iBi - February 2019

by Emily Potts
Photos courtesy of OSF HealthCare

Through the work of two retired Caterpillar executives, area residents suffering from neurodegenerative disorders are benefiting from investments in research and tools that improve quality of life. 

Celebrating a Dynamic Community

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

The dynamism of our region's medical community would not be possible without the vision of past community leaders, the dedication of present-day leaders, and future leadership still to come.

Visioning a People-Centered EMS

by Greg Chance
Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois

Meeting the community’s evolving needs on the frontlines of healthcare

Staying Strong with ALS

Ed Rapp and his wife Ann have made it a personal challenge to support efforts to find more effective treatment options—and ultimately, a cure—for ALS.

In-Network Relationships

Debbie Simon, UnityPoint Health

Insurance network participation helps to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare access.

Changing the Trajectory of Breast Cancer

by Dr. Michele Couri
Couri Center for Gynecology and Integrative Women's Health

Knowing one’s personal risk can aid in detecting cancer or pre-cancer at its earliest stages. 

AMD and Your Vision

by Dr. Kamal Kishore
Illinois Retina & Eye Associates

Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of damage to one’s central vision. 

A New Approach to Prenatal Care

by Michelle Compton
Peoria City/County Health Department

CenteringPregnancy decreases the rate of preterm birth and low-birthweight babies, among other benefits.

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Opioids & Declining Life Expectancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans are dying at an earlier age—as life expectancy has declined for the third straight year.

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