A Team Approach to Weight Loss By Leslie Rusch-Bayer

Couri Center Team

Weight loss and obesity continue to be problems for women. Even though women have many concerns regarding health, we tend to rationalize negative symptoms as ‘normal’ due to lack of time, cost, concern, and knowledge. It is becoming more common to blame age or family history for new problems, instead of looking to see how lifestyle modifications may improve…

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Freedom from bladder leaks and incontinence

Pelvic Floor Stronger

Enjoy freedom from bladder leaks and incontinence. The Couri Center has a simple solution for Urinary Incontinence.  The EMSELLA chair is the first device of its kind–strengthening your pelvic floor muscles similar to 11,200 Kegel exercises!  EMSELLA is a nonsurgical and noninvasive FDA cleared treatment for Urinary Incontinence. TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE: Urinary incontinence is…

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CBD: Why Quality Matters! By  Hope Placher, PA-C, MMS


It seems to be the norm to see CBD shops on nearly every street corner. With the market boom of CBD, it can be overwhelming to know if what you’re purchasing is a quality product.  At the Couri Center, we proudly carry a line of CBD products from ECS Therapeutics. ECS Therapeutics provides the first…

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Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Chicken Soup

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa is one of my favorite soups and anyone who’s tried it, has requested the recipe.  Besides being gluten free, it’s a vitamin-packed comfort food that is perfect for the cold winter months. Bonus:  it re-heats well, so make a double batch, you’ll be glad you did! Ingredients…

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What’s All the BEEF About?  By Leslie Rusch-Bayer, RD, LDN, CPT

What's all the beef about?

As a Registered Dietitian, I often have patients asking about different varieties of food. New foods hit the grocery store shelves every day, each one claiming to be “healthier” than the last. But are these foods so powerful that they will change health?  Ultimately, patients need to be given the proper information so they can…

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Let’s Talk About HPV By Alexandra Mathern, MD

Papsmear Brush

If you have seen a gynecologist since 2011, you likely have been tested for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at the time of your pap smear. The virus was first discovered in 1956, but it was not until 1986 that two specific subtypes of the virus were linked to cervical cancer. Currently, there are over 200…

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OB/GYN Physician, Peoria, IL Private Practice

Peoria IL Skyline

  OB/GYN Physician Peoria, IL Private Practice Full-Time         Relocation Assistance           Sign-on Bonus      No OB Call               Work/Life Balance Tired of the demands of being on-call/delivering babies?  Looking for an excellent base salary with work/life balance? Desire proximity to a big city?  Join the Couri Center! Successful Gynecology-only boutique practice; No…

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ginger roasted pumpkin + quinoa salad w/ mint, chilli + lime

Ginger Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad

ginger roasted pumpkin + quinoa salad w/ mint, chilli + lime recipe Compliments of MyDarlingLemonThyme.com Ingredients (serves 2-4 or more as a side) 1 kg piece of pumpkin 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 2 green or red chilies, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup…

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