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Will County Health partnership for HIV PrEP Clinic

Starting Thursday, November 30th; a new partnership between the Will County Health Department’s Community Health Center and the Family Health Services HIV and STD program will launch a special PrEP clinic.

Joliet Jewel-Osco hosting diabetes classes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is partnering with Jewel-Osco to offer in-person Diabetes Management Classes for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid members.

Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in November

Get healthy this fall with a check up at one of Silver Cross Hospital's November health screening clinics.

Oaks Behavioral Hospital gets underway

Silver Cross Hospital and US Health Vest broke ground on a planned 100-bed behavioral health hospital on the Silver Cross Campus October 25.

Risking Death for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Three weeks after Cassaundra Lynn Perkins gave birth to premature twins, she returned to the hospital, feeling unwell.

Top Tricks and Treats for a tooth-friendly Halloween

Most little monsters will bring home a scary stash of candy after trick-or-treating, But don't get spooked, there are some tricks, and the top treats to keep kids' teeth safe from sugary nightmares.

Recognize the signs of domestic violence

You chose him because he was kind, respectful and caring -- at first.

Residents urged to signup for healthcare plan during open enrollment

Sign up for the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) will begin on November 1 and runs through December 15 this year.

Silver Cross Fall diabetes fest on Nov. 4

The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will host its annual Fall Diabetes Fest on Saturday, November 4.

Will County officials take part in opioid awareness event

Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah co-chaired a recent public hearing by the Governor’s Opioid Prevention and Intervention Task Force in Chicago.

Silver Cross Senior Health fair

Silver Cross Senior Advantage will hold a Senior Health Fair on Monday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center.

Medicare Made ABCD-easy at White Oak Library

“Medicare Made ABCD-easy Workshop” program will take place at the Lockport Branch Library.

Will County Health flu shot schedule

The Will County Health Department Walk-In Immunizations office has their schedule for flu shots for the public. Vaccines for both adults and children are available.

Talking to teens about sex in modern digital age

The Will County Health Department does indeed have their educators teaching the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in the Valley View School District.

Will County Health: Family Health and Fitness can begin in the home

With Family Health and Fitness Day set for Wednesday, September 27th; a good goal for families would certainly be not to change their routine for a day, but to change it for the future.