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  • 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
  • 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
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