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Yearly Archives: 2019

Chicago Park District Launches Annual Teen Opportunity Fair Series

Chicago Park District Launches Annual Teen Opportunity Fair Series

The Chicago Park District invites teens from across Chicago to attend its 4th annual Teen Opportunity Fair series. The three fairs will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m…. Read more »

Vitamin D Could Lower Risk of Developing Diabetes

Vitamin D Could Lower Risk of Developing Diabetes

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus… Read more »

Poor Sleep at Night, More Pain Next Day

Poor Sleep at Night, More Pain Next Day

After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding,… Read more »

Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Drop This Week

Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Drop This Week

Historically low temperatures are forecast this week and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of severely cold weather…. Read more »

Ways Your Smile Improves Your Life – And The Lives Around You

Ways Your Smile Improves Your Life – And The Lives Around You

Many people go to the dentist not just because they want good oral health, but also because having a great smile is a good confidence booster and makes them more… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Winter Weather Safety Tips

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Winter Weather Safety Tips

As a polar vortex brings dangerously low temperatures, frigid wind-chill levels, and snowfall to states across the country over the coming days, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is reminding… Read more »

St. Augustine College Welcomes New President

St. Augustine College Welcomes New President

St. Augustine College welcomed Dr. Reyes González as President. Dr. González has over two decades of experience in higher education and education fostering opportunities for first-generation students in the Chicago… Read more »

Dept. of Public Health Expands School Vision Program

Dept. of Public Health Expands School Vision Program

The City’s school-based vision program will be expanded to every school in Chicago after being approved by the City Council. Since the program’s inception in 2013, the Chicago Department of… Read more »

Nation’s Pediatricians Prescribe Plan to Boost School Attendance

Nation’s Pediatricians Prescribe Plan to Boost School Attendance

Being absent from school too often, excused or not, can put a child’s academic achievement—and future health—at risk. A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in… Read more »

CTU Takes Aim at Mendoza Support for Charters, Vouchers

CTU Takes Aim at Mendoza Support for Charters, Vouchers

By: Ashmar Mandou The Chicago Teachers Union have taken issue with Mayoral candidate Susana Mendoza recently over her support for school vouchers and her stance on charter schools vs. public… Read more »