Addison MEMORIAL DAY

27 May • 8 - 10 a.m.: Free Pancake Breakfast hosted by Knights of Columbus, Indian Trail Junior High9 - 11 a.m.: Addison Historical Museum Open House9:30 a.m.:  Community March Steps Off from Indian Trail to St. Paul Cemetery 9:45 a.m.: Flag Posting begins at St. Paul Cemetery 10 a.m.: Marchers arrive at St. Paul Cemetery for Auxiliary Ceremony, followed by march back to Village Hall11 a.m.: VFW Ceremony at Village Hall Noon - 1 p.m.: Hot Dogs & Chip, courtesy of VFW at Post Hall; Veterans Resource Fair at Post Hall

Hanover Park MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE- MAY 27, 2019

The Hanover Park Veterans Committee hosts and invites you to attend the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony in honor of our Veterans. This year it is being held on Monday, May 27th, at 10:00 am in the Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of the Municipal Building, 2121 Lake Street, Hanover Park, IL. Please join us at this ceremony to remember those who have died while serving for our country.

Hoffman Estates Memorial Day Program

(Ending time is approximate) Date: 05/27/201910:45 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Police Department
411 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169. From HEPD to St. Peter Lutheran Church
202 E. Schaumburg Rd. Honor guard, floral tribute, and taps followed by a patriotic program in St. Peter Lutheran Church  featuring music and recognition of veterans. Weather permitting; hot dogs will be served in the church grove. Bring your lawn chairs.

Mt. Prospect Bluesmobile Cruise Nights

Saturdays, May 18 through Sept 28 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mount Prospect Train Depot, East Commuter Parking Lot (Corner of Northwest Highway & Emerson) Free Come view the coolest classic cars around. Shows will take place every Saturday night with themed nights each week. Admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights/. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club

Mt. Prospect Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27 Begins after the 9:15 a.m. train Emerson Street & Busse Avenue to Lions Park Parade participants will line up at Emerson Street & Busse Avenue between 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Parade begins at about 9:40 a.m. in front of Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson Street. The parade route follows: south on Emerson Street to Lincoln Street to the Veterans’ Memorial Band Shell at Lions Park for a special ceremony. Any interested citizens can march in the parade, and veterans are especially encouraged to join in. For more information, visit vfw1337.us. Sponsored by the Prospect V.F.W. 1337 & American Legion 525

Rolling Meadows CITY MARKET

Date:  Saturday, May 25, 2019Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • Location: Community Church Address:  2720 Kirchoff Rd. This year, the City Markets will take place on the grounds of Community Church, across from the Jewel shopping center. City Markets are a combination of favorite food truck tastes with fresh produce, handmade jewelry, crafts, clothing, art, health, beauty and pet products. Live music from David Paige , raffles and kid activities make these markets a treat for the whole family....Fido too!

Rolling Meadows MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CEREMONY

Date:  Saturday,May 25, 2019Parade: Time:  11:00 am sharp Location:  Downtown Rolling Meadows, Along Kirchoff Rd Ceremony: Time:  11:30 am Location: Veterans' Memorial monument and carillon.

Schaumburg the 32nd Annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Art & Fine Craft Exhibition and Sale 

Memorial Day Weekend outdoors on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center located at 101 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL 60193, Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Approximately 130 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters - artists of every sort. Entertainment on three stages. Food truck court. Children's art activities. Free parking. Free admission

Wood Dale Memorial Day Parade
May 27 2019 The City of Wood Dale and VFW Tioga Post #2149 will be honoring our veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country with a parade and memorial service on Memorial Day.  The parade will begin at 11:00 am at  Addison Road and Elizabeth Drive and end at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 269 W. Irving Park Road.  At the conclusion of the parade, a short memorial service will be held on the grounds of the Veteran’s Memorial.

Roselle Rose Festival

May 30 through June 2. The Roselle Lions Club Annual Rose Fest is the official start of summer in Roselle. Come out and enjoy a family friendly weekend of music, food and fun. Thursday, May 30: 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Friday, May 31: 6:00 p.m. to Midnight Saturday, June 1: Noon to Midnight Sunday, June 2: Noon to 10:00 p.m. Roselle Metra Station, Irving Park Rd & Maple Ave, Roselle.

