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  • Beyond Trim: Ho, ho, hold back those extra pounds

    Tempted to indulge in holiday goodies yet? Maybe take a break from exercise? After all, ‘tis the season.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Beyond Trim: It's time for new holiday meal traditions

    Feasting and giving thanks at this time of the year did not start with the first American Thanksgiving. Since humans began growing crops, the harvest ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Diabetes: understanding the “invisible disease”

    Diabetes is very prevalent, with 1 in 11 Americans suffering from it.  But many people don’t know they have diabetes; there are often no outward signs ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Study doesn't provide enough relief for concerns over Celebrex

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A study doctors had hoped would provide some clear answers about which of the most common pain relievers was safest for people with ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Heart surgery gets some help – from Caterpillar company

    PEORIA – How do you get the world’s largest land-dwelling mammal off a man’s chest?For Ty Dozier, it ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • In opioid epidemic, prejudice persists against methadone

    WASHINGTON – When Rebecca Schmaltz found out she was pregnant with her second child, she tried to qu ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

    Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it’s not the “we need more” news you might expect. In ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
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