Health And Fitness
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.
UNIVERSITY PARK | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, will host a town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 W. University Parkway.
If you find the thought of running on a treadmill uninspiring, there other more adventurous opportunities to exercise in the south suburbs.
MERRILLVILLE | In response to the issue of rising childhood obesity, the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Geminus Corporation, 8400 Louisiana St., that will explore how to create fitness first environments for children.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Discover the Power of Holistic Healing and Non-Traditional Health Therapies at the Holistic Health Symposium 2013 at Governors State University from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7. The symposium is free and open to the public.
HARVEY | Ingalls Memorial Hospital teamed with Family Christian Health Center to offer affordable back-to-school checkups at the recent KidFest.
Family practice physician Lisa Peng, M.D., performs back-to-school physicals during the recent KidFest event, co-sponsored by Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Family Christian Health Center in Harvey.
SPRING GROVE, Ill. | When Elizabeth Freund saw her 13-year-old daughter interact with her horse, she was intrigued by the relationship between them.
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