer

April 28, 2016 Lead in Our Community: Get Practical Advice on What You Can Do

April 19, 2016 Alcohol Awareness Improves Health, Communities and Families

April 15, 2016 Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients

April 14, 2016 Opiate Addictions and the Benefits of Buprenorphine

April 13, 2016 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

April 06, 2016 Back to School, Back to the Doctor

March 18, 2016 ACCESS Works to Help Moms Give Infants a Healthy Start

March 10, 2016 How to Treat Asthma and Allergies

March 07, 2016 Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Women and Girls

January 04, 2016

December 21, 2015 Ear Infection Symptoms in Children

December 17, 2015 Eating Disorders: Signs and Symptoms

December 08, 2015 The Benefits of Smoking Cessation

November 17, 2015 Healthy Eating for Diabetics

October 21, 2015 ACCESS’ Journey to Becoming A Patient-Centered Medical Home

August 13, 2015 Strengthening the Mental Health of our Families

July 10, 2015 TASC AND ACCESS: Providing The Right Resources to Those Re-entering Society

July 07, 2015 Partnering to End Hunger

June 30, 2015 Fireworks Safety Tips

June 23, 2015 Tips for a Healthier Ramadan

May 26, 2015 Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues

March 27, 2015 What is Colon Cancer?

March 25, 2015 ACCESS Behavioral Health Consultants Pave the Way to Change

March 23, 2015 World Health Day 2015: Improving Food Safety

January 01, 0001 5 Ways to Prevent STDs

January 01, 0001 Supporting Teen's Gender Identity

January 01, 0001 Health Challenges for Men: Learn Different Ways to Successfully Manage Your Health

January 01, 0001 Hypertension: What is it? How Do I Prevent it?

January 01, 0001 Recognizing an Unhealthy Relationship with Alcohol

January 01, 0001 HPV 101 and the Importance of Vaccination

January 01, 0001 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective

January 01, 0001 Ensuring a Healthy Pregnancy

January 01, 0001 Cervical Cancer Prevention

January 01, 0001 Winter Health Tips

January 01, 0001 Frostbite

January 01, 0001 Q&A: Tips for Monitoring Diabetes

January 01, 0001 Immunizations Save Lives

January 01, 0001 Exercising and Diabetes

January 01, 0001 Facts about High Cholesterol

January 01, 0001 Twelve Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes

January 01, 0001 5 Signs Your Child May Need to See a Behavioral Health Specialist

January 01, 0001 6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Natural Childbirth

January 01, 0001 Offering Your Baby a Healthy Start Begins with Prenatal Care

January 01, 0001 Q&A: How to Monitor Diabetes

January 01, 0001 Preventing Heart Disease in African Americans

January 01, 0001 Skin Cancer Tips for All Skin Tones

January 01, 0001 The Essential Back to School Checklist

January 01, 0001 Immunization For Seniors

January 01, 0001 Eating Healthy for the Soul

January 01, 0001 Beating Stress with Mindfulness

January 01, 0001 Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQIA Community

January 01, 0001 Giving Thanks is Good for Your Mind and Body

January 01, 0001 Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's Disease

January 01, 0001 Suicide Prevention in African-American and Hispanic Communities

January 01, 0001 Seasonal Depression: What is it and How Can You Treat it?

January 01, 0001 Folic Acid: What Women Need to Know

January 01, 0001 3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

January 01, 0001 Five Ways to Give Yourself a Little TLC

January 01, 0001 Learn About Endometriosis and How to Treat it

January 01, 0001 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important

January 01, 0001 3 Things You Should Know About Infant Vaccines

January 01, 0001 What Are the Signs of Elderly Depression?

January 01, 0001 How Working Parents Can Find Time for Themselves

January 01, 0001 Chicago Women and PTSD

January 01, 0001 The Importance of Cancer Screening for Men

January 01, 0001 What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding

January 01, 0001 Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Ways to Help

January 01, 0001 How to do a Self-Breast Exam

January 01, 0001 Five Ways to Control Asthma in the Winter

January 01, 0001 Four Ways to Manage High Blood Pressure

January 01, 0001 3 Most Common Mental Health Disorders in America

January 01, 0001 Take Control of Your Sexual Health with the Illinois Family Planning Program

January 01, 0001 What are the Warning Signs of Postpartum Depression?

January 01, 0001 The Truth About E-Cigarettes: The Smoke is Starting to Clear Up Around Vaping

January 01, 0001 Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu

January 01, 0001 Healthy Smile, Healthy Body: Take Time for Oral Health

January 01, 0001 What is the Illinois Family Planning Program?

January 01, 0001 Keeping Up with Your Mammograms Through COVID-19

January 01, 0001 COVID-19 or Flu? Know Your Symptoms

January 01, 0001 Why It’s Critical to Keep up with Your Colorectal Cancer Screenings

January 01, 0001 Keep Up with Your STD Testing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

January 01, 0001 ACCESS Chat:  Dr. Daneen Woodard on ACCESS’ Medication Assisted Recovery Program

January 01, 0001 Supporting Your Child Through Changes Big and Small

January 01, 0001 How to Understand At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing Results

January 01, 0001 How to Get Tested for HIV

January 01, 0001 Managing HIV After the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 01, 0001 988: New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Launches

January 01, 0001 Monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions

January 01, 0001 How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

January 01, 0001 How to Do a Breast Self-Exam