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2022
April
13,
2022
| 13:07 PM America/Chicago
“It’s about pushing ourselves to meet them (patients) where we can, but setting realistic expectations that telehealth can’t be all things to all patients," OSF Vice President of Digital Care Brandi Clark told health leaders during a virtual online s...
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February
15,
2022
| 15:48 PM America/Chicago
A project led by the OSF Design Lab that leverages data and artificial intelligence to improve childhood vaccination rates has received national recognition as well as $25,000 in funding. The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through th...
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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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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
| 11:42 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare is not only dealing with a COVID-19 surge that is nearing, or surpassing, all previous surges of hospitalization, but in the western Illinois community of Galesburg, there’s a perfect storm of sorts.A neighboring hospital of OSF Health...
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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
22,
2021
| 17:22 PM America/Chicago
After a brief reprieve in the summer, followed by a delta variant COVID-19 surge that lessened mid-fall, now Omicron threatens to further test the limits of health care workers at OSF HealthCare and at health systems across the country. In Illinois, ...
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December
16,
2021
| 20:45 PM America/Chicago
Food, housing and income insecurity remain a concern for millions of Americans, especially those who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. The ongoing concerns prompted Illinois Governor J.B. to extend a Pandemic Health Navigator (PHN) program ...
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November
18,
2021
| 13:09 PM America/Chicago
Most counties in Illinois are considered as having a high COVID-19 transmission rate and Michigan recently reported its highest single-day positivity rate since the start of the pandemic. That’s a recipe for concern among health leaders as the holida...
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October
27,
2021
| 09:35 AM America/Chicago
Halloween won’t be as scary this year compared to last year for one big reason: COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are 12 and older. Federal officials who discouraged trick-or-treating a year ago now say it’s OK as long as you take COVID-19 safety p...
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October
22,
2021
| 12:23 PM America/Chicago
Fred Dykeman recalls being in a hospital ICU bed, dreaming about the day he would once again walk into the gym where he worked out for an hour a day, seven days a week. That was before the 80-year-old man from Godfrey wound up spending a month-and-a-...
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October
14,
2021
| 18:34 PM America/Chicago
If you’ve watched an NFL game this season, chances are you’ve seen messages aimed at getting people to resume cancer screenings that, in some cases, dropped by as much as 90% during the COVID-19 pandemic.The American Cancer Society teamed up with 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
17,
2021
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
A highly contagious virus that can seriously impact infants and the elderly has arrived earlier than usual. Respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, is hitting at the same time health leaders are worried about the flu and COVID-19.What’s ...
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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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September
03,
2021
| 11:03 AM America/Chicago
As the delta variant becomes more common, now making up 99% of cases in the U.S., OSF HealthCare frontline doctors are seeing more and more cases of pregnant women admitted to the hospital because they’re infected with the virus. At some hospitals in...
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August
27,
2021
| 12:52 PM America/Chicago
The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor and White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci urges physicians to make more use of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 at a time when OSF HealthCare has been leading in their use.Mark Mee...
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August
20,
2021
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved allowing a third, supplemental dose of two COVID-19 vaccines for certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection. The supplemental vaccines are currently approved for Pfizer ...
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August
13,
2021
| 12:56 PM America/Chicago
Older adults are more vulnerable to hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and those in long-term care settings were among the first groups to experience restrictions on face-to-face contact.So for a year-and-a-half, older individuals had the doubl...
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August
06,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
The American Academy of Pediatricians says COVID-19 cases among children and teens jumped 84% in one week’s time with more than 72,000 kids acquiring the disease between July 22 and July 29. That’s alarming pediatricians and medical providers includi...
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July
15,
2021
| 14:28 PM America/Chicago
Drug overdose deaths spiked dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nationwide a record 93,000 people died from a drug overdose in 2020, a 29% increase over the previous year. The ...
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June
30,
2021
| 16:29 PM America/Chicago
A weekly national survey finds broad awareness and concern about the emerging COVID-19 delta variant. But people's behaviors really aren't changing in the face of that threat. According to the latest Axios-Ipsos poll, people who are vaccinated are co...
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June
23,
2021
| 12:48 PM America/Chicago
While many states are seeing COVID-19 cases level off or even decrease, that’s not happening everywhere, particularly in more rural areas. That’s raising concerns among health care leaders who say many people wrongly believe they no longer have to wo...
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June
17,
2021
| 11:05 AM America/Chicago
In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was okay for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to stop wearing a mask in most situations. But for people living with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune ...
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June
11,
2021
| 12:19 PM America/Chicago
This might be one of those studies that results in people responding, “They spent money on that? I could have told them that!”The study by Indeed, one of the largest online websites for employers and job seekers, found alarmingly high levels of emplo...
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May
21,
2021
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
Parents with young children are seeing a variety of regressive behavior that pediatricians and therapists are tying to the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. These behavioral changes are taking a variety of forms depending on the age of the child and t...
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May
11,
2021
| 13:31 PM America/Chicago
OSF Innovation and its partners at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) and Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, Illinois, have received a federal Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant of $10,000 to co...
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April
29,
2021
| 20:57 PM America/Chicago
There are stories of people diagnosed with lung cancer who never smoked a day in their life. It happens, and unfortunately, in most of those cases, the cancer isn’t caught early enough because it’s only found when symptoms become serious enough for s...
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March
30,
2021
| 17:24 PM America/Chicago
New research has found that nearly one person in five diagnosed with COVID-19 also suffers with a psychiatric disorder such as anxiety, depression or insomnia within three months. Sam Sears, MD, director of physician services for OSF Behavioral Healt...
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March
09,
2021
| 19:44 PM America/Chicago
Many people who are COVID weary and fully vaccinated might be a little disappointed by the latest guidelines from the federal government but one OSF HealthCare leader supports the cautious approach.Stephen Hippler, M.D. is the chief clinical officer ...
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