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Mind Your Health: Take Your Mental Health ‘Checkup’ Today!

Posted by | Posted in Mental Health | Posted on 30-04-2015

8-Dimensions-of-WellnessSpring is here, and for many people, that means moving from hibernation mode to focusing more on making healthy choices. Often, we think about good health only in terms of our physical well being, but mental health is an important component in overall wellness. May is Mental Health Month so Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois (MHCCI) encourages everyone to “Mind Your Health!” and to get the ball rolling today by taking a free mental health assessment.

Good health involves caring for your body and mind.

Statistics show in any given year 1 in 5 American adults live with a diagnosable and treatable mental health condition. Too often, these conditions go untreated, and in combination with substance use conditions, lead to more deaths than traffic accidents, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined. Read the rest of this entry »

Guilt Free Grilling Tips

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Nutrition, Recipes | Posted on 22-04-2015

Grilled-FoodWarmer weather means more time spent out in the great outdoors. Why not take your cooking outside as well? Farmers markets are abound with fresh and seasonal options to add flavor to your food without adding inches to your waistline. Follow the tips below to make your grilling season effortless, flavorful, and enjoyable. Read the rest of this entry »

What We Can Do for a Stroke That We Couldn’t Do 10 Years Ago

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Medical Center, Neuroscience, Stroke Center | Posted on 14-04-2015

?????????????????????In the past, few treatment options existed to stop a stroke, especially if the patient didn’t make it to the hospital within the critical three-hour window of time. Depending on the type of stroke and the amount of time until treatment begins, the effects of a stroke can be devastating.

And while strokes are still a serious health event, thanks to new technology, a stroke can be stopped for some patients. Read the rest of this entry »

Only 38% of People Can Perform This Lifesaving Act. Are You One of Them?

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Medical Center | Posted on 09-04-2015

Blood-DonationChances are you know (or are) someone whose life has been saved or improved by blood donation. Each year millions of Americans donate blood and 40,000 pints of blood are used every day in the United States – but more is needed. If you are among the 38 percent of Americans who can give blood, take the few minutes out of your schedule to donate.

Blood donation only takes a little of your time and none of your money – but it may be the difference between life and death for someone else. Read the rest of this entry »

How Older Adults Can Stay in Great Shape

Posted by | Posted in Events, Exercise, Expert Tips, SportsCare | Posted on 07-04-2015

SP004808A serious health threat will lead to premature disability or death for more than 2.5 million Americans over the next 10 years. Ironically, most of them have the medicine for the cure but they’re not using it.

The threat is physical inactivity; the medicine is exercise.

“There are a multitude of common diseases that are made worse if people are physically inactive, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke,” said Daniel Adair, MD, co-medical director of Memorial’s SportsCare and a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Springfield Clinic.

Keeping up an exercise routine becomes more challenging as you get older. Read the rest of this entry »