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2019
June
20,
2019
Dr. Andy Peterson, a family physician at OSF Medical Group in Kewanee says he often sees men make an appointment with him after a heart attack or a cancer scare. Men are notoriously bad about getting regular check-ups but that could be changing. The ...
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June
19,
2019
Every year a new fad diet seems to emerge. First carbs are the enemy. Then it’s fat we should avoid. Atkin’s, Ketogenic, South Beach, lemon detox, the list goes on. But now, new research is supporting the claim that there is no one-size-fits-all plan...
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June
14,
2019
As we age, aches and pains may seem greater and you may find you have to force yourself to exercise or simply keep moving.But as we get older doing just that becomes increasing important because it may help you prevent falls. A study recently publ...
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June
11,
2019
Our recent warm weather has us shelving the boots and busting out the summer footwear. But not all summer shoes are created equal. “As summer months come about, certainly weather changes make people want to throw inexpensive flip flops on and thin...
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June
07,
2019
Becket Neeley is like many 3-year-old boys, he’s full of energy and never seems to stop moving. He loves everything dinosaur and can cite multiple characteristics about the various species. Hard to imagine, but if not for the swift action of his moth...
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June
06,
2019
According to the American Heart Association, each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Because the survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac emergencies is so low, first responders are making a push t...
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May
31,
2019
Some people who have relied on Ambien could be tossing and turning again after the federal Food and Drug Administration is requring a warning that OSF HealthCare Director of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Doctor Kaninika Verma, says is appropriate and nece...
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May
31,
2019
As we head into the summer months, kids will head outdoors for some fun in the sun. But during summertime the sun's rays are at their strongest, and parents must be even more vigilant about protecting their kids’ delicate skin. The risk for skin d...
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May
30,
2019
You’re in a hurry. What could be easier than grabbing a quick, pre-made deli sandwich from your favorite grocer for lunch or dinner? The convenience is great – but have you thought about the nutritional value of that sandwich laden with processed foo...
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May
16,
2019
Vacation season is upon us, but without the right precautions, an overseas journey could come with health risks, depending on where your travels take you. OSF HealthCare Medical Group in Bloomington now has an option for travelers who want peace of m...
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May
10,
2019
If you ask most adults, they’ll tell you they haven’t had a hearing test since grade school. This is National Hearing Awareness Month and according to an American Associated of Retired Persons (AARP), a recent member survey revealed more of their mem...
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May
03,
2019
You’re hearing a new buzzword these days as the country experiences an increase in anxiety and depression in teenagers and young adults – resiliency. That’s a person’s ability to bounce back from significant life events. Government health statisti...
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May
01,
2019
World Immunization Week, observed the last week of April, is getting an elevated profile this year thanks, in large part, to a growing outbreak of measles cases across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that as of Apr...
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April
24,
2019
People everywhere are conquering their cabin fever and are enjoying the great outdoors after a long, bitter winter. But before you head out for that hike, health care experts remind you to take precautions to avoid tick bites. The Centers for Dise...
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April
20,
2019
The OSF HealthCare downtown Peoria Ministry Headquarters project on SW Adams St. has been approved for historic tax credits and is moving forward. Not only will full construction soon begin, but a new agreement has also been reached which will result...
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April
12,
2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling the latest drug resistant fungus that has shown up in Illinois “a serious global health threat.” It’s called Candida auris and it first showed up in the United States in 2015. The bulk of t...
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April
05,
2019
Rock icon Mick Jagger reportedly had heart valve replacement surgery in New York this week, and multiple reports say the procedure was a success, and the Rolling Stones frontman is in great health. On March 30th the Rolling Stones postponed the No...
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April
04,
2019
From phones to tablets – televisions to gaming systems, screen time has become a regular part of the day for people everywhere. In fact, a 2018 Nielsen report found that the average American spends 11 hours a day staring at screens. That time onli...
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March
29,
2019
Facebook has been under scrutiny for privacy concerns but that isn’t stopping the social network from rolling out a new blood donation tool under its Social Good platform. The platform is aimed at helping non-profits and community organizations. F...
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March
28,
2019
OSF HealthCare is taking a leadership role in an effort to keep conscience protections in place and protect the sanctity of life.During a news conference Thursday, March 28, in Springfield, Illinois, OSF HealthCare joined Illinois’ six Catholic bisho...
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March
28,
2019
It’s time for America to get moving. A recent large-scale study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows inactivity can be worse for you than smoking, diabetes or having heart disease. Despite that, the Centers for...
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March
14,
2019
To say it was a long winter could almost be an understatement. Between frequent snow and ice storms and continual freezing temperatures, plus a few record-breaking cold days - many of us have been in physical hibernation. In other words, not very act...
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March
07,
2019
It’s been nearly ten years since actor Patrick Swayze died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57, 20 months after his diagnosis. And now comes word that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer at 78. He’s vow...
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March
01,
2019
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 is observed Monday February 25 through Sunday March 3, with a goal of educating and helping those living with an eating disorder, as well as friends and family members who want to help. “There is a lot...
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February
28,
2019
Most people probably don’t need an excuse to book a long-weekend getaway with close friends – especially women. But now there may be science to back your excuse for a girls’ trip! Studies have shown friendship can extend life expectancy, lower cha...
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February
22,
2019
February is American Heart Month. As the month winds down, cardiologists hope that by raising awareness of heart disease, risk factors and prevention methods, the public can head into the year ahead armed with new heart health knowledge. “I’m real...
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February
20,
2019
It's a lesson they hope they never have to use. However, its the reality of being a teacher today. Incidents that could result in serious injury can happen anywhere at any time. School districts have become acutely aware that their commitment to s...
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February
15,
2019
The health risks are numerous for people who are overweight. Primary concerns have always been heart disease and diabetes.In some cases, cancer too can be directly correlated to obesity. Now, a new study by the American Cancer Society suggests can...
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February
14,
2019
On television shows or in movies, heart attacks are often portrayed as painful, chest-clutching events. While this is sometimes the case, there are often less dramatic and lesser-known symptoms that signal a major heart event is occurring. A study...
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February
08,
2019
Plenty of revelers rang in the New Year with wellness resolutions – vowing to lose weight, move more, or just eat healthier. But in the gloom of a frozen February, sometimes those resolutions are left in the rearview mirror. According to Maggie St...
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