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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 ...

Community Health Center Line-up of Bilingual Ob/Gyne

The Will County Health Department Community Health Center has announced that a third Spanish speaking OB/Gyne has joined their staff. Dr. Veronica Arauz , a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will be joining Dr. ...

New Lenox turns up 7th rabid bat of season

After a full month with no additional rabid bats being found in Will County, the seventh one of the year was discovered in a residence off of Fir Street in New Lenox. On July 31st, the home owners were awakened ...

Hepatitis cases are increasing

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encouraging people to talk with a health care provider to see if they should be tested or vaccinated for hepatitis A, B, or C. Viral hepatitis is caused by several different viruses ...

Foster demands open access to health care guidelines

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) demanded that the Department of Health and Human Services re-open a database of up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines on how best to diagnose, treat, and prevent over 1,000 medical conditions or diseases. Foster and 46 Democratic Members of ...

Nursing home violations

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the 2018 Second Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators is now posted on IDPH’s website. The report contains additional information about the violations. The facilities listed below were cited with type “AA” ...

Helpline to assist people having difficulty affording insulin

Thetimesweekly.com Starting August 1, a new dedicated helpline called the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will assist people who need help paying for their insulin – such as those with lower incomes, the uninsured, and people in the deductible phase of ...

Large study on aggressive Prostate Cancer in AA men begins

Thetimesweekly.com The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining ...

Health Department Back to School Physical Day

The Will County Community Health Center has announced that their Back to School Physical Day will now be held on Friday August 3rd, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Heat and medication mix poses danger for local seniors

Heat when combined with certain medications, can seriously put seniors at risk. Consider this: 80-86% of seniors suffer from a chronic condition or disease that requires medication, the summer heat can pose significant challenges! The National Weather Service even suggests ...

New Joliet location opens for CSL Plasma

CSL Plasma, Inc., a leading collector of human plasma in the nation with more than 190 locations, is seeking donors at its new donation center, 1530 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. The facility opened its doors Tuesday to the community. Andrew ...

Patients, Health professionals observe World Sickle Cell Day

It’s been 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered. And, according to health experts, it’s no secret that an alarming number of children and adolescence have died, and the condition remained in the ...

Cooking benefits your mental State

Thetimesweekly.com It’s no secret that cooking healthy food provides benefits to our bodies, but there’s also evidence that the act of preparing meals can benefit our minds as well. Mental health experts credit cooking with helping to relieve depression, anxiety, ...

Children’s mental health: Always more complicated

Thetimesweekly.com A sit-down with two experts from the Will County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Division can make you stop and think. And more than anything, make you hope for a better future. Licensed Psychologist and Registered Nurse Dr. Rita Gray, ...

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