Organic Veggie Boxes, Cooking Classes and Farm Visits Offered Right Out of Maywood
Community Development / Food / Health / Notification

Organic Veggie Boxes, Cooking Classes and Farm Visits Offered Right Out of Maywood

Monday, May 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Time is running out to sign up for a veggie box for pickup in Maywood this summer. Deliveries begin on Thursday, June 8 and the last day to sign up is Saturday, May 27. Here’s a sample of last season’s boxes to give you an idea of … Continue reading

At Resource Fair, Maywood Seniors Enjoy Chair Yoga
Community Notebook / Events / Health / Lifestyle

At Resource Fair, Maywood Seniors Enjoy Chair Yoga

Senior citizens participate in Chair Yoga during the April 22 Ideas for Life Senior Fair held in Maywood. Below, a senior receives a free health screening. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, April 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews More than 100 senior citizens packed the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., last Saturday … Continue reading

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
Consumer Reports / Health / Maywood Politics

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