By Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes For the record, I have taken both doses of one vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ward off COVID-19. And I’m still here. I haven’t grown antlers or sprouted wings, angelic, avian, or otherwise. As a matter of fact,...
House Bill 1177, which would require the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration Division of Aging to develop a strategic dementia plan, passed the House Public Health Committee unanimously. Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter executive director Natalie Sutton testified in support of the bill, which is authored by Rep. Gregory...
The Indiana State Board of Nursing has announced that all 58 members of the Indiana University Northwest Bachelor of Science in Nursing Class of 2019 (December) and Class of 2020 (May) have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. IU Northwest was just one of 10...
To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. At...
In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland. Their passion for helping improve the lives of...
Thanks to a generous donation from Fifth-Third Bank, more patients and their caregivers will have access to much needed cancer programs and services closer to home. A $25,000 contribution check has been presented to Don Fesko, board president, and Marie Macke, service line administrator, Oncology Services, on behalf of...
February is Heart Health Month, and normally, I would be sharing basic tips to improve your heart health such getting proper rest, cutting sodium intake, eating healthy and exercising. With a pandemic now in the picture, the landscape of heart health has totally transformed. Greater concerns have surfaced including...
The City of Chicago and Zocdoc, the leader in online healthcare scheduling, announced a partnership where Zocdoc will serve as the City’s main platform for eligible Chicago residents to find and book COVID-19 vaccinations. Zocdoc will aggregate real-time appointment availability from select Chicago POD (Point of Dispensing) sites, as...
Subzero lows expected throughout the week Bitterly cold temperatures are expected to enter the region late this afternoon and last through much of next week. The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families. For a full list of...
With bitter cold temperatures forecast this weekend, Peoples Gas is encouraging customers to take some simple steps to keep safe and warm. Be prepared: Peoples Gas provides safe and reliable energy every day, but outages in extreme weather can happen. Be prepared by assembling an emergency kit with blankets, flashlights...