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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.

Health center to transform regional youth behavioral care

Waking up each day with a mood disorder, depression or other mental and behavioral health challenge can be devastating for anyone, especially children. And too often, when the problem worsens and they need acute care, there is no room for ...

UChicago Medicine rises to No. 2 in Illinois on U.S. News’ list

The University of Chicago Medicine moved up to No. 2 in both Chicago and Illinois in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s best adult hospitals. Last year, the Hyde Park-based academic health system was ranked ...

Four ways to protect yourself from deadly superbugs

Every year, drug-resistant bacteria and fungi known as "superbugs" infect 2 million Americans -- and kill up to 162,000 of those patients. Sadly, that toll could soon skyrocket. Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi build resistance to medical treatments over time. ...

Trinity Services celebrates National Disability Voter Registration Week

New Lenox - Trinity Services, Inc. and Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s staff helped register more than 40 people to vote, in person and through mail-in registration, Wednesday, July 17, at a National Disability Voter Registration Week Open House ...

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 ...

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