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Inspiration abounds for healthcare solutions as Make-A-Thon deadline nears

Organizers of the second annual Illinois Health Make-a-Thon competition invite all state residents – a broader reach this time – to submit their problem-solving ideas by the Jan. 6 deadline.

First Watchman patient at Carle refocuses on a healthier life

Ronald Eaker of Champaign used to worry about a potential stroke burdening those around him. The Watchman device, implanted in his heart, reduced that risk and gave him a confidence boost.

New research collaborations will alter tomorrow's standard of care

Carle’s Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute connects with Cancer Center at Illinois to establish new possibilities for cancer patients.

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.

Complex brain surgery provides new lease on a 'full and complete life'

Julian Wade needed a complicated brain surgery to stop an aggressive tumor. Carle Neuroscience Institute was there.

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."

Health Make-A-Thon finalist applauds innovation steps for patients

Carle palliative care physician strongly encourages others share their concepts by applying online by the January 6 deadline.

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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