Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Bloomington couple gains new life after losing weight

Stewart Waltner, 51, of Bloomington was given an ultimatum: Do something about his weight or take a risk of not being able to see his youngest child graduate college or get married. After weighing in at 383 pounds with a possible life expectancy of 55 years, his primary care physician at OSF HealthCare Medical Group […]

Prevention, treatment offer hope for diabetic foot ulcers

An estimated 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those age 65 or older. Diabetes may be accompanied by other coexisting conditions such as blindness, heart disease, kidney failure or lower-limb amputation. High blood sugar levels, poor circulation, […]

Healthy tips for holiday eating

Between busy schedules and large family meals, it can be easy to lose track of a healthy diet during the holidays. With that in mind, we turned to Registered Dietitians Mary Vojta of the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute and Jenna Bishop of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center for some tips on making healthy choices […]

Coffee alone probably can’t save your brain

A quick internet search reveals a lot of articles and studies that contradict each other about the effects of coffee on memory and brain function. Some studies link coffee drinking with better memory and some say there’s no impact at all. While those studies are good for generating headlines that draw people’s attention, they don’t […]