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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 05:43 pm

The Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research

One day while she was a professor at what was then Sangamon State University, Dr. Caryl Moy came upon a woman standing in front of a frosty window. The woman had cleared a space and was gazing out at ...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 01:17 pm

Mixed martial arts comes of age in Springfield

In an unassuming beige garage on the edge of town, two muscular, tattooed young men circle around and around, punching, kicking and grappling with one another with all the intensity of a dogfight. A l...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 01:26 pm

George Harrison, the first Beatle in America, left his footprints all over southern Illinois

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first visit to America will be commemorated in February 2014. The Liverpool lads, shortly after their single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” reached t...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 04:11 pm
From the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913 to serving in Congress, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., have served both their communities and their nation. The group, formed in 1913 by 2...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 11:32 am

Alonso Travis died waiting for help

You may recall Alonso D. Travis, even if you never knew his name.He was the guy who hit you up for money on downtown sidewalks and store parking lots along Jefferson Street and on North Grand Avenue....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 05:42 pm

Don’t wait. Make time for weights.

Move. It’s one of the simplest things that humans innately do on a day-to-day basis. So how come more than 70 percent of Americans are sedentary? We were made to be constantly moving, but there ...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 03:59 pm
Brian Moore of Springfield is not your typical doctor. Instead of relying solely on medicine, he believes in being physically fit, and teaching patients that fitness is key to health. At age 54, he is...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:44 am

Yoga as a way to relax into self-discovery

I was lying on my back during the visualization exercise. The teacher we brought in from Detroit had the “yoga teacher” voice; you know, the calm, quiet, melodious voice. I had just eaten ...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 08:55 am

Finding wellness in relationships

This is an abridged version of a talk delivered Nov. 17 by Kathryn Pearson at the Sangamon County Medical Society’s Physician Wellness Conference. How are food, money and sexuality related to ou...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 06:33 am

Local doc gets fit so that his patients will, too

Lately, Dr. Craig Backs’ patients have been asking him if he’s all right. Backs lost more than 50 pounds over the past few months, but he’s not fighting cancer or some other disease....

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