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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high with an estimated 16.7 million people using… Read more »

IDHS, Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributing Free Milk to Low-Income Families

IDHS, Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributing Free Milk to Low-Income Families

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository have partnered to distribute free milk to families at local IDHS offices. Milk will be distributed through… Read more »

New Meatless Campaign Targets Vital Importance of Kidneys to Overall Health

New Meatless Campaign Targets Vital Importance of Kidneys to Overall Health

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is partnering with The Monday Campaigns’ global public health initiatives, which include Meatless Monday, to encourage Americans to make healthier changes to their diets. Studies… Read more »

Consejos para una Buena Noche de Sueño

Consejos para una Buena Noche de Sueño

Millones de estadounidenses dan vueltas en la noche, sin poder dormir – o seguir dormidos una vez que lo logran. Tal vez sea la preocupación por cuentas por pagar, Tal… Read more »

El Dept. de Salud y Servicios Humanos Amplía su Ayuda en Opioides

El Dept. de Salud y Servicios Humanos Amplía su Ayuda en Opioides

El Alcalde Rahm Emanuel anunció un subsidio de $2 millones para la Administración de Servicios de Salud Mental y Abuso de Substancias del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de… Read more »

Reasons it’s so Hard to Lose Weight (and What You Can Do About it)

Reasons it’s so Hard to Lose Weight (and What You Can Do About it)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity in the country among adults is around 40 percent. They estimate that over 93 million adults are… Read more »

Alderman Cardenas Announces 15th Annual Senior Health Fair

Alderman Cardenas Announces 15th Annual Senior Health Fair

On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 Alderman Cardenas will host his 15th Annual Senior Health Fair, which will feature many services including flu shots, glucose testing, hearing screening, and over 30… Read more »

What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season

What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season

By Chuck Dow, Humana regional president of Medicare Humana It’s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or… Read more »

All of US Research Program Seeks to Advance Precision Medicine

All of US Research Program Seeks to Advance Precision Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program is enrolling one million or more people who reflect the diversity of the United States. For various reasons, Latinos… Read more »

Advocate Health Care and Chicago Bulls Team Up to #PinkOut United Center, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Advocate Health Care and Chicago Bulls Team Up to #PinkOut United Center, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Dozens of breast cancer survivors, fighters and family members from across Illinois, flanked by clinicians involved in their care, attended #PinkOut the United Center on October 10th when the Chicago… Read more »