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September
10,
2020
| 14:12 PM America/Chicago
Hearing a doctor tell you have cancer is devastating. For 63 year-old Alice Fillback of Godfrey, Illinois, her breast cancer diagnosis last year was more than an emotional blow. “Anytime anyone who has a family member who died from breast cancer,
September
10,
2020
| 13:18 PM America/Chicago
September marks National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), AFib is an irregular heartbeat (arrythmia), a condition where the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. When
September
10,
2020
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Even the smallest child can benefit from someone reading to them, including babies born prematurely. Reading helps babies with neuro-development and language skills and is a positive experience for families, helping to give a sense of normalcy of
September
03,
2020
| 16:38 PM America/Chicago
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. It also causes more deaths than any other cancer of the
25 Women in Leadership: OSF Innovation Leader Sarah Stewart deRamirez opens in new window
Emergency Medicine physician Dr. Sarah Stewart deRamirez is responsible for directing innovation efforts for OSF HealthCare, centered on achieving health equity though community health initiatives that leverage people and technology. Dr. deRamirez is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria where she created and directs the Innovation in Global Rural Health programs.
26
Aug
2020
week.com
Street Medicine Team Provides Care for the Most Vulnerable in Peoriaopens in new window
Dr. Mary Stapel, the medical director for community care at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Faith Community Nurse Randal Mcclallen started a street medicine team in July to offer free doctor visits to those without a home or insurance, This story highlights their work providing care multiple times a week to the homeless population on the streets and at the Dream Center in Peoria.
24
Aug
2020
week.com
OSF OnCall Connect Part of Safer Illinois app opens in new window
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back with a plan to test them twice a week and notifications will come on a news Safer Illinois app. The app also includes OSF OnCall Connect which will provide 24/7 support for those with suspected symptoms or a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Students, faculty and staff can be monitored and receive digital support from OSF HealthCare while they quarantine.
19
Aug
2020
illinoisnewsroom.org
25 Women in Leadership: Erin Kennedy, Manager of Center for Healthy Lifestyles-OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Centeropens in new window
WEEK-TV profiles Erin Kennedy as one of its 25 Women in Leadership. It lauds Kennedy for her efforts to build strong community partnerships to improve the overall health and well being of residents.
31
Jul
2020
week.com
Breaking the Cycle of Violence Starts With Working Through Trauma, Expert Says opens in new window
Tahari Allen of OSF HealthCare' explains the OSF Strive trauma recovery program that provides support for victims of violent crime. In this interview, she explains trauma from violence doesn't just traumatize the victims. It also impacts family members, witnesses - and sometimes even the perpetrators, who were previously victims themselves.
27
Jul
2020
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