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Health center to transform regional youth behavioral care

Waking up each day with a mood disorder, depression or other mental and behavioral health challenge can be devastating for anyone, especially children. And too often, when the problem worsens and they need acute care, there is no room for ...

UChicago Medicine rises to No. 2 in Illinois on U.S. News’ list

The University of Chicago Medicine moved up to No. 2 in both Chicago and Illinois in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s best adult hospitals. Last year, the Hyde Park-based academic health system was ranked ...

Four ways to protect yourself from deadly superbugs

Every year, drug-resistant bacteria and fungi known as "superbugs" infect 2 million Americans -- and kill up to 162,000 of those patients. Sadly, that toll could soon skyrocket. Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi build resistance to medical treatments over time. ...

Trinity Services celebrates National Disability Voter Registration Week

New Lenox - Trinity Services, Inc. and Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s staff helped register more than 40 people to vote, in person and through mail-in registration, Wednesday, July 17, at a National Disability Voter Registration Week Open House ...

Breast cancer the most imperative health issue facing Black women

Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more like to DIE of breast cancer than white women. That is an astounding number and indicative of a variety of ...

EMA reminds residents to take care in summer's heat

With summer's heat upon us and as heat indexes top 90 and 100, the Will County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to be cautious in the heat. EMA Director Harold Damron says there are ways people can protect themselves when ...

Will County Health Center add “Teen Friendly Space”

Did you know that high-risk behaviors, such as substance abuse, unsafe sexual activity, interpersonal violence, and suicide are the primary cause of disease and death in adolescents ages 12 to 21? To compound the problem, adolescents are less likely than ...

Fourth positive West Nile virus Mosquito sample found in Will County

The Will County Health Department Environmental Division reports that a fourth mosquito sample this season has now tested positive for West Nile Virus activity. This sample was taken from a trap located in Lockport. The other positive-WNV samples were taken ...

Silver Cross Hospital’s Anthony Wilson named Risk Manager of the Year

New Lenox - The Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management has named Silver Cross Hospital Director of Risk Management Anthony (Tony) Wilson as its Risk Manager of the Year. Wilson received a commemorative plaque and acknowledgement at the society’s annual ...

Drug bill carries serious side effects, no benefits

Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) claim that their new bill – the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act -- will expand access to needed medicines for American patients. But in reality, the bill is poised to do the ...

Connor Kelly Residence named in memory of man who died from heroin overdose

Joliet -Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow officially opened the doors to the Connor Kelly Residence, a new transitional housing facility for eligible Will County Problem Solving Courts participants established to provide long-term help and support to individuals reentering society ...

Free fitness classes for Will County

Will County residents are invited to join in on the physical fun. Local sponsored established gyms have partnered with the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships) collaborative to endorse physical fitness courses lead by certified fitness instructors and ...

Exploration Days highlight nursing, fire/EMS careers

To showcase its nursing and fire science/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs, Joliet Junior College hosted Exploration Days for high school juniors and seniors to learn more about the two fields of study. Both events took place June 11 to provide ...

Wet weather means prepare for mosquitos, guard against West Nile virus

This extremely wet spring has already led to an unavoidable very bad season for mosquitos. And once again, the WCHD (Will County Health Department) Environmental Health Division has 14 traps in various locations for the purpose of tracking possible West ...

How diversity in dental profession could mean better care for minorities

Thetimesweekly.com When it comes to having access to quality health care, minorities still lag behind, research shows, and that can include dental and orthodontic problems that get postponed or go untreated. “This is a huge problem because regular checkups and ...

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