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Understanding and Managing Myofascial Pain

Submitted by Vitality Physical Medicine   Do you have pain symptoms that include: Aching, throbbing, tight, or stiff muscle pain? Trigger points (small knots in your muscles that hurt when they are touched) Sore, tender muscles Weak muscles Reduced range of motion   You may be experiencing myofascial pain. This type of pain is very […]

Myths vs. Facts: Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Hearing and Hearing Aids

By Shelby Garrison, Au.D.   Hearing is a vital sense that enriches our lives and connects us to the world and people around us. Unfortunately, misconceptions about hearing loss and hearing aids persist, leading to misunderstandings and even reluctance to seek help when hearing issues arise. In this article, we’ll debunk some of the most […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Fertility and Reproductive Health

AN EXPERT LOOK AT HEALTH FOR COUPLES HOPING TO CONCEIVE Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center   Kourtney Kardashian. Paris Hilton. Chrissy Teigen. All A-list women who’ve been open about their fertility and pregnancy journeys. While their stories are shared on a larger platform, these experiences are not unique to celebrities. In fact, new data […]

I Hear You. “I Know What Keeps You Up at Night.”

By Heidi Huiskamp Collins, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC   You might already work with a financial advisor. He or she might have rolled over your 401(k), sold you an annuity, or maybe set up a college savings plan for your children or grandchildren. I bet they make sure you get your […]

The Gut, Decision-Making, and Emotions

By Luke Dalfiume, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Co-Owner, John R. Day & Associates, Christian Psychological Associates   Some speak about trusting their gut for decision-making. This suggests making a decision in a reflexive manner, choosing what “feels” right rather than making decisions in a considered, deliberative way. Researchers have found people are happier making decisions […]

Thankful not ThankFULL

Submitted by the Peoria City/County Health Department   Fall and winter are a time for cozying up and celebrating with friends and family. While there are a variety of holidays around this time of year there is one thing they all have in common. FOOD! So let’s dig in to learn how we can remain […]

Teaching Your Teen About Fraudulent Charges

Submitted by CEFCU   So, your teenager or young adult has set up their own bank account, has access to a debit or credit card for purchases, keeps track of their checking account balance, and sets money aside to put into their savings account for emergencies—they seem to be on track to be financially responsible! […]

Know the Dangers of Vascular Disease

By Alexander Germanis   One of the worst things in life is suspecting something might be wrong, but not knowing if something is wrong. Not knowing fosters anxiety and stress, which can make any existing problem even worse. When it comes to one’s health, such as with arterial and venous problems, not knowing what’s wrong […]

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Submitted by Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center   Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a […]

A Healthful Twist to Holiday Desserts

By Jackie Pope-Ganser, Green Top Grocery   With the holiday season and cooler weather upon us, our natural instincts of baking begin to take over. It is the time of the year where we pull out our best decadent signature baked good recipes, many that have been passed down through generations, and commence the season […]