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Read article: Why are my joints feeling stiff and sore?
Why are my joints feeling stiff and sore?
If you have been experiencing stiffness, pain, and a decreased range of motion or flexibility in and around your joints, you may have osteoarthritis...
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Read article: 5 ways to reduce your risk of stroke
5 ways to reduce your risk of stroke
In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we reviewed the signs and symptoms of strokes in our last blog from April 26 (...
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Read article: Don’t let your bone health be an afterthought
Don’t let your bone health be an afterthought
Osteoporosis doesn’t typically have any symptoms, and most don’t know they have it until a bone breaks. While it mainly affects postmenopausal women...
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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: Steps to choose health insurance
Steps to choose health insurance
Purchasing health insurance requires choosing which insurance plan works best for you, whether you are choosing from your workplace options or from...
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Read article: Act F.A.S.T. in response to stroke
Act F.A.S.T. in response to stroke
Did you know that May is National Stroke Awareness Month? While we may not think about strokes often, they are one of the leading causes of death and...
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Read article: Severe weather
Severe weather
Spring is the time of year that we pay more attention to the weather. Whether we are watching the television, listening to the radio, checking our...
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Read article: Fuel for the Future
Fuel for the Future
March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created the annual campaign in 1973 (50 years ago), and it includes a new...

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Diabetes Clinic
Diabetes Clinic to Help You Snack Smart
(Woodford County). –Do you reach for a snack when you’re hungry or is it out of habit? Snacks can be good for us if we make smart choices. Join University of Illinois Extension for their monthly “Diabetes Clinic –Smart Snacking” class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at their new...
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Make time to be inspired by nature's lessons
URBANA, Ill. — Spending time in nature allows people to take in the world around them. In today's busy world, learning how to hit pause to take lessons from nature and explore the benefits of outdoor activities is vital. University of Illinois Extension...
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Autism acceptance: A quest for answers, support
URBANA, Ill. – Katie Stafford and her husband struggled to understand their young daughter’s unfamiliar behavior, which seemed so unlike the usual tantrums and behavioral quirks of childhood. Julia barely slept. She refused to eat most foods. She was hyper-focused on specific topics. She...
Diabetes awareness month
Get the tools you need to fight diabetes
URBANA, Ill. – November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Of the 34 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with diabetes, 90% to 95% have type...
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Illinois teen crowned national 4-H civic engagement winner
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. – An Effingham County teen has won a national 4-H award for her efforts to improve her community and help families impacted by pediatric cancer. Elizabeth Weidner, 16, of Dieterich is the winner of the 2021 ...