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Health Department reminds community top priority is to avoid getting the flu

Even with all the recent news about Coronavirus, the WCHD (Will County Health Department) says residents should be reminded that we are in the middle of a very challenging annual flu season. WCHD epidemiologist Alpesh Patel says influenza, and how ...

Health department investigating confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease

The WCHD (Will County Health Department) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) are investigating two health care-associated cases of Legionnaire’s disease at a senior home in Plainfield. No potential source locations outside the facility have been identified. Both WCHD ...

Health Department partnership helping to prevent teen pregnancy in Bolingbrook

When it comes to helping adolescents grow into healthy and happy adults, as a first lady once said, “it takes a village.” Selina Jones, who leads the Bolingbrook High School Junior S.T.A.R.S group, knows the value of surrounding her girls ...

Will County to offer grants as 50th anniversary of Earth Day nears

The Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division is offering two grant programs as a way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and encourage actions that encourage environmentally beneficial behaviors. An Electric Vehicle Charging Grant is open to ...

Health Department investigates nursing home after patient confirmed with Legionnaire’s Disease

The WCHD (Will County Health Department) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) are investigating a health care-associated case of Legionnaire’s disease at a senior home in Bolingbrook. No potential source locations outside the home have been identified. Both WCHD ...

Will County Health center now have 6 bilingual Drs. and nurses

When Pediatrician Dr. Efrain Flores recently returned to the Will County CHC (Community Health Center) staff, Chief Executive Officer Mary Maragos knew it was a big step forward for two reasons. First, a very well-liked doctor who had been gone ...

The first “R” word in January: “RADON”

We are into January, and while many are thinking about resolutions they have made that may not last long term, another word that begins with “R” is very important to your long term health: RADON. Each year, January is “National ...

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, February 4, 2020. The clinic is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is by appointment only. ...

Silver Cross Hospital shares tips to boost your well-being all year Long

If following a healthier lifestyle tops your list of resolutions for 2020, Dr. Heather Taras of the Silver Cross Free-Standing Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen has got you covered! “It’s important to be proactive with your health in order ...

Don't let cold and flu season knock you down

Cold and flu season are upon us, that time of year when body aches, fever, chills and nasal congestion combine and can stop you in your tracks, leaving you bedridden for days. Statistics show that the flu annually sickens millions, ...

An important first step for county inmates

The importance of mental health treatment to help prevent crime has been an especially popular topic over the last few years. But just as important as early diagnosis can be to help steer someone clear of violent and criminal tendencies ...

5 vital Facts about signing up for coverage at HealthCare.gov

1. Sign up by December 15. Open Enrollment starts on November 1, but you must take action by December 15, no matter if this is your first time getting covered or if you are returning to shop and save. 2. ...

Foundation aims to improve breast cancer outcomes for African American Women

A national breast cancer foundation, Susan G. Komen, is working to improve breast cancer outcomes among Black/African-American women. This effort is part of Komen's African American Health Equity Initiative. John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a mission-driven public health organization, is assisting ...

AMITA Health Joliet Hospital Capital Campaign

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet recently launched a multimillion fundraising initiative in its effort to improve cardiovascular care for Joliet and the surrounding community. In launching the Heart Hospital within a Hospital Campaign, the medical center's foundation and ...

Honoring Caregivers

Joliet - The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s, including the 588,000 Alzheimer's caregivers in Illinois. According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association survey, people ...