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'Knock-your-socks-off' team energizes cancer survivor

Survivor shares her tips for beating cancer: Gratitude, support and cozy chairs make battling cancer easier.

Nurse Honor Guard gains popularity as families pause to remember

Carle nurses are now part of a countywide Nurse Honor Guard, which recognizes caregivers’ contributions after they pass away.

Social workers help finance patient's life-saving seizure meds

Collaboration between inpatient and outpatient social work helps patient get his medication at a price he can afford.

Communication and coping mechanisms reduce effects of bullying

Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Now with the anonymity of the Internet, they are even harder to spot.

Sensor study launching at Carle attracts national attention

Information from the penny-sized, battery-free flexible sensors will alert staff and help prevent skin sores, irritation and pressure ulcers.

Latest social media challenge impacts airways, breathing

The “condom snorting challenge” has gone viral, but participating can lead to damaging health outcomes.

Volunteers make 'reality' of hospital easier for kids

Trained volunteers support kids in the hospital with virtual reality therapy that complements medical care.

Baby-Friendly status spotlights breastfeeding for better health

Baby-Friendly designation elevates Carle’s gold standard of care for women, babies with focus on breastfeeding for better health.

For safety sake, dump unused prescriptions at Take Back Day

To help curb the opioid overdose trend, Carle works with local law enforcement to control prescription drug abuse.

Carle receives an 'A' for quality patient safety and accountability

Continuous improvements and quality care are top priorities while caring for the region’s sickest patients.

Timely tech inspires healing, reduces children's fears

Region’s first child-friendly CT projector creates unique scenes to make tests less scary for young patients.

Carle neurology innovators gain Level 3 Epilepsy Center accreditation

The only other hospitals in the state to achieve this designation are in Chicago, Peoria and Springfield.

Expert schedule juggler applauds healthcare from anywhere

Mother with chronic asthma uses InstaCare for fast treatment without missing work or losing time with her family.

Research-rich career changes lives far beyond cellular level

Dr. Greenberg’s life work is impactful to patients and their families, with the digestive health team serving about 5,000 patients a year.

Grateful grandmother raises money for other moms and babies

Once-worried Altamont family pays it forward by raising money for services that support the families of the region's in-need babies.

Doctor becomes the patient in life-saving kidney transplant

Memorable patient donates his kidney to Dr. Christian Wagner because the doctor treats about 45 members of his family.

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