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Colon cancer-free now: 'My irresponsibility got their attention'

Surgeon: Most of the time we can remove colon polyps during the screening. If they’re precancerous, we're done.

Don't let fear of pain keep you from life-saving mammogram

Funded by Carle Center for Philanthropy, new feature provides less pinching, squishing and discomfort during annual necessity.

Reduce, reuse and upcycle – minor adjustments make major impact

Commitment to energy savings in our community yields results without sacrificing patient and employee comforts.

Helicopter trip saves grateful heart attack patient's life

“I always wanted to take a chopper ride. I just would have liked to have seen the scenery,” patient Grant Brewer from near Noble said.

Hospital seeks students for summer experiences helping patients

Minimum commitment is one three-hour shift per week, and teen volunteers start the end of May or beginning of June.

First-time parents who once felt 'no hope' now support others

Family returns to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to share stories with others, as well as resources and a shoulder to lean on.

Strong family support helps heart attack survivor make a comeback

Mahomet native Joyce Livesay had a life-threatening heart attack. She believes her family, doctor and nurse are the reasons she’s here.

Stroke-prevention care impresses new-to-area shopper

Dr. Zachary Osborne: “Her carotid artery – the large artery from the heart to the brain – was 95 to 99 percent narrowed.”

4 questions women should ask their gynecologist

Leon Plowright, MD, answers tough questions women are afraid to ask or don’t know to ask about common pelvic issues.

Dr. Cham, team restore advanced vision care in, around Danville

Eye patient insists, “He was impressive. I could see that he knew what he was doing. I felt very confident that he would fix me up.”

Precocious patient takes afib – but not everything – seriously

“With Jac and other afib patients, we aim to minimize or prevent recurrence for as long as possible and restore quality of life.”

Experience transforms patient into Orthopedics nurse

Find out how a patient’s desire to help others and digging for answers inspired a successful Orthopedics trauma nursing career.

From conception to delivery, Carle supports moms and babies

Recertified with the state’s highest distinction for the care of moms and babies, Carle remains ready.

Nursing students like Morgann thrive, learn with summer work

“The Carle internship gave me the chance to have hands-on learning in a supportive environment."

Cornbelt Fire, Carle Arrow Ambulance strengthen life-saving partnership

“Since 1996, we’ve seen the population we serve grow by 70 percent while medical calls increased by 300 percent,” said John Koller, Cornbelt FPD chief. 

Triple bypass, cardiac rehab turn Noteboom into wellness believer

During American Heart Month and always, Champaign man now advocates for wellness visits and cardiac rehabilitation. 

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