Health And Fitness
CHICAGO | It took a skiing accident in 2003 for Sarah Ridder, of Crete, to learn she has interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a chronic disease that leads to the hardening and blackening of the lungs.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. | A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is hitting home in Indiana, where patients battling mental illness can be forced to wait months for an appointment.
CALUMET CITY | A Lincoln Elementary fifth-grader is one of six national grand prize winners in an art contest meant to promote healthy eating.
CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, will host a Health and Wellness Resource Fair on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Corliss Early College STEM High School, 821 E. 103rd St.
FLOSSMOOR | Healthy lifestyle coach Andrea Metcalf, the best-selling author of "Naked Fitness," spoke March 27 at the Professional Women’s Network March Lunch and Learn at Flossmoor Station.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 recently received a $500 grant from the Northeastern District of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
HOMEWOOD | Take advantage of more than 30 free health screenings at the 31st annual Family Health Fair on March 23 at James Hart School.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Illinois lawmaker is challenging others at the state Capitol to not only talk the talk on smaller government, but also walk the walk.
LANSING | Fitness is in serious focus for fifth-graders at Coolidge Elementary School.
Coolidge Elementary School fourth-grader Ameenah Kelly, left, suggested the class do push-ups, so Jaden Clark, Amaiya Torian and the other classmates followed. This is the weekly routine the class does during a short break from sitting, reading and learning thanks to a new fitness program at…
Starting on Thursday, the fifth annual Lansing Roundball Classic will take place at Memorial Junior High, 2721 Ridge Road in Lansing. It’s an event that has been helping to raise funds for local organizations and highlights the athletic ability of our village’s fifth-grade boys basketball teams.
Ingalls Health System invites women to learn about heart disease and how to prevent it at the Hearts in the Right Place event at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at the South Holland Community Center, 501 E. 170th St.
HOMEWOOD | The Cancer Support Center, at 2028 Elm Road, has partnered with "Advocates for Healthy Lifestyles" to host a symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 about breast cancer, living a healthy lifestyle with cancer and beyond.
CHAMPAIGN | Public health officials say the flu is beginning to hit Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who returned to Congress after suffering a stroke last year, had his gallbladder removed Monday due to an unrelated medical issue.
Following the theme "Get Your Game On," staff at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Schererville, including Julia Ladewski, Parisi Speed School Supervisor and Angie Pilat Parisi, Speed School Coach, donned Chicago Bears jerseys for last weekend's 2013 Fall Open House and hosted games an…
Lion Bil Weybright, left, and Southeast Lion Andy Di Santo at the diabetic eye screening at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in South Chicago.
CHICAGO | The Southeast Lions hosted the Lions Foundation diabetic retinopathy screening van on Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3200 E. 91st St. in the South Chicago neighborhood.
UNIVERSITY PARK | State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, will host a free diabetes awareness workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the University Golf Club and Conference Center, 23520 W. Crawford Ave., according to a news release.
CHICAGO | Local politicians and Walgreens are sponsoring a senior health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Place, according to a news release.
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