Arlington Heights A Walk in the Park

The Arlington Heights Art Guild will hold their 48th annual fine art & craft show on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Located at North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL. This is a juried show featuring 80 plus vendors featuring oils, watercolors, woodworking, stained-glass, jewelry, photography, pottery, fabric art, floral design and much more. Also there is a classical guitarist to entertain us, food, and art activities for kids. Free admission and plenty of free parking. Hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Arlington Heights Mane Event - Million Dollar Block Party

02 August, 2019 5:00PM - 11:00PM • Vail & Campbell / Downtown Arlington Heights

Mane Event - held as a kick-off event for the premier Arlington Million race held at Arlington Park Racetrack on August 10 - fills the streets of Vail & Campbell in the downtown with food vendors, live music, business expo, and children entertainment. 6:00 pm - The Jet Set Quartet • 8:00 pm - 7th Heaven

Event is sponsored by the Village's Special Events Commission. The Mane Event & the Taste of Arlington Heights, held the next day are bookend events held as an end-of-summer celebration!

Taste of Arlington Heights

03 August, 2019 12:00PM - 11:00PM. Vail & Campbell, Downtown Arlington Heights

Taste of Arlington Heights held on Vail and Campbell in the downtown area includes food vendors, live music, activities and entertainment for the entire family. Event is sponsored by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. 2:00 - 3:00 pm  - Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors • 3:30 - 4:30 pm  - Indigo Band • 5:00 - 6:00 pm  - School of Rock • 6:30 - 8:00 pm  - Sugar Highway • 8:30 - 11:00 pm - ARRA

Bartlett Village-Wide Garage Sale

08/15/2019 9:00 AM - 08/17/2019 5:00 PM

Location: all over Bartlett. It’s time to bargain hunt again at Bartlett’s community-wide garage sale. see website for Participating Homes (to be posted mid-July) www.village.bartlett.il.us/how-do-i-view/community-calendar

ADDISON BY THE SLICE

08/06/19 - 6:00 PM. OLLIE BOLDS' SOUL REVIEW. 1 FRIENDSHIP PLAZA ADDISON ILLINOIS, 60101 18th Annual "Addison By the Slice" Pizza Bakeoff, inconjunction with National Night Out. Addison Pizza restaurants compete in several categories in a blind taste test to win awards. The biggest award of the night – the People's Choice Award – is determined by YOU. Addison Historical Museum Open House, featuring Craft and Vintage Fair, 6 - 8 p.m.

46th Annual Bloomingdale Septemberfest & Parade

Saturday, September 7, 2019. 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM • Old Town Park. Address: Third & Franklin Streets

Bloomingdale, IL 60108. The annual end-of-the-summer gathering kicks-off with a parade that leads into a full day and evening of events and entertainment in Old Town Park, including a car show, stage performances, and scholarship presentations. The fest also hosts a variety of food and craft vendors, and a Lions Club beer tent.

Glendale Heights Community Garage Sale

Clean out the basement, attic and garage and join us for the Annual Community Garage Sale on Sunday, September 15 from 9:00am - 2:00pm at Camera Park. If you have nothing to sell, then come out and shop for bargains from many different sellers. For registration information, contact the Sports Hub at 630.260.6060.

Glendale Heights National Night Out

Celebrated annually on the first Tuesday in August, the Glendale Heights Police Department invites you and your family to join them to show your support for crime and drug prevention in Glendale Heights. This free event is open to all residents and is meant to raise awareness about crime prevention in our community. The Police Department coordinates an evening of fun featuring a police dunk tank, games, face painting, a visit from McGruff the crime fighting mascot, and emergency apparatus demonstrations by the Glenside and Bloomgingdale Fire Protection Districts.

Glendale Heights Community Garage Sale

Hanover Park Car & Motorcycle Show

August 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Metra Commuter Lot. The Village of Hanover Park will hold its annual Hanover Park Car & Motorcycle Show at the Hanover Park Metra Station located at Barrington Road and Lake Street. This year’s show will feature a contest for the following Specialty Classes Camaro, Mustang, and NEW: Jeep, Corvette, Lowrider. Also new this year, Class N: Peddle Cars can submit an entry.  For registration information call Gayle Peneshi at 847-514-4349. Car registrars provided with a free t-shirt for the first 200 entries. Trophies awarded by class and all cars qualify for grand prize trophies and CASH prizes: Best of Show, Best of Engine, and Best Paint.

Schaumburg Septemberfest

Labor Day Weekend! Saturday, August 31, 2019 • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM • Sunday, 9/1/19, 9 am - 10 pm

Monday, 9/2/19, 9 am - 9 pm. Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL, 60193. Arts & Crafts Show • Carnival • Entertainment on 3 Stages • Craft Beer & Wine Tent • Taste of Schaumburg • Bingo • Pony Rides • Septemberfest Court. Admission and all musical acts are FREE!!   

 Taste of Roselle

The Roselle Lions Club is hosting Roselle's biggest block party this summer, the 38th Annual Taste of Roselle August 2 through 4. Bring family, friends, and your appetite and come out and enjoy the great food, live entertainment, carnival, Bingo tent, and craft fair. Taste of Roselle will be held on Main Street, between Roselle Road and Park Street. Friday, August 2: 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3: Noon to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4: Noon to 8:00 p.m. Each year the proceeds from the Taste of Roselle are donated to community projects.

  
CBS EXPLOSIVE INVESTIGATION REPORT 

A recent explosive CBS 2 investigative report is shedding light on Stem Cell Clinics operating in Chicago and the suburbs. In 2018 there were two other similar investigative reports conducted by local investigative teams in Colorado and Florida. Investigators are attending what are being called “educational workshops/seminars” with undercover cameras to expose what is really taking place.

