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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.

Suicide prevention: Acknowledging the growing problem

Suicide Prevention Week may have been September 10th through the 16th, but as Will County Health Department Behavioral Health Director Dr. Joseph Troiani emphasizes, this prevention must be practiced every single day.

Dental clinic hosting free dentistry day Sept. 22

Residents in Mokena and Will County will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Mokena Crossings Family Dental on Friday, September 22.

State action plan addresses opioid crisis

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, several state agency officials, stakeholders, and advocates recently helped release the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan. A coalition of state agencies has developed a strategic framework that outlines what Illinois needs to do to address ...

NBA player excites audience at parent, youth forum on prevention

Provide a venue where people can sit in on a panel featuring current and former athletes, conduct raffle drawings, offer a plethora of tips and words of encouragement, and have the fortune of holding the program right after school ends ...

Troy Township to present Medicare 101 for seniors

he township will host a presentation by AARP Illinois called "Medicare 101: Your Questions Answered" on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Event to raise awareness, funds for prostate cancer

The SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run will take place this Sunday, September 10 starting at 8 a.m. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Dear EarthTalk: Since when did Michael Bloomberg become a great environmentalist?

Michael Bloomberg was primarily known as a financier and media tycoon long before he became one of the most beloved mayors in New York City history. But what most people still don’t know about Bloomberg is that he is fast ...

Dear EarthTalk: How does Canada’s newly released “Food Guide” differ from the food recommendations offered up by the U.S. government?

These days, many countries around the world produce food guidelines periodically to help improve nutrition and encourage healthy lifestyles among their populaces. The most recent update for Americans came in 2013 when the Obama administration released its MyPlate guidelines suggesting ...

NAMI hosting Aug. support meetings

NAMI of Will and Grundy Counties offers support groups for families living with mental illness.

Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

In this article, Dr. Kevin answers common questions about sickle cell disease and its impact on the community and provides tips for living with and supporting someone with the disease. What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease (SCD) is ...