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Cardiac rehab in Mattoon turns a fortune and builds a friendship

Vickie Gilbert thought the worst after a heart diagnosis in May. Less than six months later, she turned her health around completely.

Support group links patients after an isolating diagnosis

Stephanie O’Neal was blindsided upon learning she had Crohn’s disease, but Carle’s IBD Support Group helps her feel connected and educated.

‘Game changer’ for patients on blood thinners

Patients like Bobbie Jean Ortiz credit Anticoagulation Management Services (AMS) with resolving complexities associated with medications like Warfarin and Coumadin.

Health Alliance member calls Connections’ impact life-changing

All year long, in addition to classes, member-focused hot spot offers people the chance to talk in person to receive the support.

Put Convenient Care Plus on your holiday wish list

It’s important to know Convenient Care Plus remains open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.

This holiday season, learn the ABCs of pediatric diabetes 

"Diabetes" might seem like a scary word for parents and caregivers, but it’s quite manageable with the proper care team.

Gene therapy serves as game-changer for SMA-stricken Mikaela

“My marching orders are to provide best-practice care to do what’s best for the patient,” Health Alliance Chief Medical Officer said.

Dementia screening offers consistent look at subtle symptoms

Short-term memory loss can be hard to identify and accept in a loved one. Dementia screening offers information and answers.

Carle, FirstCarolinaCare enter health insurance partnership

"Carle specializes in identifying options ... to best serve patients and members when and where they need it."

College of Medicine student plans a 'different kind of health fair'

Carle’s Jennie Hsu-Lumetta, MD, serves as health fair faculty advisor to help guide the vision of Sunday's free event.

ACO nurse's experience positions her perfectly to help patients

In her late 20s, Courtney Lawson went to nursing school, making animal care and concerns her full-time hobby.

Richland Audiology team helps Pride family smile from ear to ear

"A comprehensive hearing evaluation is the first step in identifying existing hearing loss and various treatments available." 

Having a baby changed lives of parents and medical student too

First-time mom privileged to have medical student assist and learn about the labor and delivery process.

Veteran-focused event explains truth behind traumatic brain injury

Nick Sullivan’s life in the Army changed when a helicopter accident severely injured his brain and body. 

On the road or at home, Cardinals fan calls Health Alliance plans 'winners'

The Medicare Advantage Annual Election Period continues until Dec 7. Health Alliance helps seniors with 2020 coverage.

Ridge Farm woman finds help for post-mastectomy swelling

Lymphedema therapists at Mills Breast Cancer Institute assist with early and important reminders for patients during recovery.

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