Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain
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Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments
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Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments

LIFE STORIES: Near fatal crash leads to cross-country cycling trip
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Near fatal crash leads to cross-country cycling trip

After the accident, doctors didn't think Chase Thurman would live another day, let alone be able to embark on a cross-country bike tour.

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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders

ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health
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ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health

QUINCY -- When Chad Rodgers first saw the figures earlier this year, he felt the findings were alarming. And like others, Rodgers knew something needed to be done. Months later, the People in ACTION movement is a reality. Rodgers, the director of operation

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18th annual Bridge the Gap to Health raises $52,000 for MedAssist program

This year's Bridge the Gap to Health race generated $52,000 in support of the Quincy Catholic Charities' MedAssist program. The Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation-sponsored event has now raised $795,000 during its 18-year existence.

Wish takes family to 'Hamilton' on Broadway
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Wish takes family to 'Hamilton' on Broadway

Jack Miller, his mother and father, and his three siblings spent last week in New York City to see "Hamilton," a wish the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted after Jack battled aplastic anemia.

QHS freshman waits for heart transplant
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QHS freshman waits for heart transplant

Three childhood heart surgeries did nothing to slow down Eli Campos.

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Blessing to hosts free AED assessment clinic

The Blessing Health System will sponsor a free assessment clinic for organizations that own and offer automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at their locations.

State-run vets homes now required to issue quick alerts of outbreaks
Quincy News

State-run vets homes now required to issue quick alerts of outbreaks

State-run veterans home in Illinois must notify residents and their emergency contacts within 24 hours if two or more residents in a facility receive a diagnosis of an infectious disease within a monthlong period or less.