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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 […]

5 Clues It’s Time to See a Board-Certified Allergist

By Dr. Penelope Ewbank, Springfield Clinic Peoria Allergy & Asthma   As the trees bloom and the grass grows, many of us brace for the annual onset of spring allergy symptoms. While over-the-counter remedies and home adjustments might suffice, there are many times when they fall short. Here are five signs indicating it might be […]

Your Host in Healthcare

On many extended sojourns away from home, most people typically engage in two experiences: eating out and staying at a hotel. Both the restaurant business and the hotel industry are built on providing a service to their guests but, most importantly, they are committed to doing so with a degree of hospitality. This extension of […]

National Groundwater Awareness Week

Submitted by the Peoria City/County Health Department   Groundwater Awareness week occurs March 10th through March 16th in 2024, and during this time it is important to shine a light on groundwater and what we can do to protect it. Water is a resource that every person uses daily for drinking, bathing, farming, cooking, and […]

How to Find Your Next Home

Regardless of what time of life you’re in, looking for a new place to live can be complicated. When raising a family, you need to consider the school system, the distance of your daily commute, and access to shopping, among other things. While some of those priorities certainly change during your retirement years, the need […]

Eating vs. Smoking Similarities & Differences

Submitted by nuEra   Today’s cannabis industry has progressed significantly from the days of unregulated flower cultivation and homemade edibles. Modern dispensaries offer a wide range of high-quality cannabis in a variety of strains, and edibles, including infused gummies, candies, tinctures, and seasoning packets. With these options come questions about the best consumption methods. nuEra […]

Navigating Life With the Blood Experts

Since the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute was founded in 2010, over 7,000 individuals have received comprehensive care for bleeding, blood clotting or other blood disorders from BCDI’s team of experts. Among many accomplishments, BCDI is the only nonprofit federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence in downstate Illinois. At the heart of BCDI’s mission […]