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Melanoma — McLean County Third in the State

By Becky Powell MS, RN, AOCN ; Health Educator, Community Cancer Center I think most people would be surprised to hear that of the 102 Counties in Illinois, McLean County ranked third in the state for melanoma of the skin with an incidence rate of 30.2 per 100,000 cases. By definition, an incidence rate is […]

Health Awareness What Is New in Colon Cancer Screening

Any time is a good time to discuss new developments in colon cancer screening and there is good news to talk about. Thanks to sev­eral important preventive health guide­lines updated last year, there is now more access to, and insurance coverage for, a variety of screening options be­yond a colonoscopy. The problem According to the […]

Domestic Violence Is a 365-Day Issue

By Sara Dillefeld Three women will die today in the United States. These deaths are not the result of a tragic car accident, medical emergency, or losing a hard-fought battle with a chronic health condition, rather they are at the hands of a person they once loved. This happens to three women each day, or […]

­US Medical Colleges End Animal Laboratory Practice

By Benjamin Goodin Recently, a momentous event quietly transpired as many of us were preparing to celebrate our country’s independence. In late June, just weeks after the medical school at Johns Hopkins University made a similar decision, the University of Tennessee discontinued the use of live animal laboratories in its medical school. With the end […]

Heartland Healthcare A Like-Home Environment Created for Caring

Anyone that has had to place a loved one somewhere other than their own home knows the process is stressful as well as frustrating. What type of care will the facility provide, are they responsible and safe, will I be able to sleep at night knowing my loved one is in an unknown place with […]

US Medical Colleges End Animal Laboratory Practice

By Benjamin Goodin Recently, a momentous event quietly transpired as many of us were preparing to celebrate our country’s independence. In late June, just weeks after the medical school at Johns Hopkins University made a similar decision, the University of Tennessee discontinued the use of live animal laboratories in its medical school. With the end […]

Give up Sports or Battle Back From Injury?

By Murad Abbed, MS, CSCS, Orthopedic & Sports Enhancement Center June 22, 2010. A week before my 21st birthday, I began going through one of the greatest physical and mental challenges of my life. Dribbling a basketball up the court during a YMCA summer league game, ironically being guarded by my college roommate/teammate, I planted […]

Patient Progresses Following Diving Accident

By Craig Cooper, Genesis Health System Several times previously, on a skin-scorching summer afternoon, Derek Schroeder dove into the Mississippi River at Buffalo Beach, a popular spot for swimmers and campers. He knew all the rules and warnings about diving into unknown waters. “I had dived into the river dozens of times before. I grew […]