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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
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Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 2:04 PM

To people feeling the financial crush of rising deductibles and premiums, blaming the economy can feel totally wrong, and a new study of the out-of-pocket costs shouldered by patients with private insurance who end up in the hospital helps explain why.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM

You've resolved to get in shape, you're going to the gym regularly, you're on a roll - and then: Rotator cuff tears! Ankle sprains! Herniated discs! These are among the gym-related injuries that doctors, trainers and physical therapists see...

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM

EUREKA — Mollie and Jeff Evans faced the same conundrum as new parents the world over when their first child came home and the vast array of baby monitors left one vexing question unanswered. What will it sound like if the infant...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 11:37 AM

The vaccine's low uptake among preteens and adolescents belies its universally acknowledged effectiveness in preventing the most common sexually transmitted infections linked to the human papillomavirus

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Belly fat is infuriating. It is obnoxiously persistent and acts as a constant reminder every time you slide on your skinny jeans that your New Year's fitness goals (from the past five years) have yet to be met.

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Everyone knows that combining a healthy, balanced diet with regular exercise is good for your body. However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 1:54 PM

For National Football League fans such as myself, this is a barren time, with the draft well behind us and even preseason games (ugh) still almost two months away. So, I took the opportunity to speak with a trio of NFL athletes about how they...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 1:06 PM

That great glass of cabernet sauvignon can sometimes come with a price, a headache. Setting aside those who suffer routinely from migraines or someone who tied one too many on the night before, even people not normally prone to headaches can...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Why would people need to power down for twenty minutes in the middle of the day if they were making good choices at night? They must be sick. Or hungover. Or, worst of all, lazy; but things have changed.

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect the disease even in regions with limited medical resources.

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 10:18 AM

While some pain relievers are great at bringing down fevers, others contain the ingredients needed to reduce the kind of painful swelling linked with muscle soreness or arthritis. Check out this handy chart to find out which medication is best for...

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