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OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)
2017
October
19,
2017
Imagine if your esophagus – the part of your body that carries food from your mouth to your stomach – felt itchy, irritated, or sore. It would be painful and would affect the way you eat. There is a condition called Eosinophilic esophagitis* - or EoE...
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October
18,
2017
"What they said they were going to do, they did."  That's how Streator, Illinois Mayor Jimmie Lansford sums up the commitment made by OSF HealthCare to make sure the region's residents had access to medical care. Lansford says the closing of St...
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October
06,
2017
Heyworth Junior/Senior High School is official a model school for Project Fit America (PFA), a national public charity dedicated to getting kids fit since 1990. Friday the school hosted its Opening Day Kick Off and Fitness Celebration for the program...
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October
05,
2017
Members of the Washington Community High School Girls Tennis Team paid a visit to OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois on Thursday, October 5. Some of the Lady Panthers varsity and junior varsity players made a decision early in their se...
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September
28,
2017
First, a few sobering statistics. 22 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. However, one organ donor can save eight lives. Many states, like Illinois, have made becoming an organ donor an easy process. You simply have to indic...
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September
21,
2017
Parents breathing a sigh of relief that their child survived another hectic summer of adventure and fun, should now take a deep breath and understand that the school year is not a time to relax when it comes to keeping your student safe. First, th...
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September
14,
2017
There was a time, not that long ago, when post-delivery care for a mother and her newborn looked completely different than it does today. Use to be immediately after birth a baby would be examined on a cold metal table, bathed, and then put in an inc...
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September
14,
2017
Meghan VanDyke knew her pregnancy may not be typical. She suffers from lupus, and along with her doctors, was closely monitoring her progress. She never thought she would have her baby at just 23 weeks along. However, when she started bleeding, th...
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August
31,
2017
25 hospitals evacuated or closed. 12 hospitals running on generator power. 14 hospitals sheltering in place. 31 nursing homes closed. Long-term care facilities evacuating. Staffing shortages and access issues. Those are the just some of the statis...
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August
31,
2017
Historically a health problem among aging adults, after years of poor eating habits, weight gain or inactivity, high blood pressure is now becoming more prevalent among children. The numbers have become so concerning that the American Academy of Pedi...
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August
21,
2017
Cancer patients at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria are eclipse-ready, with a bag of space junk, assembled by OSF Saint Francis Cancer Support Services. Each bag contains eclipse-themed goodies, like Moon Pies, Milky Way bars ...
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August
17,
2017
This is the first in a series of topics with Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. ...
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August
17,
2017
Being a new mother comes with a lot of questions. That's why OSF HealthCare has launched Circle by OSF, a no-cost app that provides local, OSF-approved resources and tools for expectant and new moms. "It will help women care for themselves and the...
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August
10,
2017
For Normal, Illinois resident Steve McAllister, retired life was going well. This past spring the former banker was spending his days with his wife of 44 years and was expecting his first grandchild. McAllister was painting houses in his spare tim...
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July
19,
2017
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has a new fleet of souped-up Radio Flyer wagons, thanks to the ingenuity of a Eureka family, and the generosity of the Radio Flyer company. First time parents Logan and Kara Ruder of Eureka welcomed t...
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July
12,
2017
The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were founded in Peoria, Illinois on July 16, 1877, by Mother M. Frances Krasse, O.S.F., the first Major Superior of the religious community, and Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, the first Bishop of the Cat...
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July
05,
2017
In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people, and that number is expected to rise 2% every year over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and the effects of r...
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June
29,
2017
Just the smell alone is tough to resist. So, how do you survive the diet-spoiling parade of picnics and barbeques that tempt you all summer long?  The biggest key, says Nathan Hamman, Manager of Wellness and Weight Management at OSF HealthCare Sai...
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June
26,
2017
Retired Chicago Bears cornerback Charles 'Peanut' Tillman was in Peoria on Monday, June 26 as the featured speaker at the Best of Central Illinois Preps Banquet. Prior to the event he made at stop at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois ...
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June
22,
2017
Summer is the season for family fun. Road trips to the beach, amusement parks and visiting relatives and friends. Often the hectic schedule can lead all of us to let down our guard when it come to prevention and safety. That's why it's important t...
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June
14,
2017
Eliana Reyes, Peyton Wilson and Chloe Gomez love to read and so do their friends. Recently, the fourth graders at Kinnikinnick School, in Roscoe, IL, near Rockford, turned that passion into a project.  The idea began simply enough, by making bookm...
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June
03,
2017
After 68 years of family fun, Wee Tee Golf Center in Peoria is closing. The site will become Almost Home Kids, an affiliate of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Almost Home Kids will bridge the gap between hospital and home. It will ...
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May
31,
2017
Whether you’re a first time mom, or an experienced mom, bringing a new baby into the world is an exciting and special time. But, it can also be confusing, with conflicting information online and advice coming out of the woodwork. For Ottawa reside...
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May
26,
2017
Streator’s YMCA joined OSF HealthCare on Friday, May 26 to announce a $1,000,000 contribution from OSF HealthCare in support of programs that impact health and wellness of the communities the YMCA serves. When the change of ownership from HSHS to ...
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May
25,
2017
On average, treating 80 to 100 acute burns annually, along with 500 clinic visits, the OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center Burn Unit is an important regional asset. This is just one recent challenging, but successful case.  ...
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May
23,
2017
What do you get when you mix kids, food and a video studio? A recipe for fun! Enjoy this sneak peek at OSF HealthCare's upcoming Cooking with Kids summer video series. ...
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May
22,
2017
When you clean windows for a living, the chance to put a smile on a sick child's face would be a good day at the office. Captain America - aka Brian Baxter - and Batman - aka Rhett Winford - made the day for children and their families at OSF Heal...
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May
18,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center leaders put shovels in the ground today, to mark the start of construction of a new primary care and PromptCare site in Godfrey, Illinois. The OSF HealthCare medical group primary care office will be lo...
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May
18,
2017
You've seen them all over social media - videos that show you quick and easy recipes that you can make at home. The videos make it look so easy! OSF HealthCare does a series of healthy videos of its own, prepared by one of our dietitians. Most are...
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May
18,
2017
Media stories in recent months have painted a picture of the medical air ambulance industry as one that’s all about the bottom line – focusing on making money rather than the patient. The OSF HealthCare Aviation Life Flight program has the opposit...
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