Stuart Scott: Courageously Fighting Cancer

I recently watched a video of ESPN’s anchor Stuart Scott accepting the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY Awards, for his ongoing inspirational on-going fight against cancer. I was moved by his positive attitude, determination and his will to live. The award is named for James “Jimmy V” Valvano, a college basketball coach Read More …

Get Covered Illinois’ Valentine’s Day Survey Reveals Health Care is Important Factor for New Couples

From online dating to matchmaking services, in today’s world people have many ways to find “the one.” But when it comes to pursuing a relationship, a new survey from Get Covered Illinois shows that for many Illinoisans, health insurance is an important factor. More than two thirds (67 percent) of those surveyed listed having health Read More …

A New U: When Determination meets Discipline

By UniQue Webster How did I allow myself to get to a whopping 300 plus pounds after losing 150 pounds five years prior? I’ll tell you how, through depression, anger, and bitterness. I was emotionally attached to food. I sought out refuge in fast food and chocolate. It provided a sense of comfort when all Read More …

Cigna-HealthSpring Appoints Kwame Foucher, M.D., M.B.A. Senior Medical Director of Illinois Market

Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company (NYSE:CI) and leading Medicare and Medicaid plan provider, announced the appointment of Kwame Foucher, M.D., M.B.A. as senior medical director at Cigna-HealthSpring of Illinois. In his role, Foucher will direct medical policy, establish and refine clinical standards, support physician relationships and oversee medical research to ensure Cigna-HealthSpring continues to deliver high Read More …

November is Diabetes Month

  Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy vision!  The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your Read More …

Recap: Leading Ladies International Hosts Fourth Annual Empowerment Conference

  April was National Stress Awareness Month and several recent studies have come to the same conclusion: women are feeling the pressures of stress more than their male counterparts. On Saturday, April 27, Leading Ladies International hosted their 4th Annual Empowerment Conference at Cibola located at 1647 S. Blue Island. The empowering festivities featured the Read More …