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WVEL Health Scope: How To Reduce The Risk Of A Heart Attack

WVEL Health Scope: How To Reduce The Risk Of A Heart Attack

(Photo By Flickr User Thomas Hawk)   February is American Heart Month. Did you know, every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease? The good thing is that heart disease can often be prevented. There are some things you can’t change, like family history or age. But there are some key heart disease…MORE

2019 Official Spring Home Show

2019 Official Spring Home Show

(Photo By Flickr User Vista Expo)   The Home Builders Association of Greater Peoria has announced its Official Spring Home Show will be held February 22-24, 2019 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL. More than 250 companies occupying 450 booth spaces make the show the largest of its kind in Central Illinois. It features…MORE

WVEL Health Scope: Heart Attack IQ Quiz

WVEL Health Scope: Heart Attack IQ Quiz

(Photo By Flickr User Rosmarie Voegtli)   Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, but doctors say most people still fail to recognize risk factors of and prevention tips for a heart attack. MDVIP, a network for primary care doctors, put together a quiz to test people about heart disease related questions.…MORE

McDonald’s McCafé Donut Sticks Are Coming

McDonald’s McCafé Donut Sticks Are Coming

(Photo By Flickr User paul quesnell)   “McDonald’s breakfast mornings, ba-da-ba-da-da, I’m lovin’ it, more!” According to WAND-TV, McDonald’s is sweetening things up this coming Happy Heart’s (Valentine’s) Day with a new menu item. Next week McDonald’s will introduce the McCafé Donut Sticks. The new item will be available starting February 20th for a limited…MORE

WVEL Valentine Scope: A White Castle Valentine’s Day

WVEL Valentine Scope: A White Castle Valentine’s Day

(Photo By Flickr User Paul Sableman)   “Ahhh, Nothing says romance like a shared love of White Castle!” If you and your boo/bae obsess over White Castle sliders and fries, your dream meal might just be the chain’s annual Valentine’s Day Dinner. According to delish.com, for 28 years, White Castle has been going all out for…MORE

Valentine’s Day Cards For Veterans

Valentine’s Day Cards For Veterans

(Photo By Flickr User UnitedWarVeterans)   People of all ages are dropping off Valentine’s day cards for Veterans. It is part of an annual valentine’s day card drive ran by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. Anyone who wants to participate can drop off cards at any one of the representatives’ district offices during business hours. “It’s time for…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Illinois + Tobacco Use

WVEL News Scope Now: Illinois + Tobacco Use

(Photo By Flickr User Youn Hee, Jeong)   According to The Associated Press & WICS-TV, a new study by the American Lung Association says Illinois is not doing enough to reduce tobacco use. The report titled “State of Tobacco Control” gives Illinois grades in funding for smoking cessation and prevention programs, tobacco taxation and access to…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: DUI Crash Risks + Big Game Sunday

WVEL News Scope Now: DUI Crash Risks + Big Game Sunday

(Photo By Flickr User Chris Gilmore)   Almost 30 people are killed daily in the U.S. by a drunk driver, according to the National Highway Safety Administration & WICS-TV. On days like Big Game Sunday, the risk is that much greater. “It seems like naturally alcohol is a big part of get-togethers like this, especially as…MORE

WVEL Consumer Scope: Energy Saving Tips

WVEL Consumer Scope: Energy Saving Tips

(Photo By Flickr User faz besharatian)   “Once Again, Welcome To The Winter Season, Family!” Energy company Ameren Cilco, have a few tips to help homeowners save some cash on their heating costs during the winter months.   Winter Energy Saving Tips: -Install a programmable thermostat to save on both cooling and heating costs. -Periodically replace…MORE