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The Newest Advancement in Surgical Care

Springfield Clinic Peoria Surgery Center In the heart of Peoria, IL, a beacon of cutting-edge medical care has emerged. Springfield Clinic proudly presents its latest venture, the Springfield Clinic Peoria Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to revolutionize outpatient surgical experiences. With a focus on efficiency, comfort, and personalized care, this center promises a new […]

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Boundaries

By Greta Whittemore, MA, LCPC, Therapist, John R. Day & Associates, Christian Psychological Associates   Over the past several months, I have noticed that I have been talking a lot about boundaries in relationships and how good boundaries aid in our mental health. My clients often present scenarios in which they want to keep information […]

Health by the Numbers 1/67th of Your Week

By Alexander Germanis   Every 365.25 days, our little blue/green marble orbits the sun at the center of our solar system. That year is broken into 52 weeks, each of which is made up of 168 hours. Multiplied by an increment of 60, a week takes a considerable 10,080 minutes to pass by. That time, […]

The Season of Cycling

By Alexander Germanis   When I was growing up, the end of the school year meant far more than just no more books and no more teachers. Late spring was the start of The Season; it was finally time to open the garage, pull my bike out of winter storage, and head off to adventure. […]

Why is Your Bad Mood Not Going Away?

By Shane Young, MA, LCPC, Chapin & Russell Associates – Neurotherapy Institute of Central Illinois   Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) is an innovative therapeutic modality that has shown promise in treating various psychological and neurological conditions, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). At Chapin and Russell Associates / Neurotherapy Institute of Central Illinois, depending on your individualized […]

Summer Skin Care: Your Guide to Healthy Skin in the Sun

By Colleen Silva, MD, Springfield Clinic Peoria Allen   As the days lengthen and temperatures rise, it’s time to embrace the joys of summer. However, amid the picnics, beach outings, and outdoor adventures, it’s crucial not to neglect your skin’s health. The summer sun brings with it increased UV radiation, which can wreak havoc on […]

Effective Connections for a Lifetime: 9 Things a Man Should Know

By Luke Dalfiume, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Co-Owner, John R. Day & Associates, Christian Psychological Associates   The following are some tips for men to help improve their relationships. These are “from the couch,” based on my work with men in relationship counseling, and influenced by the work of researchers John Gottman and Judith Wallerstein. […]

Think Outside (No Box Required)

There are so many opportunities to explore, learn, and have fun in the outdoors. The only thing missing is you.   By Scott Fishel As children, our parents were always telling us to “go outside and play.” That doesn’t change much for adults. The difference is that it’s your family physician and mental health experts […]

Indulge Taste Buds With Better-for-You Snacks

The foundation of healthy eating may include nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, but just as important are the snacks in-between meals. Regardless of when or where you snack, encourage better-for-you eating habits with nutritious nibbles to power through your day. According to an online survey conducted among 1,000 Americans ages 18 and older across the […]

Alzheimer’s: Are You Prepared?

By Beth Cooper Ingle, Certified Senior Advisor(R)   Summer is a great time to visit relatives. The next time you have an extended family gathering; look around the table at several generations eating and laughing, telling stories of the good old days, discussing the latest sports and political news, or disagreeing on the likeability of […]