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OSF HealthCare - Archive (COVID,COVID-19)

2024
February
27,
2024
| 14:48 PM America/Chicago
Temperatures may be warming, but we’re still in the peak season for sore throats. Many cases have time-tested treatments, but some can have serious complications.
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January
31,
2024
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
The New Year can bring unwanted stress to some people. It can also bring an increase in viruses. Over the last few months, communities across America have been hit hard by a number of respiratory illnesses that have come and gone in waves. First it w...
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January
25,
2024
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
While the country deals with a nursing shortage, institutions like the OSF colleges of nursing are getting creative in ways to recruit students who are looking to pursue a solid career. 
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January
23,
2024
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Douglas Kasper, infectious disease specialist with OSF HealthCare, explains the new COVID-19 vaccine and how to protect ourselves from the virus.
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January
12,
2024
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
OSF OnCall is bringing its Digital Hospital to OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, allowing patients who qualify to receive hospital-level care at home.
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2023
December
27,
2023
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare hospitals, clinics, and emergency departments across the state continue to see a big influx of people seeking care. The increase in patients in waiting rooms can lead to elevated exposure of germs and viruses, plus longer wait times.As...
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December
20,
2023
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
There's a high note when it comes to singing. Do you have a lingering cough? Learn more in this week's Health Highlights.
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December
13,
2023
| 13:18 PM America/Chicago
Right now, your child may be writing Santa Claus for gifts, some of which may include battery-powered items. However, these can pose health hazards to young children. 
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December
07,
2023
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare hospitals and clinics across the state are seeing a significant uptick in patients to begin December. The heavy increase in patients can lead to elevated exposure of germs and viruses, plus longer wait times....
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December
06,
2023
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming. Adding on the potential of a winter cold or virus only adds more stress. OSF HealthCare doctors share reassuring tips to help treat symptoms this winter season. You've probably heard of Bronchitis, an illnes...
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December
05,
2023
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
Bronchiolitis is similar to bronchitis, and parents should be aware of it this winter.
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November
22,
2023
| 13:49 PM America/Chicago
OSF OnCall has added remote home monitoring for infants through 5 years old with respiratory viruses including flu, RSV, croup, pnemonia and rhinovirus among others.
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November
22,
2023
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
Hospitals around the country learned during COVID the importance of telehealth medicine. Now, it's being offered to nursing students as part of their studies. 
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September
25,
2023
| 09:10 AM America/Chicago
Now is the time to look into the flu vaccine so you can be protected during peak flu season.
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September
05,
2023
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Fall is a good time to review the signs of and treatments for seasonal illnesses.
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July
18,
2023
| 15:28 PM America/Chicago
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center was chosen by the National Institutes of Health to host long COVID trials.  167 patients have been enrolled in the program in the Peoria-area.
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May
10,
2023
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
After three years of shut-downs, mask mandates and social distancing, COVID-19 is no longer a public health emergency.
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February
17,
2023
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic has left lingering impacts, deepening loneliness and grief that continues to have a tight grip on many people.
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2022
December
28,
2022
| 11:26 AM America/Chicago
A pediatrician and a pediatric infectious disease specialist weigh-in on how concerned parents should be about the tripledemic of RSV, flu and COVID-19.
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December
07,
2022
| 16:04 PM America/Chicago
Celebrity Nick Cannon has a lot going on these days with his busy career and growing family. But now he's been forced to take it easy after recently being hospitalized with pneumonia. 
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September
29,
2022
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
Health experts are urging people to get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines in order to protect themselves this fall and winter.
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September
14,
2022
| 13:42 PM America/Chicago
While most people with COVID see improvement within 30 days, about 5% of people with COVID-19 are suffering a long-lasting loss of smell or taste, according to a recent study. 
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September
13,
2022
| 16:52 PM America/Chicago
OSF Jump Simulation Educational Operations Director Nikki Delinski ranks in the Top 5 Emerging Training Leaders by Training, a leading national industry publication.
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August
31,
2022
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
OSF OnCall Digital Hospital welcomed its first patient earlier this month and provided him with hospital-level care at home where he could be with his wife and daughter.
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July
14,
2022
| 18:00 PM America/Chicago
Hospital ERs and urgent care facilities are overwhelmed with people experiencing COVID-like symptoms. But mild symptoms like sore throats and headaches can be treated at home, say medical experts. ...
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June
21,
2022
| 05:00 AM America/Chicago
Shield CU test sites have closed as of June 2022, and officials are reflecting on the work done to keep residents safe from COVID-19.
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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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March
03,
2022
| 01:27 AM America/Chicago
The omicron variant is loosening its grip on the United States, as COVID-19 cases continue their sharp decline. Mask mandates are lifting and hospitals are getting a much needed respite from near-capacity inpatient cases. Despite this positive trend,...
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February
17,
2022
| 14:20 PM America/Chicago
For thousands of people, recovery after a COVID-19 infection comes with a laundry list of issues, some neurological. These cognitive cases run the spectrum from mild difficulties focusing on tasks to major memory problems or even rare cases of COVID-...
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February
02,
2022
| 22:07 PM America/Chicago
This week Pfizer-BioNTech requested an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine for children ages six months to five years. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been asked to review data covering the safety and effectivenes...
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