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  • Kirby Medical Center Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Emergency Department Performance

    Kirby Medical Center Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Emergency Department Performance Monticello, IL —Healthcare organizations today are tasked with constantly providing higher quality care at a lower cost. Every aspect of the patient experience must be approached with a passion for excellence and an eye toward efficiency and effectiveness. It’s not easy. That’s why ...

  • New Research Shows Higher Bmi Causes Brain To Age More Quickly

    Weight has long been linked to a wide array of cardiovascular and chronic disease problems. However, a new study published this week in the Neurobiology of Aging has made both the most active health nuts and hesitant newbies want to be extra careful with future diet choices. The study analyzed digital 3-D brain images taken of 525 participants from ages 20-87 with the goal of comparing white matter, brain thickness ...

  • How Coffee Benefits Your Health

    You get up in the morning, roll out of bed, roam the house like a zombie for a few minutes, and if you’re anything like me you’re looking for coffee ASAP! It’s a phenomenal thing – one sip of caffeinated nectar and all is suddenly right with the world. Did you know you’re not the only one – over 80% of American adults drink coffee every single day. The pick me up potential in one ...

  • Have You Considered "Prepping"?

    What do you do when zombies attack, nuclear bombs go off, and the world as we know it goes into total chaos? Do you have supplies, MRE’s, water? Are you a “prepper”? Well, now that I’ve got your attention, I’m actually referring to MEAL prepping! Meal prepping is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to stay on top of healthy eating when the proverbial “end of the ...

  • Macronutrient Dieting

    **Macronutrient dieting has emerged recently as a great resource for many individuals to improve the quality of their food intake, lose weight, and lead a healthier lifestyle. Macronutrients are a substance required in large amounts by the body to function properly and efficiently. There are three macronutrients required by humans: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Each of these macronutrients provides energy in the ...

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