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Built on Trust, Driven to Help

By Alexander Germanis   As the winter winds begin to cut to the bone and the darkness of night settles around us all too quickly, people’s thoughts often become occupied with how they can warm the lives of others—how they might bring a little light into someone else’s world. Minds turn to the many people […]

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 […]

Springfield Clinic’s New Ambulatory Surgery Center in Peoria

Easier access to surgical procedures is coming soon to the Peoria area. Springfield Clinic is proud to be launching the Springfield Clinic Peoria Surgery Center in late 2023, making many outpatient procedures and some procedures that require more recovery time more accessible in Peoria. “We are excited to be bringing this expansion of services to […]

An Expanded World of Health Care Access

By Alexander Germanis   There was a time, not that long ago, when one’s “world” consisted of how far one could travel in a day. This meant the necessities of life had to be within a small, accessible radius from one’s home. Beside basic food and shelter, safety and peace of mind also came from […]

Providing Comprehensive Primary Care

No one wants to feel like they are just a number—especially when they have a medical or wellness concern. That is why Solvera Health is bringing hospitality to healthcare, treating each patient like a treasured guest who deserves personal attention. Serving patients in the Peoria, Galesburg, and Carbondale areas, the providers of Solvera Health deliver […]

The Avenue of Communication

By Alexander Germanis No matter where one goes or lives in this world, the ability to communicate and connect with one another is paramount. We may think of connection or communication in terms of cell phones, the Internet, computers, and smart devices, but the basis of communication is and has always been our ability to […]


What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that causes damage in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the arms and legs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disease […]

Hemophilia Treatment: A Breakthrough With Gene Therapy

Since 2010, the Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) has been serving patients of downstate Illinois. Located at the corner of Northmoor Road and Knoxville Avenue in Peoria, IL, BCDI is the only nonprofit, federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) of Excellence in the state of Illinois outside of Chicago. Among many accolades, BCDI is […]