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Joliet Elks FREE children’s orthopedic clinic

The Joliet Elks 296 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The clinic is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is by appointment only. ...

Silver Cross receives performance improvement award

The Chicago Healthcare Executive’s Forum recently shined the spotlight on the Silver Cross Hospital Emergency Department, presenting the hospital with its Leadership in Innovation Award at the Soldier Field United Club. The award recognizes a healthcare team that has inspired ...

Joliet Hospice campaign will add to impatient unit

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet Area Community Hospice began in 1982 and changed the face of inpatient hospice care when it opened the first free standing hospice home inpatient unit in Illinois in 2004. Now fifteen years later, JACH is embarking on a ...

Community conversation about mental illness and substance use

thetimesweekly.com Local experts will discuss the need for mental illness and substance use treatment and how legislation and policy can help expand resources available in Will County. Senator Michael Hastings will talk about two bills he is sponsoring: Senate Bill ...

Major prostate cancer research targeting African Americans set to begin

For African American men, prostate cancer is real. Health statistics paint disturbing trends, including that 60 percent of Black males are more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race. Just as unsettling, African American men are twice as ...

Silver Cross to offer Free Lecture on Thyroid

The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland plays a crucial role in our overall health. Located at the base of the neck, this tiny glad is responsible for releasing hormones throughout the body that control body temperature, breathing, heart rate, body weight and ...

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit

The 2019 Hero Helps Community Forum is slated for Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, IL. This year’s event will focus on services and programs to support long-term recovery from opioid use. ...

How can I identify the signs of stress?

What is stress? Stress is a feeling of being under abnormal pressure. This pressure can come from different aspects of your day to day life. Such as an increased workload, a transitional period, an argument you have with your family ...

Fundraiser to help women, children services at Silver Cross

Tom Kelly’s Chophouse & Pub in New Lenox will host a fundraiser Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 10 p.m. to benefit women and children services at Silver Cross Hospital. Fifteen percent (15%) all non-alcohol dine-in or carryout sales will ...

Digital dentistry revolutionizing patient experience

Dentistry is undergoing a revolution as “digital dentistry” moves from concept to reality. “Digital dentistry allows for a wide variety of advanced techniques to be used to not only make the patient experience better, but it also allows the dentist ...

What your pain is telling you

Is that pain you feel in your back, neck or shoulders just a momentary twinge from strain you are putting on your body, perhaps with a new exercise regimen? Or is there something deeper and more serious at work? Either ...

The key to ending Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS?

A vaccine for Alzheimer's could be within reach. In November, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced that their experimental vaccine had prevented the development of substances associated with Alzheimer's in mice. The scientists hope to start ...

Veterans Assistance Commission to host workshop

The Will County Veterans Assistance Commission is partnering with the Orland Park Veterans Center to offer an important workshop specifically focused on burial and survivor benefits for veterans at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Will County ...

Cold Weather Fire and Life Safety

Very cold weather will be arriving mid-week and the Plainfield Fire Protection District has the following tips for fire and life safety. Dress appropriately for the cold weather. Dress in layers, make sure your coat is water repellant, and wear ...

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet earns advanced certification

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet has received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from DNV GL Healthcare, an international accrediting body for healthcare facilities. AMITA Health Saint Joseph is one of only five hospitals in Illinois to have ...

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