Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

Illinois programs for pregnant women - Moms & Babies

Last time we talked about the MPE program that helps pregnant women with limited income and resources. While it provides short-term coverage, there is another program that will see women through their entire pregnancy. It’s called Moms & Babies and it pays for both outpatient and inpatient hospital services for women while they are pregnant and for 60 days after the baby is born.

Benefits of Chocolate

Researchers say chocolate is not only good for you, but it causes you to eat less!

Illinois Programs for Pregnant Women - MPE

Think you might be pregnant? Finding out you’re going to have a baby is a joyous time, but it can also be a very stressful time for women with limited income and resources. But two Illinois programs are available that can be a lifeline for women without insurance coverage. The first one we’ll talk about is the Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Program or MPE. It’s a state-funded program for pregnant women living in Illinois. 

Fireworks Safety Tips

Be careful when you celebrate the Fourth with a boom!

How to Save Money on Your Pregnancy and Delivery

Understanding the costs of pregnancy and planning ahead can help you make more informed decisions — and save money in the long run. Here are seven ways to cut costs when you’re expecting. 

Know your benefits. 
If you have insurance, now’s the time to become an expert in your plan benefits. 
To get started, ask your plan administrator these questions: