Autism Awareness Leader, the Focus of a PBS Special, Uses Maywood, River Forest to Illustrate Disorder’s Racial Divide
Community Notebook / Health / Noted

Autism Awareness Leader, the Focus of a PBS Special, Uses Maywood, River Forest to Illustrate Disorder’s Racial Divide

A PBS NewsHour segment profiles Debra Vines, below left, James Harlan and their adult son Jason Harlan, pictured above during his childhood years. | Screenshot Tuesday, February 7, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Debra Vines, the founder and executive director of the Forest Park-based nonprofit The Answer, Inc., looked into the camera … Continue reading

Westlake Hospital Offering Free Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Health / Healthcare / Notification

Westlake Hospital Offering Free Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 3, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews According to the 2016 Ford Warriors in Pink Survey, nearly all Americans (98 percent) “are aware breast cancer is a serious health threat; 98 percent recognize that it affects women, while 89 percent recognize it affects men.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so organizations like Ford Warriors … Continue reading

How to Get Chromium-6 Out of Your Tap Water
Consumer Reports / Environment / Health

How to Get Chromium-6 Out of Your Tap Water

Sunday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A report published last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6 — the chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich” — could be in the drinking water of nearly 71 million Americans.  Chromium-6, studies have shown, has been linked with numerous … Continue reading

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in West Suburban Drinking Water
Maywood Politics / Health / Consumer Reports

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in West Suburban Drinking Water

Saturday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8:00 p.m. A new report published last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that millions of Americans use tap water that contains hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, which studies have shown may increase the risk of certain types of cancers and other diseases. Among those … Continue reading

Broadview Church Promotes Faith and Fitness with 5K Walk/run, Health Fair
Community Notebook / Health / Religion

Broadview Church Promotes Faith and Fitness with 5K Walk/run, Health Fair

Runners take their marks during last Saturday’s 5K walk/run hosted by Broadview Missionary Baptist Church and held in Broadview. | Photos submitted Saturday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last week, around 30,000 churches across the country recognized National Back to Church Sunday in varying ways. Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, 2100 S. … Continue reading

First Case of West Nile Virus Hits Cook County, Infected Mosquito Pools in Broadview, Melrose Park
Health / Township News

First Case of West Nile Virus Hits Cook County, Infected Mosquito Pools in Broadview, Melrose Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 3:04 p.m. The Cook County Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning residents that the risk is high of catching West Nile Virus, a disease commonly spread by infected mosquitoes that feed on infected birds. The virus doesn’t often present a significant health threat, even when contracted. In … Continue reading

Maywood Preps for Two 5K Run/Walks & A ‘Billion Steps’ | Earth Day Cleanup Channels Spirit of Lennel Grace
Community Development / Community Notebook / Events / Health / Maywood Public Library

Maywood Preps for Two 5K Run/Walks & A ‘Billion Steps’ | Earth Day Cleanup Channels Spirit of Lennel Grace

Some of the participants in last Saturday’s Illinois Prairie Path Earth Day Cleanup gather inside a village-owned building on 11th Avenue and the Prairie Path. The event channeled the spirit of its late organizer, Lennel Grace, who passed eight weeks before it was to have taken place. | Photos courtesy Alise Buchmeier  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 … Continue reading