Live Well Magazine

Memorial Health System of Springfield, IL is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to patient care, education and research. It is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the state. For the people of the communities we serve, Live Well is a valuable extension of Memorial, used to improve personal health in a multitude of ways. From nutrition tips to exercise physiology, heart health to injury prevention and recovery, we work hard to make Live Well a weekly resource you can use to live a healthy life.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week: Dec. 1–7

🕔Dec. 06, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), predominantly Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), affects about 4 in 1,000 people in developed ...

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Toy Safety Top of Mind in December

🕔Nov. 27, 2017 10:30 a.m.

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” is the famous response to 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s air rifle request in the movie classic, ...

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40-Year Meals on Wheels Partnership at Memorial Still on a Roll

🕔Nov. 22, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Each day, the Memorial Medical Center cafeteria serves about 5,000 meals to patients, employees and visitors. But Food and Nutrition ...

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Rehabilitation for Body, Mind Key to Accident Recovery

🕔Nov. 09, 2017 6:05 a.m.

The decision to drink and drive was not a smart way to start 2017 for Taylorville teenager Carter Sinkhorn. Early ...

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Why Wait to Bathe

🕔Nov. 06, 2017 6:05 a.m.

Since June 2017, most newborns at Memorial Health System hospitals have waited about 24 hours to receive their first bath. ...

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Mental Health Services in Schools Means Intervention Sooner

🕔Nov. 03, 2017 7:05 a.m.

The Children’s MOSAIC Project is an innovative program transforming the way children in central Illinois receive mental health services. MOSAIC ...

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Patient Attends Daughter’s Wedding with Support from Hospital Work Family

🕔Nov. 01, 2017 4:40 p.m.

In many ways, Memorial Medical Center was a fitting venue for Emily Kren’s wedding. It was there, 38 years ago, ...

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Stroke Symptoms May Differ, Even for the Same Person

🕔Oct. 27, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Strokes come in all shapes and sizes—just ask Tim Cowan. He’s survived several. “In summer of 2014, I was calling ...

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Taylorville Emergency Department Saves Teen’s Life

🕔Oct. 18, 2017 3:55 p.m.

Teenager Carter Sinkhorn, sporting a friendly smile, remembers nothing from Jan. 1, 2017, but his mom Lisa can recall every ...

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Breast Cancer Struck and an Army Sprang Into Action

🕔Oct. 10, 2017 3:55 p.m.

Ally Fairfield was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 23 years old, and an army mobilized to fortify her ...

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