Liletta IUD Update

IMPORTANT LILETTA IUD UPDATE: As of October 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (a.k.a. IUD) known as Liletta for pregnancy prevention for up to 5 years.  Previously the only difference between Liletta and Mirena (which has the same amount of progestin) was the duration it was approved for…

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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale Recipe

Author: Contentedness Cooking Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 6: Vegan, Gluten Free Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes 2 15 oz. cans full fat coconut milk 4 handfuls of chopped kale 1 onion, chopped 1 1/2 – 2 apples, chopped Salt, pepper, curry (optional) Roasted pine nuts for…

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A Glimpse of Bali, Indonesia By Terry Polanin, MS, APRN, FNP-BC

Bali, Indonesia

Does anyone remember the musical “South Pacific?”  I’m sure there are some that do. It was one of my favorites, as a child.   I certainly never imagined I would have the opportunity to experience “Bali Hai—is calling…where the sky meets the sea.  A special island.”  Fortunately, due to my husband’s speaking engagements with the International…

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Determined to Regain Her Health By Leslie Rusch-Bayer

Before and After

Women are complex creatures, as many of our husbands already know. We are often headstrong, goal-oriented and stubborn. We are also mothers, professionals, calendar-organizers, and chauffeurs. Life throws many things at each of us, but for many women, physical signs and symptoms are pushed aside due to lack of time and importance. At the Couri…

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DIY Spa Treatments By Leslie A. Gilstrap, Licensed Esthetician

DIY Spa Treatments

Everyone needs a little spa time.  This winter, why not indulge right from the comforts of home?  Facial rolling and dry brushing are two ways you can give your skin a DIY pick-me-up from home.  Facial rolling with a Rose Quartz Roller is an ancient Chinese practice that has been used to improve complexion and…

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Vaginal Discharge 101 By Hope Placher, MMS, PA-C, IFMCP

Vaginal Discharge 101

All women should be concerned about their vaginal health, but what constitutes a healthy vagina? Is it normal to have vaginal discharge?  While it depends somewhat on a woman’s age, the vagina generally has an acidic pH, contains rich quantities of beneficial bacteria that help fend off infections, and is naturally lubricated. That’s a long-winded…

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HOI Peoria, IL News on Supplements featuring Dr. Michele Couri

Dr. Michele Couri - News

Take Supplements? Every day, patients of Dr. Michele Couri ask this very question.  It’s important, too, as many supplements interact with medications.   I’m eating a healthy diet, so how do I know if I need supplements? HOI News, Every Mom, with Jenise Rebholz, interviewed Dr. Couri on this topic. Watch HOI Supplements in the…

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