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    You're feeling a little rundown. You're sneezing and have a stuffy nose. Must be a cold. Or is it an allergy? Following a tough spring allergy season - along with a wetter-than-normal Read more
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    About 450,000 babies in the United States each year are born prematurely – before 37 weeks gestation. 23-24 weeks is considered the age of viability for a baby to survive, and these micro-preemies, Read more
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    The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is now calling youth vaping an "epidemic." Dr. William Tillis, an OSF HealthCare Pulmonologist, agrees. “There Read more

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September
24,
2018
One in every three Americans has prediabetes – that’s 86 million people. Further, more than 25 percent of Americans over age 65 have type 2 diabetes. In the United States, 23 percent of teens have prediabetes or diabetes. The numbers are
September
21,
2018
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which makes it the perfect opportunity for National Twist Day September 21. Music legend Chubby Checker, whose smash "The Twist" first topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a week on
September
20,
2018
Looking back, Sean Cavanaugh, 48, can’t believe that he felt fine on a Monday in mid-July when he went to work at his job as a marketing director for the Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth. By Friday of that same week, he was on an emergency
September
14,
2018
State Sen. William “Bill” Haine, D-Alton, said he had already made up his mind he would not run for re-election when his term is up this November, before he was diagnosed with blood cancer. At age 74, the Vietnam Veteran who earned a Bronze Star for
Revamping an Old Hospital in Rural Illinois - Modern Healthcareopens in new window
OSF HealthCare is turning a shuttered hospital into an outpatient center, where providers address not only medical concerns but also social determinants of health.
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Sep
2018
www.modernhealthcare.com
OSF Saint Anthony's Honored by American Cancer Societyopens in new window
The American Cancer Society is recognizing OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center with its Mission Award for support of the society’s fight against cancer. The Alton hospital is in the midst of a $14-million construction project, building a state-of-the-art free-standing cancer center to meet the growing need for oncology services in the Riverbend. Part of the need is transportation. OSF Saint Anthony's President Ajay Pathak is featured in an interview with WGBZ Radio to explain the Cancer Society is looking for drivers for the Road to Recovery program.
06
Sep
2018
altondailynews.com
OSF HealthCare Facilities Among Becker's 66 Critical Access Hospitals to Knowopens in new window
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth and OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota were named among Becker's Hospital Review's "66 Critical Access Hospitals to Know."
20
Aug
2018
www.beckershospitalreview.com
OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center President Jennifer Junis Provides Updates and Insights opens in new window
In this in-depth interview, WGIL Host Will Stevenson talks with OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center President Jennifer Junis about her first eight months on the job, insights from her recent participation in a rural healthcare summit, construction to improve the patient experience at OSF Holy Family Medical Center and why she's looking forward to being in a dunk tank at the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game.
18
Aug
2018
www.wgil.com
Children's Hospital of Illinois Genetic Counselor Applauds New Infant Screening For Spinal Muscular Atrophyopens in new window
OSF HealthCare's Children's Hospital of Illinois Genetic Counselor Jennifer Burton tells WMBD TV she is pleased Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed a bill to help stop the leading genetic cause of infant deaths in Illinois. The legislation requires the Department of Public Health to provide screenings for SMA, or Spinal Muscular Atrophy to all newborns by 2020. Burton is on the Illinois Department of Public Health's Newborn Screening Disorder Panel.
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Aug
2018
www.centralillinoisproud.com