Fresh Local Produce At Seaway Bank’s Farmers Market Through September 24

Bank Announces Double Value Coupon Program For the past decade, Seaway Bank’s farmers market has been making fresh produce and healthy alternatives more accessible to residents of Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, an area underserved by supermarkets and proliferated with fast food outlets. Through a grant from LINK Up Illinois, a program of Experimental Station, LINK Card Read More …

Stuart Scott: Courageously Fighting Cancer

I recently watched a video of ESPN’s anchor Stuart Scott accepting the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY Awards, for his ongoing inspirational on-going fight against cancer. I was moved by his positive attitude, determination and his will to live. The award is named for James “Jimmy V” Valvano, a college basketball coach Read More …

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Singer Donica Lynn’s “Today’s A Good Day” Concert Pays Tribute to Cancer Warriors

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., with doors opening at 7:30 pm. The “Today’s A Good Day” concert pays tribute and lends an understanding heart and song to all those affected, in any way, Read More …

5 Healthy Resolutions for Women

Every year, thousands, if not millions of women resolve to live a healthier life. In the last 25 years, health-related goals concerning weight, exercise, better relationships, and smoking cessation have been at the top of turn-of-the-calendar objectives for both sexes, says John C. Norcross, PhD, co-author of Changing for Good. For many women, the path Read More …

A New U: When Determination meets Discipline

By UniQue Webster How did I allow myself to get to a whopping 300 plus pounds after losing 150 pounds five years prior? I’ll tell you how, through depression, anger, and bitterness. I was emotionally attached to food. I sought out refuge in fast food and chocolate. It provided a sense of comfort when all Read More …

November is Diabetes Month

  Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy vision!  The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your Read More …

The Roseland Community Crisis

Roseland Community Hospital is nestled neatly on 111th Street, the far South Side of Chicago serving a population of uninsured, underinsured people, poor people. Servicing Roseland, Pullman, Morgan Park, Greater Roseland, Altgeld, Maple Park and south suburban communities; Roseland practices urban medicine in a health care desert. The typical hospital patient is African American or Read More …

Juicing Craze: What You Should Know Before You Start

Juicing Icon Offers 5 Tips for Beginners and Veterans Alike; Happiness & Well-Being a Key Ingredient It’s no longer just celebrities, world-class athletes and alternative-lifestyle hippies turning to green smoothies and freshly juiced vegetable and fruits for improved health, says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS. (“The Juice Lady”). “People from all walks of Read More …

Recap: Leading Ladies International Hosts Fourth Annual Empowerment Conference

  April was National Stress Awareness Month and several recent studies have come to the same conclusion: women are feeling the pressures of stress more than their male counterparts. On Saturday, April 27, Leading Ladies International hosted their 4th Annual Empowerment Conference at Cibola located at 1647 S. Blue Island. The empowering festivities featured the Read More …