• October 31 is Deadline to take IVCH Online Health Needs Survey

    October 31 is the last day to complete Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s online health needs survey, a key part of the community health needs assessment IVCH conducts every three years. The link to the survey can be found at the top of the home page of the hospital’s web site, www.ivch.org. The link will remain live until the end of October. Paper copies of the survey and ...

  • Keep Your Portions in Check

    One of the most important things to think about when we are talking healthy eating is keeping food portions under control. How much we eat matters! Researchers have found that if we are offered more food, we eat more food! Not surprising. We can enjoy most or all foods, as long as we follow some guidelines. This may seem simple, but it is very important. THE PLATE METHOD This is a great tool to ...

  • IVCH Plans Medicare Seminar

    The ins and outs of the Medicare system will be explained at a free Illinois Valley Community Hospital seminar at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, in the IVCH room at Peru Mall. Managed Care Partners representative Keith Leitzen’s talk is entitled “The ABC’s of Medicare.” He’ll discuss Medicare benefits and explain the options older adults have when enrolling in Medicare. ...

  • Is Butter a Carb?

    “Is butter a carb?!” One of the famous lines in the 2004 film Mean Girls brings up the fact that there are several nutrition misconceptions out there. Let’s try to get to the bottom of the butter debate! To better understand this, let’s look at some nutrition basics. Foods supply energy to us in the form of three main nutrients; carbohydrates, protein and fats. ...

  • Recipe: Basic Lunch Bowls

    BASIC LUNCH BOWLS Chopped veggies (~2 cups) + cooked whole grains (~2/3 cup) + Protein (~1/2 cup) + Topping or sauce (~2 tbsp) Mediterranean Hummus Bowl: Cucumber & tomatoes, quinoa, garbanzo beans, feta & hummus Asian Edamame Peanut Bowl: cabbage slaw, brown rice, edamame, peanut sauce Mexican Bean Burrito Bowl: Romaine & peppers, brown rice, black beans, salsa and guacamole Italian ...

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