Archive For The “Health” Category

Red Robin in Orland Park closed after Carbon Monoxide affects 24 customers

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Red Robin in Orland Park closed after Carbon Monoxide affects 24 customers

Red Robin in Orland Park closed after Carbon Monoxide affects 24 customers The Orland Fire Protection District treated 24 customers at the Red Robin Restaurant in Orland Park after they reported feeling sick on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. Four of the customers were taken to area hospitals after the OFPD determined that the cause was…

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Congresswoman Kelly applauds Senate intro of Health Equity and Accountability Act

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Congresswoman Kelly applauds Senate intro of Health Equity and Accountability Act

Congresswoman Kelly applauds Senate intro of Health Equity and Accountability Act Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, released this statement following the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act in the U.S. Senate: “Today, we took another important step toward expanding access to healthcare with the Senate introduction of…

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

Social Security to increase slightly over 2018 Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more…

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LaGrange-based social services agency, Pillars, receives Lipinski grant

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LaGrange-based social services agency, Pillars, receives Lipinski grant

LaGrange-based social services agency, Pillars, receives Lipinski grant Lipinski Announces Grant for Pillars Community Health in La Grange Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Pillars Community Health Center in La Grange has been awarded a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The organization will receive $243,200 to help expand…

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Cook County Veterans Service Office provides important benefits

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Cook County Veterans Service Office provides important benefits

Cook County Veterans Service Office provides important benefits By Dr. Jerry Field (Ed.D) Often there is a certain amount of confusion when dealing with government and non-Military communication. The Cook County Veteran Service Office is offering a free service that is very important to all Veterans and Military. The service will record the Military identification…

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Orland Park Cardiologist warns of rising cardiovascular risk among women

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Orland Park Cardiologist warns of rising cardiovascular risk among women

Orland Park Cardiologist warns of rising cardiovascular risk among women Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women says Board Certified Cardiologist from Orland Park Dr. Kathleen Drinan who will speak to “Women and Heart Disease Prevention” at the Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions of the American College of Osteopathic Internists in Florida….

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36 Illinois Nursing Homes cited by state for safety concerns

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36 Illinois Nursing Homes cited by state for safety concerns

36 Illinois Nursing Homes cited by state for safety concerns Nursing Home Violations for Second Quarter 2018 The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the 2018 Second Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators is now posted on IDPH’s website.  The report contains additional information about the violations. The facilities listed below were cited…

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Beware of Bats and rabies, found in Illinois

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Beware Of Bats And Exposure To Rabies in Illinois 17 bats tested positive for rabies As bats become more active, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people to beware of potentially rabid bats and other animals.  So far this year, 17 bats have tested positive for rabies. “People can receive preventive treatment…

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CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money

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CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money

CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money Palos Township will be hosting a Citizens Utility Board (CUB) event on May 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A free mini breakfast with coffee, juice and donuts will be offered to attendees, donated by Palos Township Trustee Sharon Branigan. Branigan,…

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Cicero makes enhanced medical services available in emergencies

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Cicero makes enhanced medical services available in emergencies

Cicero makes enhanced medical services available in emergencies The Town of Cicero has signed a deal with Rush University Medical Center to make a specialized Mobile Stroke Unit available bolster medical services to stroke victims. The new unit will be available initially every day between the hours of 7 am until 7 pm but plans…

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Hybrid medical center proposed in Lyons

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Hybrid medical center proposed in Lyons Site on Ogden Avenue would serve veterans and general public By Steve Metsch Vacant land where a longtime restaurant once stood in Lyons won’t remain empty very long if a podiatrist’s plan takes shape. And, if things work out, nor will the land across the street where the village…

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Anti-Drug Industry Media Firestorm: Unscientific, Dishonest, Dangerous

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Anti-Drug Industry Media Firestorm: Unscientific, Dishonest, Dangerous

Anti-Drug Industry Media Firestorm: Unscientific, Dishonest, Dangerous Guest columnists Sandip Shah and Helen Shao argue that drug companies are being unfairly criticized, that development of drugs costs far more than media claims. Drug research is expensive By Sandip Shah and Helen Shao Have drug companies been lying about their development costs to justify high prices?…

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