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Jackson Park Hospital offers mammograms at reduced rate in October

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Updated: April 14, 2014 4:49PM

With October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, Jackson Park Hospital is offering mammograms at a reduced rates. Mammograms, usually $697, are available for $50 through Oct. 31. The hospital is at 7531 S. Stony Island. For appointments, call (773) 947-7990.

Are you depressed?

There are more than 19 million people suffering from depression. Many more aren’t even aware that they are. It’s important to find out, and that is what today, National Depression Screening Day, is all about. Visit to find local community organizations and colleges that provide free, anonymous screenings for you or a loved one. You can take a self assessment online or go in person to one of the many events being held today.

Can’t swallow vitamins?

Hate to swallow pills, but want to take a daily vitamin? The dilemma is over with alternaVites. The vitamin is in crystallized form and can be sprinkled onto your tongue — much like a Pixy Stix. Only in this case, you’re getting 23 essential vitamins. The added plus is they are gluten free. They’re mixed berry flavor for adults. Kids have two choices, strawberry bubblegum and raspberry cotton candy. Suggested retail is $29.95 for the 30-pack adult version, $15.95 for a 30-pack for kids. Find them at Herbaland, 2630 Dempster St., Park Ridge, or at

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