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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 ...

Silver Cross offers support groups in January

New Lenox, 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, Jan. 10, ...

Health care Violence Prevention Act to take effect in 2019

Romeoville - Beginning this January, legislation spearheaded by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, will require hospitals and other health care facilities to develop a workplace violence prevention program to help address increased violence toward registered nurses. “Workplace violence committed against ...

Health Department services not stopping

Construction is now underway on the new Will County Health Department facility, to be located east of the existing building at 501 Ella Avenue. Health Department Executive Director Susan Olenek wants residents to know all services and public parking will ...

Wake Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness event

Joliet Township High School will host a Wake-Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness Event on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Avenue. The event is free and open to all members of ...

Tour of local Plasma Center, highlights need for life-saving donations

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, toured the CSL Plasma donation center in Joliet with his nephew Aidan, who suffers from primary immunodeficiency and requires donated plasma from places like CSL in order to live normal life. "I want to ...

Mumps recommendations as a result of outbreak at Lewis U

In light of the recent mumps outbreak reported at Lewis University, Will County Health Department officials are recommending that medical providers and hospitals throughout the county take full precautions if someone enters their offices with typical mumps symptoms. These would ...

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 ...