Monday, March 25, 2013
The Silver Cross Diabetes Center is one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management programs.
In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s American Diabetes Alert, the Silver Cross Diabetes Center in partnership with the Joliet Noon Lions Club will offer free screenings to detect diabetes on Tuesday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in outside Silver CrossHospital’s Season’s Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will be offered a Diabetes Risk Assessment and Blood Glucose Test as well as Walgreens will provide a free blood pressure screening. No fasting is required. The American Diabetes Alert is an annual nationwide campaign to raise awareness that diabetes is a complex, serious and increasingly common disease affecting more than 26million children and adults in the United States. There are an …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A New Lenox Brownie from Troop # 107, Alex Sheridan, has gotten lots of media attention since news broke that she came to her mom's rescue.
In case you missed it, 9-year-old Alex Sheridan, a third grader at Haines Elementary School, is being called a hero for saving her diabetic mother after a harrowing ride that ended in a car crash in Frankfort. The little girl's story has hit the airwaves too. So far it's been featured on ABC, NBC and WLS Talk Radio. Readers might like: Two ways to stay connected:
Friday, January 25, 2013
A 9-year-old New Lenox girl is celebrated as a hero for saving her mother and herself. Frankfort Fire Protection District Awards her the "Golden Duck."
New Lenox's 9-year-old Alex Sheridan today is being called a hero. After her mother went into a diabetic coma a week ago while driving home from a basketball game in Lockport, the third-grader from Haines Elementary School turned off the ignition and stopped the car. While Jennifer has been a diabetic since the age of 5, this is the first time that a drop in blood sugar put her and Alex in jeopardy. It was about 8 p.m. when the two were leaving in the family's Volkswagen Beetle. Then Jennifer lost all reference to her surroundings. "I was out of it." She was driving erratically and traveling at a rate of speed that got up to 70 mph at one point on secondary roads in the pitch black. Reader's might like: Friday ABC 7 News featured Alex and …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Learn about diabetes at Provena's Diabetes Fair. A presentation is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m..
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Pharmacy managers and store clerks are joining a 5K Walk to fight diabetes.
The staff at Walgreens stores in New Lenox and Mokena know their customers as friends. That's why they're joining the American Diabetes Association's Walk to Stop Diabetes, beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, at Soldier Field in Chicago. In a store where people come for prescriptions and to talk to the pharmacist, they gain more than a bottle of pills and directions on how best to take the medication. They gain friends—a lot of them. It's an authentic relationship, said Walgreens managers from New Lenox's Schoolhouse store and Mokena's store on Wolf Road. "The regular customers—those who come in three times a week or more—are not just faces; they're Barb, Mary Ann, Jose or Mike. These people come in my store, and I can't help but to care about…
Monday, March 28, 2011
In this week's edition of "A Good Read on the Southland," we see the best of people and the worst, heroism and homelessness.
Tragedy strikes far away and close to home. A political twist. And two love stories unlike any other — one that ends with criminal charges and the other in song. These were the best Patch stories in the Southland last week. 1. South Suburban Man Thought the Japanese Tsunami Would Kill Him: When the devastating wave struck Japan, Nick Nowak thought he was a goner. "My Dad thought I was dead," Nowak told Patch editor Lauren Traut. And for a while, no one knew. Then he found a way to call home. "My mom was relieved to know I was alive." 2. Jealous, Jilted and Jailed: Love Ends at the Point of a Knife: On her Facebook page, Jamie Katro says she's "a very loyal and honest person." Tinley Park police say she attacked her ex-lover while standing …