Category: Health

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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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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Rotary Club of Aurora meeting October 29, 2018 with Michael Meyer CEO of Fox Valley United Way

The 411 (information) about 211, available in Kane County November 1

Michael Meyer, CEO of Fox Valley United Way based in Aurora, presents information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. He answered questions about 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local...

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Larry Frieders

Bitter taste sensitive, complex flavor, healthy

Generally, humans can detect five basic flavors: Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami (savory, characteristic of broths and cooked meats). Bitter is the most sensitive of all tastes. Bitterness has an excitable quality that might be described as disagreeable or harsh. The very word bitter has become associated in our...

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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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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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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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