FAQ on Long-Term Care

Common questions about the changing landscape of long-term care.


Spring Into Healthy Eating With Illinois-Grown Veggies

Illinois-grown horseradish and springtime veggies star in this three-course meal.

Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

6 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

When the temperatures hit summer highs, make sure you’re taking proper precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke when working outside.

Wholesome Wave Prescribes New Fresh Produce Health-Care Program

The Wholesome Wave Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to increase production of and access to fresh, locally grown food, is heading to the doctor’s office with the program “Rx for Vegetables.”

How to Apply for RIMSAP

The Illinois State Medical Society and Illinois Farm Bureau’s Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP) have helped 800-plus would-be doctors gain admittance to the University of Illinois College of Medicine and/or educational loans. Learn more about RIMSAP here. Participants must specialize in a primary health field and practice in an approved rural Illinois community…

RIMSAP student Dr. Nicole Kennedy

Rural Illinois Medical Assistance Program Fosters Caregivers

RIMSAP, founded in 1948, provides recommendations and low-interest loans for prospective rural Illinois doctors.


Shape Up On Illinois Trails

Head to these Illinois trails this fall and get in shape.

New Food Pyramid  – MyPlate dishes out recommended serving sizes

Put the New Dietary Guidelines Into Practice

We have new advice for eating healthy. Once every five years, the U.S. government prepares new guidelines for a healthy lifestyle. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines ask Americans to slash their salt intake, eat a more plant-based diet and increase physical activity.

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5 Tips To Stay Fit During Summer Travel

You don’t have to sacrifice your fitness routine on your summer vacation.

Healthy dog running

Caring For Your Pet During the Dog Days of Summer

In the heat of Illinois’ summer, take stock of your own pet’s health and safety with these tips.

Brother, Can You Spare $85,000 For Long-Term Health Care?

Long-term health care is growing more costly. A recent study by Fidelity Investments found that a 65-year-old couple often spends an average of $85,000 to insure against their own long-term care expenses.