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A Story of Incredible Recovery: Trauma Patient Recovers from 80-Foot Fall

Posted by | Posted in Emergency, Memorial Medical Center, Trauma | Posted on 27-01-2015

?????????????????????????????????One day can change your whole life.

June 13, 2006, started out normal enough for Bret Beherns, an 18-year-old college student working a summer job building cellphone towers. The self-described adrenaline junkie was finishing up work installing antennas in Rochester when one load of antennas he was hoisting became loose. Instinctively, he reached for the rope, which got caught around his arm. When the load hit the ground, Bret was catapulted 80 feet in the air.

Thirteen days later, he woke up from a medically induced coma at Memorial Medical Center.

“I have no memory of the accident,” said Bret, a Mahomet native. “At first, nobody knew if I was going to make it. After a long week, they told my parents that I was probably going to live.” Read the rest of this entry »

4 Parenting Tips for Raising a Child by Yourself

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Mental Health, Parents | Posted on 20-01-2015

father-son-holding-handsRaising a child is tough and can become more challenging when you are doing it by yourself. If you are raising a child alone, you are not the only one.  According to the Kids Count Data Center, nearly 35 percent of parents are single. At times, it can become overwhelming and seem unmanageable.

Here are a few parenting tips from Brandi Paluska, a licensed clinical professional counselor for MOSAIC Moms at The Children’s Center, a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Expect at the Hospital When You’re Expecting

Posted by | Posted in Maternity, Memorial Medical Center | Posted on 15-01-2015

New-Parents-with-baby-and-doctorYou’ve made it! Nine long months, and now it’s almost time for your baby to make his or her debut. The excitement that comes with being a new parent shouldn’t be dulled by nerves about what to expect when you deliver. We talked to the experts at Memorial Medical Center’s Family Maternity Suites about what happens when you come to the hospital to have your baby.  Why? Because you have much more important things to think about.First of all, when do I go to the hospital? Read the rest of this entry »

A Healthier You? Try These 10 Tips

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Memorial Medical Center, Weight Loss and Wellness | Posted on 14-01-2015

Think-HealthyHave you ever thought about why you eat? Do you turn to food out of true hunger or boredom or habit? Do you plan your snacks or just head to the pantry when the feeling strikes?

Your attitude about food and exercise may be creating barriers that could be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals and achieving great health. How you approach food and exercise could mean the difference between success and yet another attempt.

What To Do?

Read through these tips from the experts at the Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center. These tips enable successful weight loss and will help you overcome your personal barriers to weight loss so you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

See if you can try one idea over the next week and then observe the overall difference in your attitude toward eating and exercise. Then leave a comment below to share your experience with others! Read the rest of this entry »

Indoor Winter Wonderland: DIY Activities for Kids this Winter

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Parents | Posted on 12-01-2015

??????????This time of year, the wind chill makes it awfully hard to get outside as much as we’d like. But freezing temperatures doesn’t have to mean freezing playtime with your child until the spring! We asked the teachers at Memorial Child Care for their favorite indoor activities to keep kids happy, healthy and stimulated–even when the weather outside is frightful. Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking through the Buzz: Are Trendy Diets All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Nutrition, Weight Loss and Wellness | Posted on 08-01-2015

infographic Template brain social line link concept vector illusAs we make our new year’s resolutions, going on a diet is always a popular choice. But, which diet? With so many trends filling our newsfeeds and Pinterest boards, we asked the experts at the Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center to separate fact from fad fiction.

The Paleo diet

Is it the life-saving wonder its denizens claim? Or is it something that should have been left in the Stone Age?

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