Category: Health

NAMI presentation Feb. 23

Officer Douglas Rashkow’s presentation “Crisis Intervention Training” will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, Building 351 in conference room 1, 2, 3. Topics will include: Crisis intervention skills; De-escalating a crisis; Tips to resolving conflict; mental health…...

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Larry Frieders

Don’t do it, response to pharmacist career question

There isn’t a month that goes by where some well-meaning grandparent, parent, uncle, or aunt, doesn’t ask me about pharmacy as a career for their loved one. What are the salaries like? Are there jobs? What are the best schools? How long does it take to become a licensed pharmacist?…...

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HOPE Taskforce seeks reduction of opioid deaths

The DuPage County Heroin Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce recently outlined its framework and means to reduce the number of opioid deaths in DuPage County over the next three years. At its January 18 meeting, the Taskforce agreed to five objectives to address the ongoing public health crisis facing…...

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Dentist With a Heart in February offers free services

Aurora Children’s Dental Services has organized the 18th annual Dentist With a Heart with dates to include February 1-28. Forty-two Fox Valley area dentists will open their doors to the needy, and offer free services during specific times. Over the last 18 years, the free services provided more than $1…...

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VNA Health Care expands in Aurora

VNA Health Care has completed the expansion of the VNA Health Center, 1400 Indian Avenue, Aurora. The expansion included the construction of 11 additional exam rooms and a wellness kitchen. Services at this location include family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, case management, care coordination and lab. Wellness classes…...

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Aurora Public Library a Warming Center for expected record-low temperatures

In anticipation of the record-low temperatures expected Wednesday, Jan. 30, Aurora Public Library (APL) will remain open to provide warming centers for its surrounding community. Although APL will remain open during normal business hours, and would like to ensure the safety of its staff members, there will be limited services…...

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City of Aurora government establishes first Advisory Commission on Disabilities

City of Aurora government establishes first Advisory Commission on Disabilities

Honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday: Appointees to the recently-established Advisory Commission on Disabilities. From left, Lori Price, Teresa Crafton, Elana Newkirk, Herman Shelton, (Richard Irvin, mayor), Todd Nardone, Lisa Jacino, Debbie Nardone. Not in the photo are Dr. Cynthia Penne and Eric Moch. • Twenty-three community members,…...

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Dentist With a Heart February 1-28, 2019 in Fox Valley, to help children

Aurora Children’s Dental Services has organized the 18th annual Dentist With a Heart with dates to include February 1-28. Forty-two Fox Valley area dentists will open their doors to the needy, and offer free services during specific times. Over the last 18 years, the free services provided more than $1…...

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Medical cannabis talk in Oswego January 15

“Introduction to Medical Cannabis” will be presented at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Holiday Inn Express, 2055 Weisbrook Drive in Oswego. The public is invited. Admission is $25. The guest speaker will be Rick Niksic, education and outreach coordinator from Greenhouse Medical Cannabis dispensaries. Greenhouse operates dispensaries in Morris,…...

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Larry Frieders

Why blindly visit the doctor for annual check-ups?

In response to, “why do we get annual physicals?”, Google reported 1.34 Trillion results. When asking everyday people that question most reply, “because we should”, then they pause, and you can almost hear the wheels turning, until their life training takes over and they relax knowing their answer was good…....

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Former mayor of Aurora, Tom Weisner, was placed in hospice care Wednesday, Dec. 26, according to reports. He has been in a battle with cancer most of his three terms as mayor. He was resting after the placement in hospice care. Treatment has been ongoing. Wesiner was mayor of Aurora for 11 years, from 2005 to 2016. He left office prior to the end of his term to continue treatment and preserve his strength. Family members are with him in the trying set of circumstances. They encourage positive thoughts and prayers.

Former mayor of Aurora, Tom Weisner, in hospice care

Former mayor of Aurora, Tom Weisner, was placed in hospice care Wednesday, Dec. 26, according to reports. He has been in a battle with cancer most of his three terms as mayor. He was resting after the placement in hospice care. Treatment has been ongoing. Wesiner was mayor of Aurora…...

