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Friendships important for belonging, wellness and a healthy life

Building a community of friends proves to be an important aspect of living a healthy life and maintaining a strong well-being.

Ways everyone can lower their cancer risk

Lifestyle changes you can make now to lower your risk of developing many types of cancers.

Dry, winter skin? Help is available

Hand hygiene is vital during flu, COVID and RSV season. While that increases the risk of dry skin, there are steps that people can take to reduce their risk of infection while addressing dry skin.

How thyroids can impact weight management

For many people, the health of their thyroid gland plays a major role in properly maintaining a healthy weight. During Thyroid Awareness Month , learning more about the organ and getting support if needed is important.

Carle medical professionals offer tips on protecting yourself in frigid weather

Common sense, clothing, listening to body queues are essential to managing frigid temperatures during winter.

Carle Foundation Hospital Substance Use Navigators Provide a Bridge to Recovery

Addiction recovery is bringing a new human connection to addiction patients who may be at one of their lowest points as an emergency department patient.

Healthy holiday hunger: Carle Health experts offer nutrition tips and tricks

As we indulge in some of our favorite end-of-the-year treats, dietitians in the Greater Peoria service area have a few tips, tricks and helpful recipes for staying healthy and happy this holiday season.

Carle Health services help make exercise possible during busy holiday season

December means deadlines for end-of-the-year projects, colder weather, less sunlight and holiday preparations and travel. It's still possible to fit in fitness during this busy season, said Carle Health fitness professionals. Here's how.

World AIDS Day through the eyes of two infectious disease doctors

Unlike primary care doctors and other medical specialists, infectious disease doctors work across the lines of specialties and systems of the body to lend their expertise in diagnosing and treating challenging conditions caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

Sports-Medicine physicians rally around supporting University of Illinois athletes

Carle physicians make the call as they advise to keep University of Illinois athletes healthy during and outside of competitive events.

Care for your eyes; prevent diabetic eye disease with a yearly eye exam

Diabetic eye diseases can result in significant vision loss. The best method to catching the signs of these conditions is with a yearly eye exam.

Identifying symptoms and taking action; sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack

Cardiac events happen quickly. Knowing the steps to decrease your risk and to recover from these events is crucial to staying healthy.

Ensuring no one is left out of breast health education a main focus of Mills Breast Cancer Institute

Paying attention to breast/chest health is central to those delivering empathy, care and open discussions to patients of all genders and identities at Mills Breast Cancer Institute.

Rural safety central to lessons in St. Joseph and Olney schools

The Rural Health and Farm Safety program joined ag partners in teaching youngsters about the hazards in rural areas.

Carle Health Clinicians Urge Community to Stay Up to Date on Vaccines

Getting immunized still the best way to stave off illness like flu, COVID-19 and RSV

Sun Safety: Preventing Skin Cancer Exposure

As the summer heat continues, with some parts of the world breaking record temperatures, experts at Carle Health are reminding everyone to continue practicing sun safety.

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