Addison Rock 'n Wheels

Jun 6, 2019. 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (repeats weekly on Thursday,

another 12 times until 08-29-2019) Features food, rides for the kids, and free concert. 6:30 p.m. - Heart to HeartBreaker (Heart and Pat Benatar tribute) 7:30 p.m. - 97.Nine (Classic Rock) Also features Bike & Car Cruise Night: no registration needed, but space is limited.  Expo area closes at 7:30 p.m. or when lot is full. Addison Historical Museum Open House 6 - 8 p.m., features Craft and Vintage Fair.

Arlington Heights Promenade of Art

JUNE 8, 2019 10AM-5PM • JUNE 9, 2019 10AM-5PM. 121 W CAMPBELL ST. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS.  Free Admission, FREE Parking in the downtown. Incredible artwork at this FREE outdoor festival. Kick off the summer with a weekend of community and creativity when the Promenade of Art returns to the heart of Arlington Heights this June.  Juried artists hailing from across the country will showcase and sell original work within a variety of categories including paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. Live art demonstrations will give festival-goers the unique opportunity to see the masters at work. Adding to the excitement is a myriad of surrounding Arlington Heights restaurants offering delicious dishes and drinks to satisfy every type of palate.

Arlington Heights Garden Walk & Unique Boutique 

Sunday, June 24 • 10 am – 4 pm • GARDEN WALK TICKETS • See FIVE distinctive residential gardens $15 day of event or $10 in advance • Advance tickets available at: Village Bank & Trust Lobby •  Arlington Heights Farmers Market tickets available  Saturday, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd

THE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

The Unique Boutique, held in conjunction with the Garden Walk, is a vendor fair featuring handcrafted items all oriented toward gardening.  Booths with arts, crafts, products and plants. Raffle with great prizes. Live music (10 am to 12 pm & 12 pm to 2 pm) Food Cart (11 am - 3 pm).  There is an Ask-A-Gardener Booth, manned by Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Service, ready to answer all of your gardening questions .... for free. (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W Fremont]

Bartlett Global Arts Festival

June 22 - 23, 2019 • Sat 11am‑5pm, Sun 11am‑5pm • FREE • Bartlett Park Outdoor weekend of multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation events. Ethnic artists and craftpersons, retail shops from fair trade artists and individual with imported goods.

Hanover Park WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

The Village of Hanover Park is pleased to announce that it will be holding 4 summer concerts this year at the new Pavilion at the Hanover Park Sports Complex. Bring your lawns chairs and your favorite refreshments to sit back and relax to enjoy great music. Final Say- June 12th, 2019- Sponsored by WINTRUST BANK. With vibrant, youthful energy and an extensive repertoire of songs that range from the latest Top 40 hits to classics that always bring an audience to their feet, Final Say delivers an impassioned show that makes the audience feel like they’re a part of something remarkable.

Taste of Des Plaines

Friday, June 14, 2019 • Saturday, June 15, 2019 • All Day •Library Plaza, 1501 Ellinwood St • The Taste of Des Plaines is one of the most popular summer festivals in the area. Families, friends and neighbors from all around the Chicagoland area attend this free two-day event featuring great food from our local restaurants, live entertainment on two stages, a Wine & Beer Garden, a family area with free activities, Classic Car show and so much more! Just steps away from the Metra train and downtown Des Plaines, parking is free and easily accessible. Contact: 847.827.4406

Elk Grove Rotary Fest

June 12 - 16th 2019 Rotary Green, 164 Lions Dr, Elk Grove Village • Wednesday 6pm - 11pm • Thursday 6pm to 11pm • Friday 6pm to Midnight • Saturday 2pm to Midnight • Sunday 2pm to 10pm Carnival Rides, Live Bands, Beer, Great Raffle Prizes, Special Needs Day, Car Show, Variety of Food ...and more

Rolling Meadows BLOCK PARTY on Central Rd

Friday, June 7, 2019 • 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. On Central Rd - Between Jay Ln & Barker Ave. Celebrate summer at this popular family-fun event! Central Road will be blocked off between Jay Lane and Barker Avenue to accommodate a huge display of exciting classic and law enforcement vehicles. Food trucks, live music by the Blooz Brothers, , market vendors, and other family activities will also be featured.

Rolling Meadows CITY MARKET

Saturday, June 22, 2019 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • Community Church, 2720 Kirchoff Rd. This year, the City Markets will take place on the grounds of Community Church, across from the Jewel shopping center. City Markets are a combination of favorite food truck tastes with fresh produce, handmade jewelry, crafts, clothing, art, health, beauty and pet products. Live music from Flip Flop Dave, raffles and kid activities make these markets a treat for the whole family....Fido too!


 
  
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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