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Homeless veterans fees will be reduced in 2019

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, wants veterans to know about the new state laws aimed to assist Veterans that will go into effect in 2019. House Bill 4848, which will take effect January 1, 2019, ends for homeless veterans the $20 shipping fee to obtain medical records. These health records…...

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Best beard: Tyler Reeder shows the biggest trophy in the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest to raise money for pancreatic cancer. He stands between Kristen Ziman, police chief and Santa. See page 17. See face book.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Best beard Award at the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest

Tyler Reeder shows the biggest trophy in the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest to raise money for pancreatic cancer. He stands between Kristen Ziman, police chief and Santa. Click here to see the video. No Shave November, hair-raising, fundraising: Aurora police members honor winners of their third “No…...

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Bryant Sheehy from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the non-profit organization ImagininGuatemala. The Naperville Club hopes to raise an additional $5,000 for the charity which is committed to working with the poor of Guatemala. ImagininGuatemala has installed 32 water tanks to provide a clean way to store water which is provided by the government of Guatemala.

Rotarians raise funds to provide clean water in Guatemala

Bryant Sheehy from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the non-profit organization ImagininGuatemala. The Naperville Club hopes to raise an additional $5,000 for the charity which is committed to working with the poor of Guatemala. ImagininGuatemala has installed 32…...

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Larry Frieders

Health care and insurance system broken; repair required

The Opioid Epidemic is in the news, on social media, and being discussed everywhere from the boardroom to the pulpit. Although the situation might not perfectly fit the definition of epidemic, which is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time, it’s close enough…....

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Captain Rich Forney of the Salvation Army of Aurora presents the Kiwanis Club of Aurora with $5,000 to help with Coats for Kids at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting. Submitted photo

Salvation Army of Aurora supports Kiwanis Coats for Kids

Captain Rich Forney of the Salvation Army of Aurora presents the Kiwanis Club of Aurora with $5,000 to help with Coats for Kids at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting. Submitted photo… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log...

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Julie Morrison, Montgomery Village engineer from Engineering Enterprises, Inc. shares information before a public hearing on a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow the public to comment on the Village’s plan to remove lead services in the Marberry Manor subdivision and the downtown area. The Village is seeking funding assistance to complete the project. There were no speakers at the hearing. She said following the hearing, there is a 10-day comment period where the public can submit written comments to the Village clerk or IEPA. A copy of the plan will be at the Village Hall until December 7. The project will allow the village to remove all known lead service lines. The loan is 50% forgivable up to $1 Million. Jason Crane/The Voice

Montgomery village government to remove all known lead service lines

Julie Morrison, Montgomery Village engineer from Engineering Enterprises, Inc. shares information before a public hearing on a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow the public to comment on the Village’s plan to…...

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Aurora Sixth Ward alderman Michael Saville reads an Aurora City Proclamation at SciTech Wednesday, Nov. 14 for the Cosmopolitan Club World Diabetes Day. November is Diabetes Month. Right, is Russell George, Diabetes Club of Aurora president. Diabetes is a major ongoing cause for the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora. Ann McBride photo

World Diabetes Day proclamation:

Aurora Sixth Ward alderman Michael Saville reads an Aurora City Proclamation at SciTech Wednesday, Nov. 14 for the Cosmopolitan Club World Diabetes Day. November is Diabetes Month. Right, is Russell George, Diabetes Club of Aurora president. Diabetes is a major ongoing cause for the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora. Ann McBride…...

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Donna Crane

Michael J. Fox: Medicinal product assists Parkinson’s

Reprinted from The Voice, November 9, 2017. Suzanne Pischner (CNN) reports: “After decades of battling with Parkinson’s Disease, Michael J. Fox and Cornell University student, Amanda Pyces, commenced to find the safest, most effective form of medicinal cannabis. “Their goal: Bring an all natural product to the masses that actually…...

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Donna Crane

Five spices help with entire inflammatory process

Reprinted from The Voice September 21, 2017. Click here to see related information on bitter flavor in the Health Voice column by Larry Frieders. The more we learn about cooking and eating healthy the more we become aware of the wonderful herbs and spices that are available to enhance flavors…...

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