Category: Health

At Loyola, Cardinal Cupich Addresses Gun Violence Epidemic

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cardinal Blase J. Cupich visits Loyola Medical Center on April 17. | Courtesy Loyola Medicine   

During a visit to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on April 17, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, told a gathering of doctors, nurses and chaplains at the hospital that he supports the Gun Dealer Licensing Act (or SB 1657).

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Tested By Opioid Crisis, Suburban Police To Start Carrying Narcan

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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Loyola Records Record Spike In Flu Cases, Implements Flu Visitor Restrictions

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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Flu-Related ER Visits In Melrose Park, Hines Are Up Big, County Data Shows

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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Loyola Seeking Participants for Race-based Stress Reduction Program

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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Loyola Nurses to Give Free Flu Shots at Maywood Library on Oct. 16

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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How a Loyola Initiative Is Spreading Health in Proviso Right Under Your Nose

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.

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