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Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food. Read more



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Coalition forms UnityPlace to transform Central Illinois' behavioral health system

PEORIA — The shortage of psychiatrists and other behavioral health professionals in Central Illinois is one of many issues a newly created organization will address, said Debbie Simon, UnityPoint Health Regional CEO, during a Wednesday morning news conference at the Atrium building in Downtown Peoria. Read more

The FDA Just Approved The First Drug To Treat Postpartum Depression

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Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations

There has been lots of attention on concussions in youth, especially from sports, over the past few years. It's good that we are paying more attention to concussions. As the stories of prior National Football League players show us, concussions can lead to lifelong problems. Read more

Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food. Read more

New model for rural health care evolving in Streator

STREATOR — A new model of rural health care is developing in Streator, one renovation and one initiative at a time. Read more

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The top 10 cities where people rarely go to the doctor

Routine doctor’s visits should be a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Instead, trends in the data suggest the opposite. Read more

⏰ Spring Ahead: Effects of Daylight Savings

Whether you set your clocks forward Saturday night or Sunday morning, we're preparing for the shift in time!  Read more

The 10 safest cities in the United States

Based on the analysis, five of the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. are located in one state. Read more

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: E-cigarettes another option to help smokers quit

Q: My son has been unsuccessful trying to quit smoking on his own, but he is resistant to using nicotine patches or taking pills. What's your opinion about e-cigarettes to help with smoking cessation? A: Users of electronic cigarettes inhale an aerosol created by heating nicotine, flavorings and other... Read more

The benefits of cherries

Today, the U.S. is the biggest producer of tart cherries, including Montmorency, the most popular in the U.S. America does love its traditional slice of cherry pie, yet beyond the cherry's irresistible sweet-sour taste, this tiny fruit packs a powerful punch of health-promoting nutrients. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Conditions that qualify for treatment with medical cannabis differ among states

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Medical marijuana is now legal in the state where I live. What conditions can it be used for and how effective is it? Do people who use medical marijuana need to be concerned about addiction? Read more

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