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Landmark study on the cost of cancer treatments released

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oncology logoA Milliman study released Tuesday shows that over the last decade the total costs of treating patients with...

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CDC: 1 in 68 school-age children have autism

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cdc logoAn estimated 1 in 68 (14.6 per 1,000) school-aged children have been identified with...

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Hospitals establish restrictions to avoid flu

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fluPeoria-area hospitals want the public to limit visits to patients for the foreseeable future to limit exposure Proctor and Pekin Hospital.

The hospitals on Friday issued guidelines that will take effect Monday, Jan. 12. The guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department...

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Advice to gym newbies: Dress properly, avoid 'roids

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hansandfransCongratulations, if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get in better shape in 2016. If you’re heading to the gym as a newbie (or for those who speak military acronym – FNG) or just haven’t gone in years, I’ll provide you with some info to help you...

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Prepare yourself for frigid weather

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winter4Temperatures are plummeting across the country. Regardless of where you live, everyone will likely be exposed to...

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Celebrate safely; know your limitations

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partyxmasWe all want to celebrate during the holidays, and more people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season...

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Health study to gauge effects of nutrition on readmission rates and costs

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Cardinal Medical Group will join OSF

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Cardinal Medical Group, a Peoria company offering family practice, osteopathy and pediatric care, will become part of OSF Healthcare on Aug. 30, OSF announced Friday.

The group will then begin providing care as OSF Medical Group – Big Hollow and offices will remain at 6339 N. Big Hollow Road in Peoria....

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Poll: U.S. adults favor vaccinating all children

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More than three-fourths of U.S. adults...

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E-cig use rising rapidly among teens

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ecigsE-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according...

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Seniors: Beware intense heat

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aarplogoWith temperatures climbing above 90 degrees today across the state and heat indexes into triple digits, AARP is reminding Illinoisans to check in on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at particular risk of heat-related...

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Cost of at-home care on the rise

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athome careThe cost of receiving long-term medical care at home increased slightly in Illinois over the last four years, according...

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July 26: Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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census logoOn July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act,...

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Spring forward: Most of us will feel that loss of an hour

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fatigueSixty percent of Americans will feel the impact of the time change the Monday following Daylight Saving Time,...

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NCI: Anyone can get skin cancer

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Some people live in communities where the weather is great for outdoor activities year-round. For others, the summer season is just a few months long. But no matter where you live, you need to know...

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Retirement concerns: Where to live, medical costs

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boomerWith approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers – America's largest generational group – transitioning to retirement...

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America losing the war on obesity

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Its official — obese hamsterAmericans are the fattest people in the world.  In a recent study published in the medical...

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Important to know the symptoms

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measlesIn the wake of recent measles, mumps and chickenpox outbreaks, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)...

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Most People Don't Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

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On average, one American dies from a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is also the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. While common, stroke is also preventable...

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I've Decided motivation conference kicks off campaign

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ivedecided1Kim Martin recognizes that most of us have dreams of improving ourselves, our looks, our lots in life, our homes … whatever it may be. She hears it and sees it each day at Curves Peoria, the fitness and nutrition center she owns.

She was there herself, once. She is...

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National Hearing Test offered free until Father's Day

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hearing testNearly half of adults over age 48 experience...

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