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Solvera Health—The Primary Care

By Alexander Germanis It seems that with every innovation meant to make life easier there is a reciprocal move to complicate some other aspect of living. For instance, being able to pay bills online can simplify the monthly process, but with that convenience comes the cost of internet usage and the ever-present threat of data […]

Compassionate Care and Management of a Life-Long Diagnosis

The Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI), located at the corner of Northmoor Road and Knoxville Avenue in Peoria, IL, has been serving patients of downstate Illinois since April 2010. Among many accolades, BCDI is the only nonprofit federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence in Illinois, outside of Chicago, providing integrated family-oriented care, treatment […]

Top 10 Sleep Myths

Submitted by J. Todd Gray, DDS, D. ASBA, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders Myth 1: Sleep is a time when your body and brain shut down for rest and relaxation. No evidence shows that any major organ (including the brain) or regulatory system in the body shuts down during sleep. Some physiological processes actually become […]

A Permanent Solution To Unwanted Hair

Submitted by Serenity Med Spa Unwanted body hair is a common concern for both men and women. Most hair removal methods—waxing, shaving, plucking or creams—are annoying, time consuming, and even painful. In addition, these methods often cause razor bumps, acne-like breakouts, and can sometimes lead to infections. Would you like to permanently get rid of […]

Treating the Whole You

By Alexander Germanis Living in Central Illinois means being more than familiar with farms. While most of us are mainly concerned with the food product a farm produces, a farmer is concerned with the plant, its root systems, the acidity of the soil in which it grows, fertilizer, rainfall, and the list goes on. Like […]

Timely Screenings Save Lives

John Abraham: Routine Exam Made All the Difference What if you could peer into the future and see chart the trajectory of your health? It may sound farfetched, but the reality is modern medicine can pinpoint problem areas and prevent small problems from growing into major, life-threatening problems. In gastroenterology, scheduling a routine colonoscopy can […]

Depression: How Can You Help?

By Jenn Bovee, LCSW, CRADC, CCHt, The Mental Wellness Center, Inc. Depression is a mental illness that affects approximately 10 percent of American adults from all walks of life. It is a leading cause of disability and can significantly interfere with a person’s behavior, physical health, and interaction with others. Depression afflicts more people than […]

Springfield Clinic — Pediatricians Caring for Generations

Pediatric medicine takes center stage with Springfield Clinic’s newest locations. Springfield Clinic Peoria Lindbergh and Springfield Clinic Morton Pediatrics are led by four physicians who, while new to the Springfield Clinic team, have years of experience providing pediatric care. Pediatric Passion + Convenient Locations = Happy Families Springfield Clinic Peoria Lindbergh is led by David […]

Too Busy to Sleep?

Submitted by J. Todd Gray, DDS, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders Think of your daily activities. Which activity is so important you should devote one-third of your time to doing it? Probably the fi­rst things that come to mind are working, spending time with your family, or doing leisure activities. But there’s something else you […]