Thursday, February 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Local officials during a Feb. 1 press conference held in Maywood to announce the roll out of a program that will equip 1,900 officers in Cook County with Narcan. | VFP
When Bellwood Police Chief Jimenez Allen was asked to take advantage of a program that would train his officers to administer Narcan nasal spray and that would provide a supply of the medication at no cost to his department, he jumped at the chance.
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Friday, January 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Last month, Loyola University Medical Center tested more than 1,200 patients experiencing flu-like symptoms such as coughing, headaches and fever — 357 of whom had a lab-confirmed case of influenza, according to Dr. Jorge Parada, the medical director of Loyola’s infection prevention and control program.
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Saturday, December 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
The number of people experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as cough and sore throat, at hospital emergency departments across the state is increasing, according to Cook County Department of Public Health data.
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Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago is seeking African American women between 50 and 75 years old to participate in an eight-week Race-Based Stress Reduction and Resilience Program for African American Women.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Nurses from Loyola Medicine will be at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 21st Ave. on Oct. 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to provide free flu shots. The shots are limited and will be provided on a first come, first-served basis.
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Friday, September 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Attendee’s at the Sept. 9 Voices at the Table event, sponsored by PP4H, get active with dance. | Michael Romain/VFP
On Sept. 9, a few hundred people circulated in and out of the playground of Lexington Elementary School, 415 Lexington St. in Maywood. The school closed in 2015, which made the site of last Saturday’s festivities — what the host organization, Proviso Partners for Health, called Voices at the Table — particularly ironic, like a rose blooming from concrete.
Continue reading “How a Loyola Initiative Is Spreading Health in Proviso Right Under Your Nose”
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Dr. Howard Einhorn, an internal medicine physician at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital who specializes in treating diabetic patients will deliver Hai Solomon Community Lecture at the hospital’s professional office building, 675 W. North Ave., Melrose Park, (rooms E, F, G on the lower level), on Thursday, Sept. 14, 12 p.m.
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