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Will County Health center now have 6 bilingual Drs. and nurses

When Pediatrician Dr. Efrain Flores recently returned to the Will County CHC (Community Health Center) staff, Chief Executive Officer Mary Maragos knew it was a big step forward for two reasons. First, a very well-liked doctor who had been gone ...

The first “R” word in January: “RADON”

We are into January, and while many are thinking about resolutions they have made that may not last long term, another word that begins with “R” is very important to your long term health: RADON. Each year, January is “National ...

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, February 4, 2020. The clinic is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is by appointment only. ...

Silver Cross Hospital shares tips to boost your well-being all year Long

If following a healthier lifestyle tops your list of resolutions for 2020, Dr. Heather Taras of the Silver Cross Free-Standing Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen has got you covered! “It’s important to be proactive with your health in order ...

Don't let cold and flu season knock you down

Cold and flu season are upon us, that time of year when body aches, fever, chills and nasal congestion combine and can stop you in your tracks, leaving you bedridden for days. Statistics show that the flu annually sickens millions, ...

An important first step for county inmates

The importance of mental health treatment to help prevent crime has been an especially popular topic over the last few years. But just as important as early diagnosis can be to help steer someone clear of violent and criminal tendencies ...

5 vital Facts about signing up for coverage at HealthCare.gov

1. Sign up by December 15. Open Enrollment starts on November 1, but you must take action by December 15, no matter if this is your first time getting covered or if you are returning to shop and save. 2. ...

Foundation aims to improve breast cancer outcomes for African American Women

A national breast cancer foundation, Susan G. Komen, is working to improve breast cancer outcomes among Black/African-American women. This effort is part of Komen's African American Health Equity Initiative. John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a mission-driven public health organization, is assisting ...

AMITA Health Joliet Hospital Capital Campaign

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet recently launched a multimillion fundraising initiative in its effort to improve cardiovascular care for Joliet and the surrounding community. In launching the Heart Hospital within a Hospital Campaign, the medical center's foundation and ...

Honoring Caregivers

Joliet - The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s, including the 588,000 Alzheimer's caregivers in Illinois. According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association survey, people ...

Four tips for flu season

You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache. The full-body fatigue. It's the flu. Last fall and winter, influenza sickened roughly 40 million Americans and killed 60,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year's ...

Start of flu season: A great time to check all of your immunizations

Another flu season is upon us. Will County Health Department Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel says that not only is this the time to get your flu shot, but also a great time to ask your health care provider about other immunizations ...

Sunnyhill retirees have more than a century of service

On Oct 11 three long time employees of Sunnyhill Nursing Home celebrated their retirement with 118 years of combined service. “We are so thankful for the service from these wonderful, dedicated employees and wish them a healthy retirement,” said Will ...

Illinois Lottery launches Carolyn Adams ticket for the cure

Specialty game has raised more than $13 million in the fight against breast cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery has launched the newest edition of the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure www.illinoislottery.com instant game, ...

Services available to people battling substance use disorder

In light of the recent rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in Will County, County Executive Larry Walsh wants to remind residents of two important programs available to those battling substance use disorder: Safe Passage and the Narcan Distribution Program. ...

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