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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Advocates urge families to get coverage before enrollment closes

 A national deadline to enroll in health insurance looms at the end of March, and Springfield Public Schools are urging families in the district to get covered.Under the federal health reforms of...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Leading Springfield to a future of health and fitness

Fitness is in. We’ve all seen enough alarming articles about obesity in America to know that something has to change, and there are plenty of people in Springfield trying to do something about it. W...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project files clemency petition in light of new research

 A former day care worker accused in 1995 of killing an infant by shaking him was denied a retrial last week, dealing a rare setback to the Springfield-based Illinois Innocence Project. DuPage Co...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Project will add exam rooms, pharmacy and more

Breaking ground on the new expansion for Central Counties Health Centers is (from left to right) CCHC board chairman Bobby Hall, Springfield mayor Michael Houston, Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, and CCHC p...
Monday, May 27, 2013 01:22 pm
In “Happier endings,” I pointed out that a lot of people make decisions about end-of-life care that are not fully informed. Jonathan Rauch, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and at the National Journal, gave us a fascinating report in the former magazine on work going on at Harvard University Medical School that tries to change that. Medicos there made videos showing patients dying ...
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 03:28 pm
This dispatch comes from our editor-in-chief and fearless leader, Fletcher Bud Farrar:  I’ve been a casual runner for years, but early this year when it dawned on me that I was going to turn 60 in the spring, I decided to step it up a notch. During the winter months I went on several long training runs, then ran the Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon o...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 03:18 pm
It happened so subtly that I hardly noticed. From junior high through my college years, I got fat. Honestly, I was in denial. I knew I ate too much, and I knew I ate the wrong foods, but I didn’t care. I had decided to enjoy whatever morsels I wanted, and I would deal with the consequences later. I grew to a portly 275 pounds before I finally got fed up enough to admit I needed a chan...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 03:31 pm
As a young graduate student, I didn’t see a problem with heading to Steak ‘n Shake after a late night out with friends or grabbing McDonald’s in between classes. And even though I had been active in college — rowing competitively with the school’s team and jogging frequently with roommates — I stopped exercising, too. It definitely showed — I gained 15 pounds that year....
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 03:34 pm
Here's a post from Tia Schoen in our advertising department: I got lucky 30 years ago (I’m really dating myself here!) when a wonderful woman hired me to run her health clubs. I had no experience and had never exercised a day in my life. I took to it like a duck to water. Over the years and through the aches & pains, I have managed to keep the fervor for fitness alive with 3-4 work...

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