UnitedHealthcare invited African-American seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries to the A Better You events in Chicago on May 20 and 21 in the Chicago Theological Seminary. The events kicked off the initiative nationwide. Participants had the opportunity to hear from Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, of Trinity UCC, who provided guidance to achieve...
Advocate Health Care will begin operating the 56 health care clinics at Walgreens stores across the greater Chicagoland area including several south side Chicago locations including 1554 E. 55th St. in Hyde Park and 11 E. 75th Street Chicago. Community leaders, health care officials, patients and physicians gathered to...
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and NIPSCO is joining Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. ESFI sponsors National Electrical Safety Month to educate the public in order to reduce the number of electrical-related fires, fatalities,...
Governor Mike Pence recently spoke before the Indiana Minority Health Coalition at their Annual Luncheon at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis and celebrated Indiana’s health care successes. This year, the Indiana General Assembly passed and the Governor subsequently signed Senate Enrolled Act 165 to codify the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)...
A long-term partner of Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), United Way of Metropolitan Chicago awarded ACCESS a two-year grant to expand its behavioral health services, which include mental health, behavior change and substance abuse disorder counseling services. The expansion, which has also been supported by the U.S. Department of...
To end a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes, Chicago joins 35+ communities across the nation in hosting the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Advanced Urology Associates will partner on June 4 for a 10K run and...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) recently announced ‘Go Run, a free series of organized and timed 1 mile and 5K community runs in neighborhood parks across the city. It is a community-based initiative that serves to activate neighborhood parks and to...
Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study by psychologists at Indiana University. The work, which appears online in the journal Current Biology, is the first to...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Everyone knows a little about mental health issues, but knowing the facts about mental illness can help you educate others and reject stigmatizing stereotypes. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Understanding mental health isn't only about...
Have certain childhood vaccines caused an increase of autism in Black children, particularly boys? Was the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) involved in a cover-up of evidence to those facts? These and other questions will be discussed during a Saturday, May 7 town hall meeting at Mosque Maryam featuring the...