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  • Fitness goals don’t have to be New Year’s resolutions, trainers say

    Planning to make big lifestyle changes in 2015? Local fitness experts said waiting until Jan. 1 isn’t necessary.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Danica Patrick is face of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's new health initiative

    Race car driver Danica Patrick will be featured in a marketing blitz for Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's Healthy Driven initiative.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Joliet and Morris gastroenterologist offers new hemorroid treatment

    JOLIET – About half of all people have noticeable hemorrhoids by age 50, and they often occur earlier, especially during pregnancies, in weightlifters ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Are Dental Implants Right For You?

    Tooth decay, gum disease, and injury can all lead to tooth loss, despite improvements in dental care through the years.  For a long time, the only tre ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Noise diets protect ears

    Do your ears need to go on a diet?  A “noise diet?”  Some experts believe they may, as too much noise, for too long a period, can cause permanent hear ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital announces partnership, provides pediatric care

    HINSDALE – In an effort to provide greater access to its pediatric care patients, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital announced a new affiliation with Ann and ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Free sewing class to support children with cancer

    DOWNERS GROVE – Friendly Stitches Sew & Vac is hosting ConKerr Cancer sewing class for individuals interested in learning to sew pillowcases for child ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Nazareth Academy to remain closed through Wednesday after 25 percent of students call in sick

    LA GRANGE PARK – Officials at Nazareth Academy will keep the school closed through Wednesday to allow staff to perform a deep cleaning of the school b ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Coping with cancer during the holidays

    The holidays are typically a happy time of good will, get-togethers and gift-giving.   But ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park closes due to flu outbreak

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for a deep cleaning due to a flu outbreak, according to a post on the La Grange ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Lockport teen fights complicated heart condition while striving for Eagle Scout

    LOCKPORT – Nicholas "Nick" Lindblad,13, of Lockport, loves "The Maze Runner" book series, Minecraft video games and working his way up the Boy Scout l ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Police, fire department to host joint blood drive

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Police and Fire departments will work together to co-sponsor a holiday blood drive.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Elmhurst cancer survivor gives back with chocolate stand

    ELMHURST – To celebrate his fifth year cancer-free, 9-year-old Ben Hoffmann of Elmhurst decided not to treat himself, but rather to sell treats to sup ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Western Springs, Hinsdale fire departments raise money, shave mustaches

    HINSDALE – In an effort to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues commonly faced by men, two area f ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Area health leaders graduate, share ideas for community projects

    HINSDALE – With the help of two area organizations, 13 community health leaders graduated from the Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generatio ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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