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Why Doctors Should Check Your Child’s Blood Pressure Starting at Age 3

Three out of four children with high blood pressure aren't properly diagnosed. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to prevent kidney disease and other effects.

October 12, 2017

Announcing the Honorees for This Year’s “The Y. So Much More” Recognition Dinner

Join us on October 26 to celebrate these individuals and organizations who've helped the YMCA of Metro Chicago stand the test of time.

October 10, 2017

ONTIVEROS: The heartbreaking loss of the South Chicago YMCA

Columnist Sue Ontiveros, long-time YMCA member reflects on the closing of the South Chicago YMCA center. (Chicago Sun-Times)

October 09, 2017

Carroll-Rosenwald Student Shines Bright

With the help of our after school programs, this student became a young leader.

September 27, 2017

5 Health Tips for Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It's not always about eating less — sometimes it just means eating (and living) smarter.

September 26, 2017

Don’t Let a Fall Hold You Back

September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Each year on the first day of fall, national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) join together to help raise awareness and prevention of falls.

September 22, 2017

Celebrate Halloween at the YMCA!

Bring your friends and neighbors! These events are open to the community.

September 20, 2017

6 Tips for Monitoring the Apps Your Children Use

A guide for parents who are worried about online privacy and cyber-bullying.

September 18, 2017

Join Us in Celebrating Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is September 15-24, 2017. Join us by showing the world that you live in a welcoming community.

September 15, 2017

Why You Should Stand Up, Right Now (And Every 30 Minutes)

A new study suggests an easy way to combat your sedentary office lifestyle.

September 12, 2017

6 Things For Families To Do in Chicago This September

Most of them are 100% free! There's something for everyone this month in every corner of Chicagoland.

September 08, 2017

South Chicago YMCA Closing Doors After 90 Years

The South Chicago YMCA is closing its doors after serving the neighborhood near 91st and Commercial for more than 90 years. (ABC 7)

September 07, 2017

South Chicago YMCA Closing as Y Fiscal Constraints Force Reallocation

The South Chicago YMCA at 3039 E. 91st St., will shut its doors Oct. 31, due to budget constraints that have forced a system-wide reassessment by the YMCA of Metro Chicago. (Chicago Sun-Times)

September 06, 2017

Why Afterschool Care Matters

One in five children don't have someone to care for them after school. The Y is here to help.

September 06, 2017

Meet Chico Tillmon, YSVP’s New Executive Director

After 16 years in prison, Chico is a few months away from his PhD. Here's his story, and his plan for the future of our Youth Safety and Violence Prevention programs.

September 04, 2017

5 Healthy Living Tips for the Entire Family

During National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, focus on working together as a family to break unhealthy habits and make new, healthier ones.

September 01, 2017

A Back-to-School Checklist for Families

The end of summer can be stressful for parents, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 7 tips for an easier transition.

August 23, 2017

Fall 2017 Programs Are Now Open for Registration!

Fall 1 programs begin Tuesday, September 5. Register today!

August 21, 2017

How to Enjoy the Solar Eclipse Safely with Your Family

Where to get free eclipse glasses and how to watch the event safely from Chicago.

August 17, 2017

Urban Warriors Veteran and Youth Featured in Viral Facebook Video

These veterans are mentoring young people in Chicago to help them cope with neighborhood violence. (NowThis)

August 08, 2017

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