Facing Your Risk Factors: Ways You Can Take Control of Your Health

Sometimes health emergencies are quite preventable. Learn how you can be proactive about your health by first controlling your risk factors.

Driving the Movement for Elgin’s Self-Improvement

It could have been just another five-year plan, but instead the City’s new “Strategic Principles & Priorities” encapsulates a growing movement in this city – one that engages every corner of the community in a pathway to prosperity.

What to Know About Maternity Care

Successfully delivering a newborn takes a lot of patience and care. Meet some of the passionate health professionals who share the excitement of birth with new mothers and fathers.

What You Should Know About Infectious Diseases

Ebola, MRSA, HIV and rabies are just a few examples of these microbial infestations. Learn how to protect yourself from harm, and how our area hospitals keep patients healthy and well-informed.

Men’s Health: Take Action Now to Prevent Disease

Just four diseases make up the list of common threats to men’s health. Learn how you can diagnose and prevent some of these troubles before they happen.

Orthopedic Treatments to Keep Bodies Active

Aches and pains aren’t what they used to be. Discover some of the incredible new advancements that are helping to shorten recovery times and reduce the need for invasive surgeries.

Saving Lives with Advanced Cancer Treatments

Nearly 41 percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, but thanks to new technologies and procedures, many cancer patients are finding safer and easier treatments. Here are a few.

Surgery Evolves, from First Cut to Cutting Edge

Scalpel, Please! Imagine that first shaky hand lifting a pointed object and performing the world’s first surgery. Harder to imagine is that first surgery originating in the late Stone Age….
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