SPRINGFIELD—With summer beginning, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold is warning Illinoisans to avoid contact with bats as they start becoming more active during this time of year. Bats are the primary carrier of rabies in Illinois. Thirteen bats and one bovine have tested positive for rabies already this year.
SPRINGFIELD—“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” is the slogan used by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) to remind people to take cover when a thunderstorm approaches.
Geneva—Herbie’s Friends, a program to help grieving families cope with loss, grief and death, is offered by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (FVVH).
GENEVA—Delnor Hospital has been honored at an awards ceremony sponsored by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. for achieving exceptional physician satisfaction.
GENEVA–Finding the right physician can be challenging. There are so many important questions and factors to consider, such as whether the doctor has specialized experience, whether the physician has a comfortable bedside manner, and whether the medical practice accepts your insurance.
SPRINGFIELD—Weeks of rain and flooding in southern Illinois have made conditions ripe for mosquitoes.
The Kane County Health Department is urging residents to take precautions as temperature and humidity levels climb Tuesday to create conditions where heat illness is possible.
Kane County—Almost 12 years to the day, the free mammogram fund Two Women, For Women officially ceased operations Wednesday.
KANEVILLE—Conley Outreach Community Services announced this year’s Good Grief Day Camp, “Your Unique Grief Journey.”
GENEVA—When sleep patterns are affected, it could be Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep.
BATAVIA—Elderday Center, a nonprofit adult day center in Batavia, recently named Traci Eggleston, MSW, its interim executive director.
GENEVA—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will host a presentation led by Monica Fawzy, a staff attorney at The Cancer Legal Resource Center, on Wednesday, May 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.
ELBURN—Elburn resident Tracey Marut passed away in September after a 10-year battle with colon cancer, but not before she made a big contribution to a place that had done so much for her and her husband Dave.
Kane County—The Kane County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratories, and other local health departments have reported a recent increase in Salmonella ser. Typhimurium in Northeastern Illinois.
SUGAR GROVE—Residents living in and around the Sugar Grove community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
Geneva—Learn ways to cope with the physical and emotional effects of living with cancer during a Q&A session on Wednesday, May 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center.
ST. CHARLES—Feeling fat, frumpy and frazzled? Confused about the pros and cons of various weight loss programs? Would you like to learn how to overcome your adrenal balance, restore your thyroid and lose weight?
ELGIN—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization offering support for those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, will hold a Memorial Walk for families who are grieving the death of a baby on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m
Batavia—Suicide Prevention Services is seeking hotline volunteers to help reduce and eliminate suicide and suicide attempts.
GENEVA—LWCRC will hold its sixth annual Bridge Walk to raise awareness and funds for the organization’s 50 programs and services.