Archive For The “Health” Category

Underwood Works to Improve Access to Quality Health Care for Veterans

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Underwood Works to Improve Access to Quality Health Care for Veterans

Underwood Works to Improve Access to Quality Health Care for Veterans Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced The ACE Veterans Act which expands veterans’ access to contraceptives, includes an option for full-year supply. The Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act would improve suicide prevention for post-9/11 veterans Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the ACE Veterans Act and…

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Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil

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Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil

Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil Local members of the climate emergency group, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups  Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Indivisible, as well as concerned individuals gathered for a protest outside the Brazilian Consulate to express and demonstrate solidarity with the indigenous  people being adversely affected by the fires being set by farmers,…

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Charter Fitness goes “All Access” raises fees

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Charter Fitness goes “All Access” raises fees

Charter Fitness goes “All Access” raises fees We are proud to announce that we now offer 24 hour access to our Orland Park location with select plans. In addition, we now offer four different memberships to accommodate when you want to workout, where you want to workout and if you want professional guidance during your…

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Ticks in Illinois Found to Have Heartland Virus

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Ticks in Illinois Found to Have Heartland Virus

Ticks in Illinois Found to Have Heartland Virus Last summer (2018), a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, the first case reported in Illinois. In response to this human case, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collaborated with the Illinois Natural History Survey Medical Entomology Laboratory (INHS MEL) and Kankakee County Health…

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Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe

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Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe

Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent letters to Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Mylan N.V., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., opening an investigation…

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Harper’s Anti-Hunger Bill Signed into Law

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Harper’s Anti-Hunger Bill Signed into Law

Harper’s Anti-Hunger Bill Signed into Law A measure to expand options for people experiencing food insecurity spearheaded by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, recently became law in Illinois. “Far too many Illinoisans don’t have a place to prepare, store or cook food in order to receive necessary sustenance,” State Rep. Sonya Harper said. “Unfortunately, overly-restrictive…

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Stagg students invited on Lady Gaga stage during Las Vegas show

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Stagg students invited on Lady Gaga stage during Las Vegas show

Stagg students invited on Lady Gaga stage during Las Vegas show Two Stagg High School students were among 16 teens invited on stage at a Lady Gaga concert in Las Vegas. Morgan Sukalo and Persephone Valdes represented Stagg’s participation as one of only 8 schools in the country to provide Teen Mental Health First Aid training in…

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Brighton Park neighbors demand state restore mental health services

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Brighton Park neighbors demand state restore mental health services

Brighton Park neighbors demand state restore mental health services Brighton Park Neighborhood Council holds 2019 Public Meeting  In the midst of strong political turmoil, threats to immigrant communities, attacks on black and brown youth, and a push for a higher wage, the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and community members organize a Public Meeting with legislators. …

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I promise, I didn’t write this column high on the Ganja

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I promise, I didn’t write this column high on the Ganja

I promise, I didn’t write this column high on the Ganja The decision by the State of Illinois to legalize marijuana has raised some concerns from foes. But marijuana is really no different than alcohol. And if they want to eliminate marijuana, they should eliminate alcohol, too, from our retail stores. By Ray Hanania Anybody…

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State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

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State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes Illinois Officials Caution Residents Recreating in Illinois Lakes or Rivers to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae As temperatures begin to rise, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to be cautious if they are planning activities on Illinois lakes and…

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