How Parents Can Make Healthy Choices for Kids When Eating Out

A fast-food meal is quick and convenient, especially when you and your kids are on the go for activities and events, but not all restaurants are created equal, said the coordinator for a local program that provides healthy lifestyle support for children and their families.
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Sarah Bush Lincoln Partners with Memorial Medical Center to Offer Weight-Loss Services

Sarah Bush Lincoln now offers a comprehensive bariatric services program to residents of the greater Coles County region through an innovative partnership with Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
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How a Balloon in His Stomach Helped This Springfield Man Lose 50 Pounds

Leo Willard had been struggling with his weight for the last three years. Whatever he tried didn’t work. He would lose 15 pounds but regain more than half of it. When the 6-foot-2 Springfield resident peaked at 312 pounds, he knew something needed to be done.
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

As part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Fat Shaming is One of Last Socially Accepted Forms of Discrimination, Behavioral Health Expert Says

While other forms of discrimination have become taboo, it’s still common to hear negative comments centered on a person’s weight, said Lindsay Roush, a behavioral health consultant at Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center.
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Memorial Health System Recognized with Quality Award from International Hospital Federation

Memorial Health System earned one of the top excellence awards from the International Hospital Federation.
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Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center to Host Walk to Benefit Central Illinois Foodbank

The Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center will hold a walk in August at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave., to benefit the Central Illinois Foodbank.
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Passavant Launches Physician-Led Weight Loss and Wellness Center

In partnership with the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield, Passavant Area Hospital is now offering comprehensive weight loss and wellness services to patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities.
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