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Health And Fitness

Ill. Ebola hotline logs nearly 500 calls in first week

SPRINGFIELD | The state's top health official says a hotline set up to answer questions about Ebola has cooled down in recent days.

October 23, 2014 2:06 pm

It is not too late to register for Mental Health Conference at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | It might be the most helpful and informative conference you attend all year. Prairie State College is hosting a conference to help people understand mental health. Titled, “Changing Perspectives and Altering Perceptions: Understanding Mental Health,” the conference is a ful…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois health department plans Ebola hotline

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois health officials plan to launch a hotline to answer the public's questions about Ebola.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Consumer Wellness Advocate certification training workshop this month at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute is hosting Consumer Wellness Advocate Certification Training for individuals who wish to gain the tools to promote wellness at home and in the workplace. This unique program will be facilitated by Alexandra Glumac, MS…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Study nixes teaching hospital, promotes trauma centers

A feasibility study ordered by the General Assembly throws cold water on proposals for a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana, but ratifies local hospitals' efforts to establish trauma centers and expand medical education.

September 18, 2014 2:45 pm

Chicago Southland Chamber hosts Run for the Health of It 5K Run & Fitness Walk

HOMEWOOD | Imagine a cool fall afternoon surrounded by friends, local businesses and organizations that share your passion for health and fitness.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Ingalls hosts Cancer Survivor Day/Morning of Wellness Saturday in Homewood

HOMEWOOD | Ingalls Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a free morning of wellness from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Cancer Support Center, 2028 Elm Road in Homewood.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ingalls Health System announces upcoming health programs for September

Breast Cancer Support Group

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Will County Forest Preserve District offers new 'Run, Cycle and Yoga' program

BEECHER | The Forest Preserve District of Will County will offer triple the fitness fun with “Run, Cycle and Yoga,” a new program being offered from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Registration open for July 4 Run for Freedom

HOMEWOOD | The H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, at 2920 W. 183rd St., is finalizing plans for the Run for Freedom — the second race of the 2014 Summer Circuit. Registration closes at noon July 2. Registration fees are $22 for Homewood-Flossmoor residents and $25 for nonresidents. Race day fee is $30.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Cal City residents benefit from Health and Wellness Fair

Cal City residents benefit from Health and Wellness Fair

CALUMET CITY | The city hosted a Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by 2nd Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski on May 17 attracting more than 400 residents of all ages to the Calumet City Public Library, 660 Manistee Ave.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
Cal City residents benefit from Health and Wellness Fair

Cal City residents benefit from Health and Wellness Fair

Calumet City hosted a Health and Wellness Fair on May 17. Pictured from left are Patrice Washington, of Ingalls Memorial Hospital, 2nd Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski, Barbara Rose Whalen, from Ingalls Hospital, and Beatriz Cruz, from the Citizens Utility Board.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Ingalls announces upcoming community programs

Ingalls Health System announces upcoming health programs in the month of May.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
Southeast Lions assist at health fair

Southeast Lions assist at health fair

CHICAGO | The Senior Service Coalition of Southeast Chicago sponsored a health fair May 2 at the South Chicago Senior Center, 9233 S. Burley Ave.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Southeast Lions assist at health fair

Southeast Lions assist at health fair

The Senior Service Coalition of Southeast Chicago sponsored a health fair on May 2 at the South Chicago Senior Center. Pictured are Lions screening technician Joe Krenkel, from left, and Southeast Lions Margarita Carrillo, Irene Hurley and Andy Di Santo with the Lions hearing van.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Fifth Third Bank donating community garden growing space in Hammond

OFFBEAT: Fifth Third Bank donating community garden growing space in Hammond

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May 08, 2014 12:00 am

D.155 offers Family Fitness Night on Wednesday

CALUMET CITY | A second annual Family Fitness Night will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wentworth Junior High School, 560 Superior Ave.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am
Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

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.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Lack of psychiatrists hits Ind. mental health patients

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.

April 19, 2014 11:15 am
Cal City student's art is food for thought

Cal City student's art is food for thought

CALUMET CITY | A Lincoln Elementary fifth-grader is one of six national grand prize winners in an art contest meant to promote healthy eating.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
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