Health/Fitness

Approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products may be contaminated with E. coli 

Date: 
05/23/2019
Beware

Approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products from Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, IL, may be contaminated with E. coli

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Welcome Mandee Miller to Our Urban Times

Date: 
11/07/2014
MMiller

Mandee Miller is an energetic ball of movement and motivation who found her passion. And, her passion is infecting others with a passion for health and fitness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Free education opportunity at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
10/12/2014
PnkRibbon

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is hosting a community event Standard Bar and Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. titled “What’s Best for the Breasts.” 

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Free yoga in Wicker Park thanks to Ali Alley and lululemon athletica

Date: 
07/26/2014
AAlley

Two years ago Ali Alley, of lululemon athletica, 1627 N Damen Ave.,  connected with Doug Wood at the Wicker Park Advisory Council saying, "I want to do a free outdoor yoga class in the Park once a month." 

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Get free health checks and have fun Saturday morning at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
07/18/2014
BloodPressure

While the Family Health Fest includes free health screenings at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley Blvd. (east side of the bldg.) on Sat., July 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will also be fun events. 

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Da Vinci's 500 plus year old ideas bring robotic surgery to SMEMC

Date: 
10/25/2013
PennyMag

While one of Leonardo DaVinci's (1452-1519) unbelievably forward thinking concepts dealt with robotics, it would probably surprise even him to see a machine, with his name on it, performing delicate surgical procedures.

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Test drive a surgical robot in Ukrainian Village at SMEMC…learn about a medical revolution in robotic surgery

Date: 
10/14/2013
MedDocs

Imagine test driving a robot that is actually used during minimally invasive robotic surgery. You can do that, if you are interested in learning about the benefits of robotic surgery at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 24, at the Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., in the main entrance lobby, first floor. 

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“Don’t worry, be healthy”… Health checks and fun at Family Health Fest August 17

Date: 
08/16/2013
BloodPressure

Three organizations are presenting a Family Health Fest Sat., Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Monsignor Thiele Center, 1510 N. Claremont Ave. 

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Dance your stresses away … in the dark ... it's an international movement

Date: 
02/02/2013
NoLightNoLycra

NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA (NLNL), an international movement to create environments where people can completely let go and shake out their stresses in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol-free environment, debuts in Chicago

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How to stay healthy through the winter: Get your flu shot now!

Date: 
12/05/2012
FluShotPromo

Medical experts warn that this year's flu is going to be a bad one, so get your flu shot now.

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Draft of food plan addressing obesity and a healthier culture in Chicago

Date: 
10/19/2012
HealthyPlaces

Healthy Places, an initiative of Healthy Chicago, released a draft of a plan, called "Recipe for Healthy Places," on Oct. 17. The Intersection of Food and Obesity in Chicago began in July 2010, to help address obesity and build a healthier food culture in Chicago. You are encouraged to read the plan and comment on it.

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Car Wash to support Norwegian American Hospital Heart Walk in Humboldt Park

Date: 
09/06/2012
CarWash

UPDATE:
Due to bad weather, car wash will be held next Fri., Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A $5 car wash ($7 for a SUV or Van) will be at Thomas St. and Sacramento Blvd. to raise funds for the 2012 Metro Chicago Heart Walk, Fri., Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Water can prevent, diminish or alleviate a headache and lots more

Date: 
07/23/2012
WaterCup

While the amount of water in the human body varies person to person and changes based on age and weight, water is vital to each of us. Water consumption can, among other things, prevent, diminish or alleviate your headache; help you regulate your weight; help you

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What is Acupuncture?

Date: 
06/08/2012

Acupuncture is holistic system of medicine that originated in China more than two thousand years ago. It is often referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Oriental Medicine (OM). Although it is an ancient form of medicine, only recently has the United States noticed it. Acupuncture has slowly gained acceptance within the Western medical and scientific community, and is now one of the most popular and widely used forms of complementary medicine used in the U.S.

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What is Integrative Medicine?

Date: 
03/30/2012
SPanitch

Defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, integrative medicine "integrates the therapies of alternative medicine with those practiced by mainstream medical practitioners." Though many integrative practitioners are medical doctors some are not.

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What is a naparapath?

Date: 
01/12/2012
DonPellegrini

A naprapath is a licensed Doctor of Naprapathy (D.N.) or naprapathic medicine. The word naprapathy (nah- prah - pathy) means "to correct suffering." It is derived from the Czech word napravit (to correct) and the Greek word pathos (suffering).

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Extreme heat is coming and can be deadly: what to do

Date: 
07/14/2011
Thermo100

Summer season terms include heat wave, heat index, heat island effect, heat stroke, etc. But, what do they mean?

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Probiotics…Do you need them?

Date: 
06/03/2011
Probiotics

If you never or rarely use antibiotics or experience symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or abdominal discomfort, then good for you. You probably don't need probiotics.

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Two Police Commanders receive top honors from Saints Mary and Elizabeth (Resurrection Health Care) Medical Center

Date: 
04/14/2011
CmdrsFloresMartin

Chicago Police Commander Judith Martin, formerly 13th District and now Special Events Director, and Commander Linda Flores, 14th District, received the coveted CARE award from the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (Resurrection Health Care).

Three House Bills can weaken Smoke Free Illinois and lung cancer research needs support

Date: 
04/13/2011
NoSmoking

The American Lung Cancer Association (ALCA) requests all who care about increasing lung cancer survivorship to call their Senators and Representatives and request them to support funding for lung cancer research at the National Institutes of Health. At the same time Smoke Free Illinois is asking for help to battle three House Bills that can weaken smoking regulations in Illinois.

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