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  • Have a happy birthday checkup

    Scheduling a wellness physical around your birthday is a good way to remember having this valuable exam, which can detect problems early.  
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Morris hematologist explains blood transfusion risks

    MORRIS – Blood donations are always needed, especially during the holiday season, when people interrupt their regular routines and are less likely to ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Asthma plan reduces problems

    “Asthma can be very tricky to treat in young children.  They have difficulty expressing their symptoms, which can grow severe enough to merit hospital ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Cook County Health Department reports increase in flu-like cases

    An increase in the number of people seeking emergency room treatment, and in reported school absences, for exhibiting flu-like symptoms caused the Coo ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Joliet woman organized blood drives for her 40th birthday, in memory of her husband

    JOLIET – Kyla Fris, of Joliet, didn’t want gifts or cards or flowers for her 40th birthday.She only ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Hearing test easy to take

    Raise your hand if you hear the beep.” That simple process is part of a complex hearing test that helps patients learn the status of their hearing, an ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Family, friends support Elmhurst boy with muscular disorder

    ELMHURST – Marshall Bell takes off, ready for the pass. A second later, he spins around over his shoulder, hand extended over his head just in time fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 7:58 am
  • Support groups help families cope with cancer

    Coping with cancer falls not only on the patient, but on family and friend caregivers, as w ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • ‘Knowledge is power’

    Shannon Shanahan’s daughter, Kate, was 3 years old when Kate began acting differently, not like her usual carefree self.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Presence Cancer Care in Joliet to offer new clinical trial

    JOLIET – When a new medication is produced by a pharmaceutical company, physicians must evaluate the drug in a series of clinical trials to determine ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Park District announces gymnastics class openings

    CLARENDON HILLS – The Clarendon Hills Park District recently announced openings in its upcoming gymnastics programs for children of all ages to mark o ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Diabetes control achievable

    November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of this deadly but manageable disease.  Almost 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from d ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Cook County Department of Public Health discusses heroin addiction at community forum at LT

    LA GRANGE – A Lombard man silenced the audience with tearful details of his battle with alcoholism at a Nov. 12 community forum on drug addiction held ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Manhattan Air Force captain doesn't let traumatic brain injury squelch his drive

    MANHATTAN – U.S. Air Force Capt. Anthony Simone is lucky to be alive.Simone doesn’t remember anythin ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Benages: Arthritis is a pain in the joints

    The pain and stiffness you feel in your knees, shoulders, fingers and other areas could be arthritis, an inflammation of the tissue that lines the bod ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:45 am
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