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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

U.S. Rep. Kelly hosts Health and Wellness Resource Fair

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.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Health and fitness expert gives advice to south suburban professional women's group

Health and fitness expert gives advice to south suburban professional women's group

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.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

D.155 receives grant for Family Fitness Night

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.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

Free Family Health Fair is March 23 in Homewood

HOMEWOOD | Take advantage of more than 30 free health screenings at the 31st annual Family Health Fair on March 23 at James Hart School.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Ill. lawmaker takes aim at Capitol food, fitness habits

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.

February 22, 2014 1:41 pm
Lansing elementary school implements fitness program

Lansing elementary school implements fitness program

LANSING | Fitness is in serious focus for fifth-graders at Coolidge Elementary School.

February 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing elementary school implements fitness program

Lansing elementary school implements fitness program

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…

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Roundball Classic returns

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.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ingalls to host free women's heart event Feb. 22 in South Holland

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.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer Support Center to host healthy lifestyles synposium

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.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

Flu activity builds in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN | Public health officials say the flu is beginning to hit Illinois.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am

U.S. Sen. Kirk has gallbladder removed

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.

December 09, 2013 5:20 pm
Playing Games

Playing Games

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…

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
Southeast Lions host diabetic eye screening van

Southeast Lions host diabetic eye screening van

Lion Bil Weybright, left, and Southeast Lion Andy Di Santo at the diabetic eye screening at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in South Chicago.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Southeast Lions host diabetic eye screening van

Southeast Lions host diabetic eye screening van

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.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

DeLuca to host diabetes workshop Saturday

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.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

Walgreens, local politicians sponsor senior health fair Sept. 19

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.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am
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