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2022
October
20,
2022
| 15:34 PM America/Chicago
One of the most effective ways of detecting breast cancer is through the use of stereotactic biopsy. The procedure  takes about 30 minutes and is key to finding cancer in the early stages. ...
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October
07,
2022
| 09:44 AM America/Chicago
A task force panel is proposing  new guidance on anxiety screenings for patients under the age of 65....
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August
26,
2022
| 09:56 AM America/Chicago
It's important to have people to lean on – whether you’re dealing with cancer or some other hardship....
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August
05,
2022
| 09:16 AM America/Chicago
There have been multiple public health emergencies causing concern in the past year. The most recent illness on the radar of health experts is parechovirus....
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June
22,
2022
| 12:20 PM America/Chicago
OSF Children's Hospital is fixing the hearts of premature babies with an exciting new device called a Piccolo. Little Journey Lindstrom was the first to have the procedure before she was two months old. This is her story and includes video and audio ...
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June
01,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
Youth e-cigarette use remains an ongoing concern as a recent federal survey found that more than 2 million U.S. middle school and high school students reporting current (past 30-day) use of e-cigarettes in 2021....
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May
23,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
With sports being a year-round thing for many high school athletes, it’s important to practice good orthopedic health.  ...
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May
23,
2022
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Summer marks the perfect time to pledge to improve yourself and the world around you. A low-impact workout through gardening accomplishes both....
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March
24,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
You’re a patient, and your health care provider has talked to you about taking part in a clinical trial – research to see how care can be delivered better. Trials can last weeks to years. You could do them at home or need to make regular trips to a c...
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February
11,
2022
| 09:43 AM America/Chicago
The latest surge in COVID-19 cases is easing across Illinois and other parts of the Midwest, but the arguments around wearing masks to curb the spread of the virus rage on.Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced February 9 the state’s indoor mask m...
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2021
November
23,
2021
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. For every three children diagnosed there are two who aren’t. Couple that with the number of adults on the spectrum - many of whom may be undiagnosed - and chances are many families across Americ...
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April
21,
2021
| 10:49 AM America/Chicago
We seldom hear much about the thyroid unless there’s something wrong. We know it’s a butterfly-shaped gland located in our neck, but what else do we really know? And how do we know if something isn’t quite right with our thyroid?“The thyroid is a gla...
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February
05,
2021
| 11:59 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare is piloting seven new thermal touchless scanning tools it has purchased for select locations, including OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary in Evergreen Park and Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee, Illinois along with the OSF Cardi...
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January
27,
2021
| 12:11 PM America/Chicago
On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. The first COVID patient had returned to Seattle from a trip to Wuhan, China. Since then, more than 25 million America...
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2020
December
08,
2020
| 13:23 PM America/Chicago
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season looks a lot different this year. COVID-19 has forced us to find new ways to connect, and according to mental health experts, it could take a toll on our mental health.In fact, a recent Gallup poll found Ame...
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December
01,
2020
| 17:22 PM America/Chicago
Every year, young children and big kids alike eagerly anticipate Christmas and all the festive traditions and celebrations that come with the holiday season.But this year will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Family celebrations will most...
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November
04,
2020
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
In the early stages of COVID-19, as state restrictions took hold, a segment of health care saw a significant decrease in patient volume, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. But as the pandemic continues, patients are now using this time to...
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July
29,
2020
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
During the COVID crisis, people across the nation have been putting their routine procedures and appointments on hold. However, breast cancer is still highly prevalent and annual mammograms are critical in early detection. According to the Centers fo...
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July
24,
2020
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Since March, much has been discovered about COVID-19. People with underlying health problems, for example, including heart problems, diabetes and obesity, for example, have shown a greater risk for becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Statistics sho...
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July
02,
2020
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
One of the least talked about cancers is testicular cancer, primarily because it’s not anywhere near as common as other cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 of every 250 men will develop testicular cancer at some point in their ...
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May
07,
2020
| 19:40 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare has always made safety job #1 but leaders working on gradually resuming what were deemed non-essential services are re-doubling efforts to keep patients and Mission Partners (employees) safe from infection. The Illinois Department of P...
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April
24,
2020
| 12:15 PM America/Chicago
During any medical emergency, time matters. OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center two years ago began using a secured, privacy protected app to expedite care and now a new upgrade is helping local EMS better communicate information about patien...
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2019
May
24,
2019
| 08:35 AM America/Chicago
Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who protect us through their service to our country. Particularly those who make the ultimate sacrifice. So, it's important we show military men and women how much we appreciate their commitment and ...
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February
12,
2019
| 15:22 PM America/Chicago
 The OSF HealthCare Foundation announced the release today of a 22-page coloring-activity book that will likely change the course of coloring books for years to come. The book was made possible because of a $400,000 grant from PNC Foundation to expan...
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2018
October
23,
2018
| 15:54 PM America/Chicago
With the exception of clean drinking water, no other public health measure has been more successful than vaccines, yet there are still pockets of skepticism that have been responsible for recent outbreaks of illnesses in this country that were though...
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July
27,
2018
| 08:56 AM America/Chicago
It's a fancy title - the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program.  But, it signifies a basic roll-up-the sleeves, take it to the limit commitment to providing cancer care that's beyond the norm, or the normal. The Patr...
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July
05,
2018
| 16:13 PM America/Chicago
As teenagers, all of us remember the pressure of deciding what our career path would be. With so many options, it's not easy. But then there's the added anxiety of making the right choice. Recently, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center play...
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July
03,
2018
| 09:56 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria are pleased to announce new leadership for the divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology. After a national search, M. Jawad Javed, ...
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June
26,
2018
| 10:19 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare Chief Financial Officer Michael Allen, MHA, CPA, FHFMA has been named Chair Elect of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Board of Directors. He has been a volunteer leader with the HFMA for more than 20 years, includ...
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June
26,
2018
| 09:24 AM America/Chicago
U.S. News & World Report has ranked OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology in the new 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology, led by Dr. Churphena Reid and Dr. ...
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