Category: Health

Rotary Club of Aurora

Rotary Club of Aurora, among Millions, to participate in event on World Polio Day, October 24

The Rotary Club of Aurora will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease. An event , October 24, among thousands, will be held by Rotary organizations across the globe on World Polio Day. Rotary members in the Aurora area are among...

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Dr. Paul Granoff retires from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

Dr. Paul Granoff announces his retirement from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

By Paul Granoff, M.D. FAAP Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora Dear families, I recently announced my retirement after 48 years of practice in the Aurora community and surrounding areas. The decision to retire comes with many mixed emotions. I will greatly miss caring for all of you who are like family to...

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A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting

Meritorious surprise award in Aurora:

A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. She was expecting to speak about future events and was blindsided with the honor. Diane’s husband, Robin, gives her a pat on the back for her good deeds. Second...

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Aurora City Council honors Breast cancer survivors:

Aurora City Council honors Breast cancer survivors:

Breast cancer survivors receive honors at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From left, Aurora Police Sergeant Liz Robinson-Chan, Francesca Manzella, Dorothy LeSure, Micki Lear, and Gloria Cervantes. Ward 1 alderman Kristina “Tina” Bohman shared her struggle with breast cancer a little...

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Adult programs at both Oswego Library sites

The Oswego Public Library District will offer adult programs this month, including: • Medicare Can Be Confusing, Oswego Campus Library, 32 West Jefferson Street, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9. Liliana Rubiano, of the Existential Insurance Senior Services, will present a free educational seminar to get everyone up to speed on...

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VNA receives grant from Dart

VNA Health Care received a $40,000 grant from The Dart Foundation in support of VNA’s Century of Service Campaign. VNA has used the funds to purchase new waiting room chairs for their clinic at 400 N. Highland Avenue in Aurora. “This grant provides a direct benefit to our patients,” said...

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University of Illinois Extension in 3 counties

Food choices have a big impact on health and how we feel. The University of Illinois Extension will have one of three programs to explore simple ways to improve nutrition and energy based on meal and snack selections. See below. “The Mediterranean Diet is an evidence-based dietary pattern focused on...

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Larry Frieders

Changing perception of hemp permits beneficial use

Is CBD (Hemp) a Hoax or a Fad? For vast amounts of history, life on earth, including human, advanced side-by-side with hemp, a prolific weed. It grew everywhere. Animals ate it. Birds loved the seed. A survey in 2003 showed that more than 95% of hemp seed sold in the...

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Emergency Room physician Stephen Holtsford recently shared his experience helping patients with opioid use disorder at the Kane County Sheriff (Don Kramer) Opioid Epidemic lecture series and forum at the Aurora Public Library.

Help for opioid use disorder at Kane County Sheriff lecture series

Emergency Room physician Stephen Holtsford recently shared his experience helping patients with opioid use disorder at the Kane County Sheriff (Don Kramer) Opioid Epidemic lecture series and forum at the Aurora Public Library. Several years ago Dr. Holtsford saw the opioid crisis getting worse and wanted to help solve the...

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Help with Parkinson’s disease offered by non-contact boxing

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to walk, talk, balance and move. Rock Steady Boxing at Jesse “The Law” Boxing Club (RSBJTLBC) in Aurora gives those living with PD hope for today by offering a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine proving to...

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Ryan Keiler, stroke education coordinator with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield shares information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. He explained the advantages of available mobile stroke units which are ambulances with an embedded CT scanner, a specially trained crew, and wireless connection to immediately transmit the CT image to the hospital to cut door to treatment time. Jason Crane/The Voice

Mobile stroke units discussed at Rotary Club of Aurora

Ryan Keiler, stroke education coordinator with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield shares information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. He explained the advantages of available mobile stroke units which are ambulances with an embedded CT scanner, a specially trained crew, and wireless...

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Larry Frieders

Seasons change; protection available from harvest allergies, SAD

Seasons change and there’s nothing we can do about it. The changes are gradual, but they definitely can have an impact on our well-being and health. We have left Summer behind and are into Fall, or Autumn, the time for gathering the crops. Allergies are on the rise because dust...

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Fox Valley Marathon participants make a southern-most turn in Aurora

Fox Valley Marathon half way point

Fox Valley Marathon participants make a southern-most turn in Aurora on the path adjacent to River Street to return to the starting point in St. Charles through North Aurora, Batavia, and Geneva on the 26.2-mile run. Click here for more information. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Active, compatible lifestyles: Predictability and spontaneity

Predictability. Spontaneity. Both are a parts of our worlds, the fabric of our society. We can be just one strain, or, continually act in the other. Likely the best of each keeps us fresh and in focus at the same time. The joy of each day is relying on predictability...

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Suicide prevention panel at the Santori Library of Aurora

Suicide prevention panel at the Santori Library of Aurora

Kane County Sheriff Richard Kramer conducts a panel of suicide prevention at the Santori Library of Aurora Wednesday, Sept. 12. Presenters from left, include Liza Oliva, Holley Mapes, and Laura Murray. Right, the Simply Destinee dancers  perform following the presentation. Simply Destinee is a youth organization which offers activities. See...

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Fox Valley Park District Prisco Center Fitness facility in Aurora reopens

Fox Valley Park District Prisco Center Fitness facility in Aurora reopens

The grand reopening of the Prisco Fitness Center in Aurora Thursday, Sept. 13 offers a variety of information and free registration. The greatly expanded facility offers more workout space and uses a theme of FoxFitness for the other Fox Valley Park District sites at Vaughan Center and Eola Community Center. ...

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day based in real concerns

By Barb Nadeau –  Fall Prevention Awareness Day is September 22, a time for health care and senior care professionals across the country to gather, discuss, and recognize the dangers associated with tragic falls. Falling is no laughing matter for seniors, older adults, and their family members. Every 11 seconds...

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Oswego Senior Center events: Windows 10, Medicare, Ask a Cop

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Getting Started with Windows 10, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There will be easy-to-follow instructions about...

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Panel series on heroin highway, opioid abuse, to start Sept. 26

Following the success of an educational forum tackling Kane County’s opioid epidemic, law enforcement officials are expanding the speaking series to Aurora starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, 101 S. River Street. Registration is not required. A panel of experts will discuss...

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