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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 ...

“Cure Stigma” is goal for mental health awareness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has communicated for many years the need to rid our society of the "stigma" associated with human beings who are fighting any kind of mental illness. For this year's Mental Health Awareness Week ...

How a child’s breathing problem can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

They are two conditions that might seem to have nothing in common: mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Yet children who breathe through their mouths because of a dental issue may be easily misdiagnosed with ADHD, resulting in ...

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, November 6, 2018. The clinic is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is by appointment only. ...

It’s flu shot time

As soon as the influenza (flu) vaccine is available in your community, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends everyone six months and older be vaccinated. The nasal spray flu vaccine is once again a recommended option for influenza ...

Silver Cross to launch mobile integrated health program

Thetimesweekly.com New Lenox - Silver Cross Hospital has teamed up with several area emergency medical services (EMS) responders to launch a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program to help chronically ill patients maintain better control of their health and avoid stressful ...

Sunny Hill host Alzheimer’s walk

The first group of wheelchairs and those pushing them stepped off at 10 a.m., stopping briefly to mug for a camera before heading out to complete their walk. Residents and others participated in Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s ...

Will Co locates more Rabid Bats in Bolingbrook, Lockport

No Treatment Recommended for Humans at Either Location A resident in Bolingbrook saw a live bat in the backyard that was tested positive for rabies on 9/12/2018. This was in the 100 block of Monterey. Three dogs and family of ...

Take action against Diabetes before it reaches you

Thetimesweekly.com One in three American adults has prediabetes, the need for prevention has never been greater. People with prediabetes-higher-than normal blood glucose (sugar) levels – are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with ...

Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission Awards Scholarships

The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has awarded $28,000 in healthcare scholarships to individuals who reside in zip codes 60432, 60433, and 60436, and the Lockport Grade School District #89.

Substance abuse workshop

The Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will be joining with Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church to host a substance abuse workshop from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the church, located at 1710 Carey Street ...

Hospice expands capacity

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Through the efforts of State Representative, Natalie Manley (D-Joliet), and joined by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood), the capacity of hospice in-patient units in the State of Illinois is now increased from 16 to 20 beds. Manley ...

Healthy living for your brain and body

Homer Glen- The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s educational program, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research, will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Marian Village, 15624 Marian Drive in Homer ...

Dentistry from the heart

Dr. Justin Ahoyt at Ahoyt Family Dental will host a one-day free dental care event in Plainfield, IL with free dental services to the first 50 or more adults (18 years+), on Friday, September 7th, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 ...

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