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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 ...

Silver Cross February support groups

Silver Cross Hospital offers a support group for parents who have experienced loss during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after, or from early Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Baby Bereavement Support Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, from 7 ...

Will County Health Department: Government shutdown NOT affecting WIC services

The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding everyone that the Federal Government shutdown is not affecting Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food and Nutrition service programs in any way. These services continue to be available at all three WCHD ...

5 reasons Holistic Dentistry is gaining popularity

For a growing number of patients, a trip to the dentist isn’t what it used to be – and that’s how they want it. Rather than just a routine “drill-and-fill” for a cavity, they may receive a head massage, meditative ...

If Flu symptoms lead to the first sign of possible mumps, take action

We are all counting the days until spring (or at least until Groundhog Day and hoping for good news!). But right now, Will County Health Department Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel wants to remind residents that a proactive effort to stay healthy ...

Why a national marijuana law could be closer to reality

So far, the task of loosening marijuana laws has been left to individual states to implement. But that changed when the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives last month. “The states have been carrying the water for the ...