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IGG Partners with BCBS-IL to Focus on Crohn’s Patients

May 21, 2016
IGG Partners with BCBS-IL to Focus on Crohn’s Patients

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) recently announced the first specialty intensive medical home (IMH) program in the state, with the Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG), the state’s largest independent gastroenterology practice, effective September 1, 2014.

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The Right to Choose Your Cancer Treatment

November 1, 2016
The Right to Choose Your Cancer Treatment

Before there was Betty Ford, the outspoken first lady who brought breast cancer awareness to the wider public, there was Babette Rosmond, a diminutive New York City writer and editor who went public with her diagnosis of breast cancer 40 years ago, three and a half years before the first lady. If Mrs. Ford is remembered for her grace and honesty, we should remember Ms. Rosmond for her courage and persistence. What Ms. Rosmond demanded of her doctors — the right to choose her cancer treatment — is now the minimum that cancer patients deserve.

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Why Try Interval Training Workouts? Quick Results

November 1, 2016
Why Try Interval Training Workouts? Quick Results

If you're looking to rev up your fitness routine, interval training may be your ticket. You can get more out of that spin class, run workout, or lap swim by alternating short bouts of high-intensity exercise (yes, you have to work hard!) followed by a few minutes or seconds of rest. By doing this, you stress out your cardiovascular system and build up lactic acid in the muscles—which boosts body fuel, strength, and stamina—while then letting yourself recover and prepare for the next tough interval.

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