Health

Staying fit: keep your body prepared to fight

Date: 
12/28/2020
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Staying fit means your body’s better equipped to fight illness in general," says Becky Neal, Health and Wellness Director at the Fry Family YMCA in Naperville. 

As 2021 draws near and New Year’s resolutions stay top-of-mind, experts from the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago have some tips on how to maintain an active lifestyle while staying protected from COVID-19. 

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What can you do if a business isn't enforcing masking up?

Date: 
10/22/2020
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A resident was concern when she went shopping in a large chain grocery store where she frequently shops. The store employees were not enforcing the rule for customers to be wearing a mask.

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Chicago Order: Sick residents stay home!

Date: 
03/19/2020
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UPDATE: Governor Pritzker just announced three more coronavirus deaths in Illinois...more to follow.

All residents in the City of Chicago with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness or who are exhibiting symptoms of the illness are ordered to stay home, according to a Public Health Order signed by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady today. 

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Coronavirus facts compiled by Alderman Waguespack

Date: 
02/01/2020
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Considering the very concerning worldwide news about the spreading coronavirus, Alderman Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward, compiled the follow details about the illness and actions being taken.

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FREE: Life saving flu shots are available

Date: 
09/28/2019
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Recommending that residents should get the flu vaccine by the end of October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says

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Former Congressman Gutierrez released from hospital

Date: 
02/15/2019
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After about a week in the hospital, former Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez was able to celebrate Valentine's Day at home.

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Luis V. Gutierrez in hospital

Date: 
02/07/2019
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Soraida Guitierrez, wife of former Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez released a statement about her husband's health.

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Seniors: Friday deadline Medicare and drug program enrollments help from Illinois aging department program

Date: 
12/04/2018
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Deadline for help with enrollment or change in Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage from the Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is Fri., Dec. 7. 

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Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center rated as one of top hospitals in the country and Illinois

Date: 
12/04/2018
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Once again* Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (formerly Presence Health now AMITA Health AHSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., has garnered recognition as a Top Hospital in the United States by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. 

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Presence Health intends to become part of larger health system

Date: 
08/22/2017
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It was announced Tuesday, Aug. 22, that A non-binding letter of intent (LOI) has Presence Health joining Ascension, becoming part of AMITA Health. 

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Fitness enthusiasts: Chicago's reputation needs your help!

Date: 
05/21/2017
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Fitness enthusiasts, Chicago needs you to encourage others to increase their fitness.

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Chicago's fire and police and OEMC partner with hospitals to address emergency mental health responses

Date: 
01/22/2017
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To enhance the identification, assessment and treatment of Chicago's emergency mental health response, Chicago's Police (CPD) and Fire Departments (CFD), and Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) are partnering with EMS System Hospitals to develop a state-of-the-art crisis response training course and curriculum. 

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‘NOBODY QUITS LIKE CHICAGOLAND’ returns this week

Date: 
11/14/2016
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To participate in reducing the annual 480,000 death rate in the U.S. caused by cigarettes, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and nearly 30 advocacy organizations across the city and suburbs today announced the third annual ‘Nobody Quits Like Chicagoland’ Smoking Cessation Awareness Week. 

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"I Got Mine" flu shot campaign coming to close but...

Date: 
11/03/2016
FluSeason

The Chicago Department of Public Health's (CDPH) I Got Mine flu shot campaign is ending soon but their message continues, "get your flu shot." 

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Illinois Pharmacy Citation System made more efficient

Date: 
10/18/2016
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Today, Illinois' Pharmacy Citation System Pilot Program for minor disciplinary infractions transitioned to a permanent initiative, under the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).  

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Zika virus advice from Illinois Department of Public Health

Date: 
07/27/2016
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UPDATE
Just announced that the first local Zika transmission has occurred in Florida.  

The Zika virus has caused the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to issue warnings to travelers. 

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Get Mental Health First Aid certificate training: More opportunities at PSMEMC

Date: 
07/08/2016
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certificate training gives more community members the opportunity to be prepared in recognizing and addressing mental health issues on the job, in the community and at home.

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Take preventative hot weather precautions says IL Public Health Director

Date: 
06/10/2016
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Avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke advises Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. as Friday is hottest day since last year and this weekend is predicted to be a sizzler. 

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IDPH gives rabies warning

Date: 
06/01/2016
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While bats are not only the consumer of insects and uniquely are the only flying mammal, they are the primary carrier of rabies in Illinois,

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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center graded "A" in safety

Date: 
04/30/2016
SMEHC

For the sixth consecutive reporting period, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., has received an "A" Hospital Safety Score

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