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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
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Updated Jan 20, 2016 at 3:03 PM

PEORIA — An all-gender logo above the restroom door of the new Planned Parenthood office along Knoxville Avenue draws attention immediately.Male. Female. Transgender. The universal symbols make a statement about the best- and least-known aspects of the reproductive health care agency.

Posted Jan 15, 2016 at 2:15 PM

A once rare mosquito-borne virus called Zika is spreading rapidly through the Americas since arriving in Brazil in last May, with a case confirmed in Texas this week in a traveler returning from Latin America.

Posted Dec 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Happiness is one of the most important things in life, yet it's also one of the hardest to study. Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life...

Posted Dec 28, 2015 at 2:03 PM

Will Smith's new movie "Concussion" opened on Christmas Day, shedding light on a problem that's been plaguing the NFL for years.

Updated Dec 17, 2015 at 3:08 PM

As a dental professional living in London, Richard Watt spent years watching as his colleagues became increasingly irritated with the constant jokes about "English teeth." The most offensive mockery, the gleeful pop culture references...

Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Should new mothers be eating their afterbirth? Many moms may be asking themselves that question, now that Kim Kardashian West has made her placentophagy public.

Updated Dec 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Break open a pomegranate, and itís easy to understand why the fruit is often called the jewel of autumn.The arils inside, nearly bursting with juice, resemble shimmering rubies.

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Dale Earl left behind a hasty note, a length of chicken scratch his stunned family struggled to decipher. Dale was in pain; that much was clear. He believed that he was doing poorly at work, that he...

Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Patrick Hardison was a volunteer firefighter in small-town Mississippi when the accident happened. A house was in flames, with a person trapped, and the roof collapsed just after Hardison raced inside. His helmet was knocked off; he felt...

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 2:52 PM False
Updated Nov 12, 2015 at 4:36 PM

A new class-action lawsuit filed against Endo Pharmaceuticals alleges that mislabeled birth control pills led to unwanted pregnancies among nearly 100 women from 28 states,

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