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Image of people with arthritis. Person with arthritis in knee, fingers, lower back, upper back and shoulders, ankle, hip, wrist and knee
Read article: Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Arthritis is a condition in which one or more of your joints become inflamed, often leading to stiffness, soreness, swelling, and in some cases, pain...
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Read article: Less is more when it comes to your mental health
Less is more when it comes to your mental health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chose the slogan More Than Enough to...
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Read article: ¡Tu bienestar comienza contigo!
¡Tu bienestar comienza contigo!
El dicho en ingles traducido a "Si no haces tiempo para tu bienestar, te verás obligado a hacer tiempo para tu enfermedad" ha resonado con muchas...
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Read article: Wellness begins with you!
Wellness begins with you!
The saying “If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.”  has resonated with many people recently. It...
Image of blood pressure reading with 174 systolic and 95 diastolic. Sitting on a chart showing a blood pressure trend going downward. Also in image is a pair of glasses and a bottle of medication.
Read article: Do you have heart disease?
Do you have heart disease?
When teaching classes on heart-healthy living, I commonly ask by show of hands, who has heart disease? Interstingingly, not everyone raises their...
2023 ISPP Scholar Patrobas with Illinois Lieutenant Governor, Juliana Stratton
Read article: In his own words: Sirabo Patrobas Wafula
In his own words: Sirabo Patrobas Wafula
As an ISPP Scholar, Sirabo Patrobas Wafula is appointed with the Illinois Office of...
2022 ISPP Scholars stand with President Killeen, College of ACES Admin and PepisCo Director of Gov Affairs, Armando Saleh
Read article: December? Already!
December? Already!
If only the days on the calendar slowed to match my to-do list, more blogs would be written, more work would get done. But here we are and it’s...
2023 ISPP Scholar Liz Gutierrez with Executive Director Alvarez and Lt. Gov Stratton and staff member
Read article: In her own words: Elizabeth Gutierrez
In her own words: Elizabeth Gutierrez
As an ISPP Scholar, Elizabeth Gutierrez is appointed with the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus/Latino Caucus...

News Releases

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What is driving the high suicide rate among farmers?
URBANA, Ill. — Josie Rudolphi is a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign whose research examined suicide among farmers and ranchers, as...
Living with Diabetes, a six-week virutal program, builds community of support
DECATUR, Ill.— Living with diabetes can sometimes feel overwhelming. Planning meals, counting carbohydrates, and just understanding how to adjust your lifestyle is a lot of information to digest. University of Illinois Extension in DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt counties understands these struggles...