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Young cancer survivor returns to Pontiac for Relay For Life

Young cancer survivor returns to Pontiac for Relay For Life

PONTIAC — A little more than two years ago, Aly Schulz didn't know that tongue cancer existed.

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Vitamin D linked to healthy immune response to HIV

Already commonly prescribed for elderly men and women to keep their bones strong, vitamin D supplements also could be an easy and affordable w…

July 31, 2015 11:30 am(0)

Komaroff: Plantar fasciitis usually gets better on its own

Q: I have plantar fasciitis. Can I use a drugstore product to treat it? Or should I see a doctor?

July 31, 2015 10:30 am(3)

St. Joseph project intends to enhance surgery experience

St. Joseph project intends to enhance surgery experience

BLOOMINGTON — OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is in the middle of an $8.9 million project that should result in a better experience for surgery …

July 31, 2015 6:45 am Photos

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Leukemia survivor to help other kids with cancer

Leukemia survivor to help other kids with cancer

NORMAL — Ginny Kreckman, then 3½, was receiving chemotherapy intravenously at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., when an…

July 31, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Runners, donors set lofty goals for St. Jude

BLOOMINGTON — In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Bloomington-Normal-to-Peoria St. Jude Run, the 160 runners have set a goal of raising $3…

July 31, 2015 6:00 am(0)

State Farm workers, firefighters honored for saving life

State Farm workers, firefighters honored for saving life

BLOOMINGTON — Dave Rieck hadn't played a softball game all year because of a shoulder injury.

July 30, 2015 6:45 am Photos

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Treatments help farmer, others with wounds that don't heal

Treatments help farmer, others with wounds that don't heal

BLOOMINGTON — Life as Jerry Hayden had known it was over. "I had that God-awful pain," the 73-year-old farmer recalled. The prostate cancer su…

July 24, 2015 3:00 pm Photos

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Water workouts gentle on bones, joints and muscles

Water workouts gentle on bones, joints and muscles

Done correctly, water workouts can give you gains similar to those on land, including aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexib…

July 24, 2015 11:00 am(0)

Komaroff: Stress management, mouth guard help relieve bruxism

Q: My wife tells me I grind my teeth at night. Could this explain why I often wake up with a headache?

July 24, 2015 10:30 am(0)

Grief is normal with job loss, mental health professional says

Grief is normal with job loss, mental health professional says

The head of McLean County's mental health agency has a message for Central Illinoisans facing the prospect of job loss: "Don't beat yourself u…

July 24, 2015 9:30 am(3)

Most patients don't get significant radiation damage, oncologist says

NORMAL — A small percentage of patients who undergo radiation to attack cancer experience damage to the point that they need hyperbaric oxygen…

July 24, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Book review: 'Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana'

Author: David Casarett M.D.; c.2015, Current $27.95; 304 pages

July 22, 2015 10:15 am(0)

Former B-N doctor donates $3.5 million for cancer research

Former B-N doctor donates $3.5 million for cancer research

NORMAL — An allergist, immunologist and researcher — who treated patients in Normal for years before leukemia forced her to retire in 2013 — h…

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Gift to Marcfirst helps during state budget impasse

Gift to Marcfirst helps during state budget impasse

NORMAL — A $10,000 gift may not seem like a lot to an organization with a $5.4 million budget.

July 18, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Hopedale hospital cleans up after flooding

Hopedale hospital cleans up after flooding

HOPEDALE — The Hopedale Medical Complex hospital emergency department staff treated one patient injured during the Delavan tornado Thursday as…

July 18, 2015 7:00 am(0)

New Advocate program adds reading to pediatrician visits

New Advocate program adds reading to pediatrician visits

BLOOMINGTON — Kaci Stamp, 3, snuggled with her mother, Katie, and beside brother, Tristan, 4. "Can you read me a book?" Kaci asked her mom. Ka…

July 18, 2015 6:45 am Photos

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Komaroff: Anger can damage relationships, health

Q: My husband and I both have quick tempers. Before we know it, a simple observation turns into an argument. Any advice for keeping our conver…

July 17, 2015 12:30 pm(0)

Blow the pain away: breathing tips to bring relaxation

Blow the pain away: breathing tips to bring relaxation

In times of stress, anxiety or frustration, you've probably been told to "relax, take a deep breath and calm down." Have you tried it? Really …

July 17, 2015 11:00 am(0)

Domestic violence cases rise; community responds

Domestic violence cases rise; community responds

BLOOMINGTON — A topic that no one wants to discuss has been the subject of more conversation in Central Illinois recently. Domestic violence w…

July 17, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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State opens area cooling centers

BLOOMINGTON — High temperatures and humidity are expected to continue, prompting the state to announce Tuesday afternoon that more than 120 st…

July 15, 2015 10:30 am(0)

Strong sales, but high abandonment for fitness trackers

Strong sales, but high abandonment for fitness trackers

NEW YORK — Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on …

July 12, 2015 11:15 am(0)

Things you can do to ease pain of sunburn

Things you can do to ease pain of sunburn

"Unfortunately, there's no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have sunburn, the damage is done -- although it may take 12 to 24 hours after …

July 10, 2015 4:23 pm(0)

Komaroff: Breast-feeding helps protect babies from illness

Q: What are the benefits of breast-feeding? And if I do decide to breast-feed, how will I know if my baby is getting enough milk?

July 10, 2015 10:30 am(0)

Obesity blamed as more adult diseases strike children

Obesity blamed as more adult diseases strike children

Once seen only among an older population, adult diseases such as fatty liver disease, hypertension and osteoporosis are being diagnosed more a…

July 10, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Streator hospital for sale

Streator hospital for sale

STREATOR — The owners of St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator have announced the 128-year-old facility is up for sale.

July 10, 2015 7:30 am(0)

Camp COCO provides fun, understanding, for kids with cancer

Camp COCO provides fun, understanding, for kids with cancer

HUDSON — Covered in nontoxic powder, face paint, gelatin and whipped cream, Billy Stone of Bloomington was a colorful mess.

July 09, 2015 6:45 am Photos

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CHS limiting new clients because of state budget crisis

CHS limiting new clients because of state budget crisis

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County's mental health agency — which serves people with the greatest needs and fewest resources — is limiting the number…

July 04, 2015 6:45 am(0)

Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans: Don't squat

Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans: Don't squat

LONDON — Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don't squat — at least not for long.

July 03, 2015 11:30 am(0)

Mental Health

Gift to Marcfirst helps during state budget impasse

Gift to Marcfirst helps during state budget impasse

NORMAL — A $10,000 gift may not seem like a lot to an organization with a $5.4 million budget.

July 18, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Mental health deal abandoned in budget crisis

PEORIA — A proposed agreement for massive improvements to mental health services for more than 10,000 state prisoners has been scrapped after …

July 11, 2015 7:00 am(0)
CHS limiting new clients because of state budget crisis

CHS limiting new clients because of state budget crisis

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County's mental health agency — which serves people with the greatest needs and fewest resources — is limiting the number…

July 04, 2015 6:45 am(0)
Baby Fold's youth residential program to be cut in half

Baby Fold's youth residential program to be cut in half

NORMAL — A Residential Treatment Center for children who have been removed from their homes and have significant mental health issues is cutti…

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