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Breast cancer the most imperative health issue facing Black women

Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more like to DIE of breast cancer than white women. That is an astounding number and indicative of a variety of ...

EMA reminds residents to take care in summer's heat

With summer's heat upon us and as heat indexes top 90 and 100, the Will County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to be cautious in the heat. EMA Director Harold Damron says there are ways people can protect themselves when ...

Will County Health Center add “Teen Friendly Space”

Did you know that high-risk behaviors, such as substance abuse, unsafe sexual activity, interpersonal violence, and suicide are the primary cause of disease and death in adolescents ages 12 to 21? To compound the problem, adolescents are less likely than ...

Fourth positive West Nile virus Mosquito sample found in Will County

The Will County Health Department Environmental Division reports that a fourth mosquito sample this season has now tested positive for West Nile Virus activity. This sample was taken from a trap located in Lockport. The other positive-WNV samples were taken ...

Silver Cross Hospital’s Anthony Wilson named Risk Manager of the Year

New Lenox - The Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management has named Silver Cross Hospital Director of Risk Management Anthony (Tony) Wilson as its Risk Manager of the Year. Wilson received a commemorative plaque and acknowledgement at the society’s annual ...

Drug bill carries serious side effects, no benefits

Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) claim that their new bill – the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act -- will expand access to needed medicines for American patients. But in reality, the bill is poised to do the ...

Connor Kelly Residence named in memory of man who died from heroin overdose

Joliet -Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow officially opened the doors to the Connor Kelly Residence, a new transitional housing facility for eligible Will County Problem Solving Courts participants established to provide long-term help and support to individuals reentering society ...

Free fitness classes for Will County

Will County residents are invited to join in on the physical fun. Local sponsored established gyms have partnered with the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships) collaborative to endorse physical fitness courses lead by certified fitness instructors and ...

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 ...

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