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County Health PrEP clinic one-year mark

CHC Care Clinic's Goal of Preventing the Spread of HIV It was one year ago that the staffs of the Will County Health Department's Community Health Center (CHC) and Family Health Services HIV and STD program came together to offer ...

No time like the present for flu shot

The new flu season is underway. And while many are still looking back on the rough one we had last year, the more important thing to remember right now is: A flu shot ALWAYS helps, no matter what type of ...

Doctors' critical role in making the diabetes heart connection

Thetimesweekly.com One in 10 Americans lives with type 2 diabetes. Among many communities, diabetes is downplayed as "having a little sugar" and, with long family histories with the disease, dismissed as an inevitability. The disease is far more dangerous than ...

Eli Lilly Diabetes solution center to assist people with Insulin affordability

Thetimesweekly.com The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In some communities, studies show that they are disproportionately affected by diabetes in ...

Silver Cross to host surviving the Holidays Mourning Breakfast

Loss and grief can make the holidays difficult; know that you’re not alone. Silver Cross Hospital, in collaboration with Lincolnway Christian Church of New Lenox, is hosting a Surviving the Holidays Mourning Breakfast Friday, Nov. 30, from 7:30 to 9 ...

Food and hand safety for holiday season

Thetimesweekly.com Thanksgiving is simply the FIRST of many holiday meals that will be prepared. For so many households, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve meals are just as substantial as Christmas and New Year’s Day, or other December holidays such ...

Presence Villa Franciscan named to Best Nursing Homes list

thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Presence Villa Franciscan, a skilled nursing facility located at 210 N. Springfield Avenue in Joliet owned by Ascension Living, has named by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Short-Stay Rehabilitation Centers.' U.S. News ...

Health education class in November

Taking Charge of Diabetes The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will show you how to take charge of your diabetes at a special educational event Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon! Join Dr. Veena Nadkarni, endocrinologist, as she discusses ...

Health department talk Food Safety

On the morning of October 30th, the Environmental Health Division of the Will County Health Department hosted about 100 Will County food operators to talk about the new FDA Food Code that goes into effect January 1st of next year. ...

Hepatitis vaccine available for people at risk

The Will County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is offering free hepatitis A vaccine to people at the greatest risk of becoming infected in our community. Although there are currently no outbreaks in Illinois, ...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration expects to reach a total of 10 ...

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Medicare’s Annual Election Period is here. As of October 15, seniors can choose their Medicare plans for 2019. They'll have to make their selections by December 7 for coverage that takes effect January 1. The enrollment process will be different ...

Community Health Center grant for medication option in treating opioid addiction

The Will County Health Department's Community Health Center (CHC) has received a grant of $285,750 from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). This will expand the CHC's ability to provide treatment for opioid use disorder, with the addition of ...

Alzheimer’s community forum

The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is hosting an Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Thursday, October 18, 2018. This Community Forum is a community meeting which gathers people together in a neutral setting where they can ask questions about the disease, discuss ...

Living well with Diabetes

New Lenox - Do you or someone you know have diabetes? More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recent report finds that 30.3 ...

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