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. 

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

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Diabetes & Obesity Continue to Rise

The overall diabetes rate in the U.S. continues to grow—up from 10.8 percent in 2008-2009 to 11.5 percent in 2016-2017, according to the Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being Index.