These “educational workshops/seminars” are being advertised via infomercials that air on Saturday and Sunday mornings, TV commercials, newspaper ads and direct mail. The targets are older patients that are looking for alternative to surgery who have tried everything else and are desperate. At the seminars attendees are given stories of miraculous outcomes, unrealistic expectations and at times will have paid local celebrities to promote the procedure which are all setting up for the sales pitch.

The FDA has been cracking down on Stem Cell clinics across the country but are simply unable to keep up with the number of tissue banks, labs and clinics that are popping up. (site the recent FDA post)

Perspective patients are often misled about the regulations and testing of the products, they are natural products similar to vitamins one would buy off the shelves at the local drug store so they are not approved by the FDA. They do not have to go through the same clinical testing and approval process as medications supplied by major pharmaceutical companies. Until a contamination breaks out or a clinic is found of using improper delivery/administering methods the FDA generally does not get involved. Unfortunately, most of these clinics are also void from regulation by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) and state insurance regulatory bodies because they are purely self-pay clinics. Meaning they either do not accept Medicare or Insurance or they are not billing to them. All the services have to be paid directly by the patient, which also essentially allows these clinics to charge whatever they would like for the product and the procedure. In most cases they are charge up to $5000 for a single injection, but they will give a deal of $8000 if a patient gets two joints injected. In many of the cases these “Stem Cell” injections are not preceded or followed up with supportive care. The clinic is there to perform the injection, collect the money and then the patient is pretty much on their own as was shown in the CBS investigative report. Two patients interviewed who were not seeing any benefits from the injections repeatedly called the clinic to get a follow up appointment and were never able to or were hung up on.

What are signs that a perspective patient should look out for:

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that affect both the bone and the supportive soft tissue. Anyone making a claim that its like you’re getting a “new joint” or the “joint is being rebuilt” is giving you factually inaccurate information. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, the only way to change the damage that has taken place to the bone itself is to replace it. That said with the right methods and products some of the supportive soft tissue can be repaired or regenerated within reason. If a person has stage 4 or severe arthritis at best they have a 50/50 chance of benefiting from regenerative joint injections. The hope is it can delay or put off surgery. For those who have stage 2 or 3 arthritis it can be far more effective as it is being caught much earlier and has a better possibility of avoiding future surgery.

Free consultations, x-rays and exams: If the clinic is a credentialed provider for Medicare and Major Insurance why would they be giving away free visits? Generally, to be selling the patient something on the free visit. Also, when a clinic contracts to be a provider for Medicare and insurance they are agreeing to abide by their rules and regulations, which will include a code of ethics. Regenerative injections are not a single office visit process, they require follow visits and supportive care that are covered by Medicare and insurance.   

Paid local celebrities: If a procedure is that revolutionary and can help many people it shouldn’t require having to pay a local celebrity to be the pitch person and appear at seminars, make YouTube video or appear in their advertisements. Subtle advertisements to create awareness, patient education and word of mouth will help bring awareness to those who can benefit from it.

The clinic and the experience: Know where you are going, many of these Stem Cell clinics will share space out of another medical clinic with limited hours. They have no ties to the actual clinic that you’re walking into, meaning they can jump ship anytime. Does the name being advertised match the name of the clinic you are walking into? Often times clinics will advertise under a licensed marketing name but the clinic name of the person you are seeing is completely different, so who is the provider and who is responsible for your care. On your initial visit who do you meet with? Will you see a medical staff member on that visit? If on your initial visit you are met by a representative of the clinic who is giving you the medical/clinical explanation of the procedure and then presenting to you costs even before you see the medical staff they are vetting you and this should generally be a red flag. When you go to your family, orthopedic, neurology doctor etc... you speak to the physician or their medical personnel.

Negotiating or bargaining:  Healthcare costs are rather standardized as they are determined by CPT codes and correlating fee schedules. When someone is changing costs of services or making deals for healthcare procedures that should be alarming. The orthopedic surgeon is not saying if I do a total knee replacement on both of your knees, I’ll give you a deal. An eye surgeon is not saying I’ll give you buy one get on free on Lasik or cataract surgery, so why should regenerative medicine be any different. Moreover, regenerative injections are now starting to be covered by Medicare and insurance. These clinics will not tell you that as its not as profitable, in fact they will tell you the exact opposite.

The procedures that are covered by Medicare and insurance have been reviewed and approved for reimbursement and patient safety versus those that are not covered. That said there are several options that are effective for the treatment of osteoarthritis that are still not covered by insurance. It is advised to do the proper research on any product you are getting injected.

In the coming years regenerative medicine will likely be the fastest growing segment of healthcare, with may new products being introduced, advertised, marketed and touted as the next big thing. Like anything else be sure to use caution and do not make a decision out of desperation without being completely informed.

Dr. David Rosania, MD, Director of Regenerative Medicine at Pain Relief Institute. To learn more about Dr. Rosania, MD or to schedule an appointment call 847-243-6430.

Pain Relief institute conservative pain management centers in Chicago are on the cutting edge of medical innovation and technology by being the only medical facility in Chicagoland that combines Stem Cell Recruitment with our Class IV Robotic MLS (Multiwave Locked System) and HILT Laser Therapy. Call today if you are suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, or soft tissue pain. PRI offers pain management for most conditions associated with your joints. The Pain Relief Institute is the trusted Chicago pain management clinic you have been seeking. Avoid surgery by scheduling a consultation with our doctors, consultation covered by Medicare and most insurance. For further information or to schedule a consultation, please call 847.243.6430.

 


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