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AMITA Health Joliet Hospital Capital Campaign

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet recently launched a multimillion fundraising initiative in its effort to improve cardiovascular care for Joliet and the surrounding community. In launching the Heart Hospital within a Hospital Campaign, the medical center's foundation and ...

Honoring Caregivers

Joliet - The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s, including the 588,000 Alzheimer's caregivers in Illinois. According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association survey, people ...

Four tips for flu season

You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache. The full-body fatigue. It's the flu. Last fall and winter, influenza sickened roughly 40 million Americans and killed 60,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year's ...

Start of flu season: A great time to check all of your immunizations

Another flu season is upon us. Will County Health Department Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel says that not only is this the time to get your flu shot, but also a great time to ask your health care provider about other immunizations ...

Sunnyhill retirees have more than a century of service

On Oct 11 three long time employees of Sunnyhill Nursing Home celebrated their retirement with 118 years of combined service. “We are so thankful for the service from these wonderful, dedicated employees and wish them a healthy retirement,” said Will ...

Illinois Lottery launches Carolyn Adams ticket for the cure

Specialty game has raised more than $13 million in the fight against breast cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery has launched the newest edition of the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure www.illinoislottery.com instant game, ...

Services available to people battling substance use disorder

In light of the recent rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in Will County, County Executive Larry Walsh wants to remind residents of two important programs available to those battling substance use disorder: Safe Passage and the Narcan Distribution Program. ...

Health Alert: Local authorities report sudden spike in overdose deaths

Joliet – Local authorities want to alert the public of a spike in recent overdose deaths in the area due to cocaine laced with fentanyl. These deaths occurred in the Joliet/Lockport area. “Although we did not test the substance, we ...

West Nile virus positive in two more Will County samples

thetimesweekly.com Although we are well into September, the Will County Health Department reminds everyone that precaution is still needed when it comes to mosquitoes. The WCHD Environmental Division reports that the eighth and ninth mosquito samples this season have now ...

Walmart hosts Free wellness event in stores on Saturday

Walmart customers will be offered free health screenings, low-cost flu shots and heart health information across Illinois on Wellness Day at Walmart. Walmart says it has a heart for helping customers save money and live better – and healthier – ...

Mental health services for police and firefighters now law

Illinois firefighters and law enforcement officers will now have a new law in place to help end the mental health stigma in their field. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) lent her support to House Bill 2766, which will ensure individuals ...

Attorney General files motion to block health care discrimination rule

Federal Refusal-of-Care Rule Would Allow Businesses and Individuals to Refuse to Provide Health Care Based on Their Own Religious, Moral, Ethical Beliefs. Chicago Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 26 public jurisdictions and health care providers, ...

Illinois resident experiencing respiratory illness after vaping dies

Number of respiratory cases in Illinois doubles The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of the death of an individual who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. The number of cases of people reported to ...

Attorney General expands lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

Raoul Alleges Sackler Family Schemed to Increase Opioid Prescriptions for Profit Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a motion to expand his office’s pending lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. and Purdue Pharma Inc. (Purdue) to include the company’s owners. Raoul’s office ...

IF YOU FIND A DEAD BIRD: CALL WEST NILE VIRUS SURVEILLANCE HOTLINE

The Will County Health Department Environment Health Division reminds you that if you see a dead bird on your property, please call the hotline at 815-740-7631 to report it.

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