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Exploration Days highlight nursing, fire/EMS careers

To showcase its nursing and fire science/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs, Joliet Junior College hosted Exploration Days for high school juniors and seniors to learn more about the two fields of study. Both events took place June 11 to provide ...

Wet weather means prepare for mosquitos, guard against West Nile virus

This extremely wet spring has already led to an unavoidable very bad season for mosquitos. And once again, the WCHD (Will County Health Department) Environmental Health Division has 14 traps in various locations for the purpose of tracking possible West ...

How diversity in dental profession could mean better care for minorities

Thetimesweekly.com When it comes to having access to quality health care, minorities still lag behind, research shows, and that can include dental and orthodontic problems that get postponed or go untreated. “This is a huge problem because regular checkups and ...

Silver Cross, AMITA Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook receive an ‘A’

For the 9th consecutive time, Silver Cross Hospital has been awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group – this time in the spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Silver Cross Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm ...

Reproductive justice organizations express dismay over Hyde Amendment status

The House Appropriations Committee marked up its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2020. This watershed spending bill reflects several progressive policies that matter to women of color. For the first time ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day when Mom has Alzheimer’s

Joliet - Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's crisis. This burden on women is never more apparent than on Mother's Day, when families come together to celebrate their mothers and grandmothers. The disease places an unbalanced burden on ...

Silver Cross offers health screenings

Silver Cross Hospital offers a variety of health screenings throughout the month of May. Balance enhancement and fall prevention screenings At The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital, physical therapists conduct free screenings year-round to assist with balance enhancement ...

Measles outbreak: Prevention is key

thetimesweekly.com On Monday April 29th, word came from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the number of current measles cases nationwide had topped the 700 mark. Will County Health Department (WCHD) Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel says the ...

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital opens 25-bed inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit

New Lenox - Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital is now providing specialized inpatient psychiatric treatment to adolescents ages 13-17 (18 if still in high school). The 25-bed unit is dedicated to providing a safe and therapeutic environment of care for teens ...

Hospitals oppose new nurse staffing mandates proposal

A proposal in Springfield to impose mandated nurse staffing ratios at Illinois hospitals is raising concerns among healthcare professionals around the state. The legislation being touted by nurse unions, House Bill 2604, would establish government mandates on how many nurses ...

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, May 7, 2019. The clinic is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is by appointment only. ...

Silver Cross receives performance improvement award

The Chicago Healthcare Executive’s Forum recently shined the spotlight on the Silver Cross Hospital Emergency Department, presenting the hospital with its Leadership in Innovation Award at the Soldier Field United Club. The award recognizes a healthcare team that has inspired ...

Joliet Hospice campaign will add to impatient unit

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet Area Community Hospice began in 1982 and changed the face of inpatient hospice care when it opened the first free standing hospice home inpatient unit in Illinois in 2004. Now fifteen years later, JACH is embarking on a ...

Community conversation about mental illness and substance use

thetimesweekly.com Local experts will discuss the need for mental illness and substance use treatment and how legislation and policy can help expand resources available in Will County. Senator Michael Hastings will talk about two bills he is sponsoring: Senate Bill ...

Major prostate cancer research targeting African Americans set to begin

For African American men, prostate cancer is real. Health statistics paint disturbing trends, including that 60 percent of Black males are more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race. Just as unsettling, African American men are twice as ...

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