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Food and hand safety for holiday season

Thetimesweekly.com Thanksgiving is simply the FIRST of many holiday meals that will be prepared. For so many households, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve meals are just as substantial as Christmas and New Year’s Day, or other December holidays such ...

Presence Villa Franciscan named to Best Nursing Homes list

thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Presence Villa Franciscan, a skilled nursing facility located at 210 N. Springfield Avenue in Joliet owned by Ascension Living, has named by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Short-Stay Rehabilitation Centers.' U.S. News ...

Health education class in November

Taking Charge of Diabetes The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will show you how to take charge of your diabetes at a special educational event Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon! Join Dr. Veena Nadkarni, endocrinologist, as she discusses ...

Health department talk Food Safety

On the morning of October 30th, the Environmental Health Division of the Will County Health Department hosted about 100 Will County food operators to talk about the new FDA Food Code that goes into effect January 1st of next year. ...

Hepatitis vaccine available for people at risk

The Will County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is offering free hepatitis A vaccine to people at the greatest risk of becoming infected in our community. Although there are currently no outbreaks in Illinois, ...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration expects to reach a total of 10 ...

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Medicare’s Annual Election Period is here. As of October 15, seniors can choose their Medicare plans for 2019. They'll have to make their selections by December 7 for coverage that takes effect January 1. The enrollment process will be different ...

Community Health Center grant for medication option in treating opioid addiction

The Will County Health Department's Community Health Center (CHC) has received a grant of $285,750 from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). This will expand the CHC's ability to provide treatment for opioid use disorder, with the addition of ...

Alzheimer’s community forum

The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is hosting an Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Thursday, October 18, 2018. This Community Forum is a community meeting which gathers people together in a neutral setting where they can ask questions about the disease, discuss ...

Living well with Diabetes

New Lenox - Do you or someone you know have diabetes? More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recent report finds that 30.3 ...

“Cure Stigma” is goal for mental health awareness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has communicated for many years the need to rid our society of the "stigma" associated with human beings who are fighting any kind of mental illness. For this year's Mental Health Awareness Week ...

How a child’s breathing problem can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

They are two conditions that might seem to have nothing in common: mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Yet children who breathe through their mouths because of a dental issue may be easily misdiagnosed with ADHD, resulting in ...

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, November 6, 2018. The clinic is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is by appointment only. ...

It’s flu shot time

As soon as the influenza (flu) vaccine is available in your community, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends everyone six months and older be vaccinated. The nasal spray flu vaccine is once again a recommended option for influenza ...

Silver Cross to launch mobile integrated health program

Thetimesweekly.com New Lenox - Silver Cross Hospital has teamed up with several area emergency medical services (EMS) responders to launch a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program to help chronically ill patients maintain better control of their health and avoid stressful ...

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