By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Prostate cancer awareness month is about being aware and informed. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the U.S. Each year more than 29,000 men will die of prostate cancer according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. When diagnosed...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader At least three times a month, the Methodist Hospital’s Northlake Campus experiences overcrowding at the hospital’s emergency room. This happens most often on Mondays when patients begin to not feel good Fridays and try to wait to see their physician on Monday. With their symptoms...
On Sunday, September 11, to celebrate the 2016 National Day of Service & Remembrance, the First Ladies Health Initiative – a consortium of more than 160 pastors’ wives (First Ladies) from across the U.S. – will open the doors of nearly 50 houses of worship across greater Chicagoland to...
The Coloring Mental Health Collective announced a partnership with the Donny Hathaway Legacy Project to help bring about awareness to the mental health issues, wellness, domestic abuse and violence in black and brown communities. The two organizations join forces along with key partners, sponsors, thought leaders, youth, local and...
When teenager Laura Lynn Loken came down with a fever and head-ache on a Saturday afternoon in March of 1988 – after shopping and hanging out with friends – nobody thought for a minute she might die. But the “flu-like” disease shockingly became deadly. Despite doctors’ efforts, the meningitis...
The Barbara Bates Foundation will host its 3rd Annual “Walk Where You Live” 5K Walk/Run, to benefit the Barbara Bates Foundation Breast Wellness Center at Sinai Health System this Saturday, August 20. The Barbara Bates Foundation Breast Wellness Center provides breast cancer awareness programs to women of color who...
Despite the success of various health care agencies, hospitals and online resources in making health insurance available to everyone through open markets or the Affordable Care Act, there are still over a million uninsured people in Illinois. They can best be described as the uninsured or underinsured because many...
Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined with the U.S. Department Justice (DOJ) and attorneys general from seven states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit recently to block a proposed acquisition by Aetna Inc. of Humana Inc., alleging the transaction would increase concentration and harm competition across the...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Many elected officials have been called upon to support the Bike Ride and Walk to Remember Community Awareness Event, which spotlights a cure and end to Alzheimer’s – Dementia Disease. It will be held Saturday, August 6 in the stage area of Carmella’s On the...
On Saturday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago – 3rd District) will host the 13th Annual Health, Fun & Fitness Fair, at the Illinois Institute of Technology on 33rd and State Street (Field North of Crown Hall) in Chicago. This free...