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2022
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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January
31,
2022
| 12:48 PM America/Chicago
Elemeno Health, the developer of a proprietary cloud-based solution for frontline health care teams, and OSF HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, today announced a partnership to initiate a pilot using a customizable, just-in-ti...
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January
13,
2022
| 13:23 PM America/Chicago
The United States is currently navigating a third wave of COVID-19 infections. In some areas of the country, the rates of positive cases are higher than they have ever been, with the highly contagious omicron variant spreading rapidly throughout the ...
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January
07,
2022
| 10:17 AM America/Chicago
In the summer of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be easing, and mask mandates were lifted in many parts of the country. Now, however, with a record number of positive cases as the omicron variant sweeps across the nation, people are once again ...
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2021
December
28,
2021
| 10:36 AM America/Chicago
With the rise of COVID-19 infections primarily among the unvaccinated, OSF HealthCare is asking members of communities it serves to refrain from coming to their facilities for asymptomatic and close contact testing.Dr. Mike Cruz, MD, FACEP, chief ope...
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December
23,
2021
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
The first positive case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed in the state of Washington on January 20, 2020. Nearly two years later, more than 50 million Americans have been infected with the virus and more than 800,000 have died.Now COVID-...
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December
15,
2021
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
One year ago the nation celebrated what seemed like a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine was made available on December 14, 2020 to health care workers and other qualifying members of the public.The very ne...
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November
10,
2021
| 10:22 AM America/Chicago
Across the country the COVID-19 infection rate continues its up-and-down track. Currently, Illinois is experiencing an uptick in new cases, after several weeks of seeing a decrease. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the seven-d...
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October
01,
2021
| 13:45 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the pandemic, people have jokingly said they gained the “COVID 19” when talking about weight gain over the last year and a half. In fact, the American Psychology Association (APA) found 61% of American adults experienced undesired weight c...
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September
24,
2021
| 11:19 AM America/Chicago
Drug company Pfizer recently announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children ages five to 11. Now U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leaders say once Pfizer releases its study results, the agency will evaluate the data to decide if the ...
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September
23,
2021
| 17:46 PM America/Chicago
COVID-19 has become the most deadly pandemic in American history, with deaths at more than 650,000, surpassing the estimated deaths from the 1918 Spanish flu. But a lead infectious disease doctor for Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare says over th...
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September
10,
2021
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
As the pandemic wears on and employers attempt to forge ahead in this new environment, mental health concerns in the work force are becoming more commonplace. Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare is making sure employers are aware of a free, 24-7 su...
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August
26,
2021
| 18:55 PM America/Chicago
New cases of the coronavirus continue to surge across the U.S., spurred by the fast-spreading and extremely contagious Delta variant that now makes up the majority of COVID infections in the country.As the pandemic rages on, so does misinformation ab...
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August
20,
2021
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
New cases of the coronavirus continue to surge across the U.S., spurred by the fast-spreading and extremely contagious Delta variant that now makes up the majority of COVID infections in the country. Meanwhile, the push continues by health profession...
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April
14,
2021
| 09:56 AM America/Chicago
Seven research projects are sharing slightly more than $400,000 in funding through the Jump ARCHES research and development program to address challenges and expand on lessons learned about COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.The Jump ARCHES program is...
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March
26,
2021
| 12:25 PM America/Chicago
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 carries many medical mysteries that might take years for researchers to understand. But right now, it’s important to find support for possibly millions of people globally who, weeks and months after seemingl...
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March
18,
2021
| 14:06 PM America/Chicago
While stories of people clamoring for a COVID-19 vaccine are dominating headlines, a recent survey by CNN shows 1 in 4 people are hesitant to get vaccinated.There are many reasons for the hesitation, and among them is a concern the vaccine will negat...
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February
18,
2021
| 14:19 PM America/Chicago
Safety data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare – including the most severe – anaphylaxis shock – which occurred in 2 to 5 people for every one million doses of the Pfizer v...
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February
11,
2021
| 16:43 PM America/Chicago
Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare is proud to have four hospitals recognized as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation. OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, St. J...
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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
11,
2021
| 11:58 AM America/Chicago
Suicide and addiction were the two biggest factors bringing down the average life expectancy in the U.S. before the pandemic and it’s only gotten worse with the need for physical distancing and closures of public places. COVID-19 mitigation efforts h...
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2020
November
17,
2020
| 17:21 PM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every experience of everyday life, including one of the most important milestones – the birth of a child. It is an especially scary time for pregnant women who worry about getting the support they need during ...
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October
07,
2020
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommend parents get their children vaccinated against influenza. This year both organizations agree the flu shot is more import...
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