Health And Fitness
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.
Pictured are Southeast Lions Club members at the recent mini-health fair at St. Kevin Church hall in the South Chicago neighborhood. From left are Southeast Lion Margarita Carrillo, Armando Ramierz, seated; Nora Flores, Jackie Rouse, Nicole Miles, Southeast Lions Andy Di Santo, Gil lMedina a…
CHICAGO | On Aug. 18, the Southeast Lions Club hosted a mini health fair at St. Kevin Church hall, 10509 S. Torrence Ave., in South Chicago.
They're called "super agers" - men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Low-income stroke patients on Medicaid in Illinois are offered just four sessions with a rehabilitation specialist, far too little therapy to allow them to make a strong recovery, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said in calling for a better standard of care.
CRETE | St. James Manor & Villas, 1251 E. Richton Road, will continue hosting a free Alzheimer's and Dementia Family Forum the second Wednesday of each month in the Assisted Living Burr Oak Room at 6 p.m.
ELMHURST, Ill. | Kandi Pajer is just trying to keep her balance. But it's hard.
Kandi Pajer, of Elmhurst, who participated in the Wheel Gymnastics Championships this month in Chicago, trains at Sokol Spirit in Brookfield, Ill. Pajer shows an example of the straight line discipline part of the competition.
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