The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is looking for people to help sew and distribute face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project honors the rich history of the American Red Cross’ rapid response early in the 20th century as the U.S. juggled the effects of World...
In mid-July, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), calling on the agency to create a program entitled the “Black Women’s Healthy Heart Program,” which would focus directly on increasing awareness of both the risks to and prevention tools available...
In an effort to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Edgewater Health will be offering COVID-19 testing for our patients and staff. Beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020 testing will be administered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Indiana University Northwest (Parking Lot #9, 33rd Ave., east side of...
Nonprofit Group Providing Education and Information on Clinical Research and its Role in the Development of New Treatments and Vaccines A unique clinical research education event produced by the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and supported by local research teams, advocacy groups and a consortium...
 But reproductive health advocates disappointed by decision By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that could make it more difficult for women to access birth control will not impact Illinois law, state officials and advocacy groups say. The nation’s highest court upheld a federal rule...
What to do to protect your eyes Since I began writing guest columns three years ago, a wide variety of medical topics, trends and conditions have been covered. This month’s subject is one that I have yet to discuss—the care of our eyes. We use them constantly, yet we rarely...
Announcement creates formal process to ensure community input informs UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial’s care and outreach The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial recently announced the creation of its first community advisory council (CAC). The CAC will seek community input on health issues of importance to its primary service area...
Commits to meaningful investments to close racial disparities in kidney health State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) has been appointed co-chair of the Kidney Disease Prevention and Education Task Force, a new panel charged with raising public awareness and presenting solutions to reduce the prevalence of kidney disease and racial disparities...
By Dr. Federico Sanchez, a health enews service from Advocate Aurora Health Taking steps to reduce COVID-19’s contagion presents new challenges in daily tasks, such as buying food at the supermarket, deliveries and takeout, getting fuel, or going to the bank. But following these measures from the Centers for Disease Control...
The men's grooming brand is providing crucial health resources to Black men and women in need. By Shalwah Evans, ESSENCE Bevel, the grooming brand specializing in products tailored for the textured hair and melanin-rich skin of Black men, will be providing free mental health services to several people in the Black...