OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)

2017
December
14,
2017
Cute kids and a visit with Santa go hand-in-hand this time of year. For new parents, those precious "firsts" are moments they treasure and can never get back. Babies who, for a variety of reasons, spend their first days or months in the Neonatal Inte...
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December
13,
2017
As part of its ongoing investment in the Riverbend community, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center welcomed its newest addition, a primary care and PromptCare office in Godfrey, with a blessing and dedication ceremony on Wednesday, December 1...
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November
29,
2017
It's been more than two years since ground was broken on construction of the North Tower at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, in Rockford. The $85 million, 144,000 square foot addition to the hospital has become a dominant presence on the ...
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November
21,
2017
As the song goes 'it's the most wonderful time of the year". That is unless you're on a diet or seriously watching your weight. In addition to the family, friendship, fun and frivolity - food - and plenty of it, can make the next few weeks the most a...
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November
17,
2017
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the department of the Illinois state government sanctioned to help prevent disease and injury and regulate medical practitioners, has given its official approval for the OSF HealthCare Freestanding Eme...
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November
15,
2017
A blessing of the land and ceremonial groundbreaking took place November 15 for the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Almost Home Kids facility in Peoria. Site preparation on the 15-acre site has been underway since September. Almost ...
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November
09,
2017
For more than 100 years Rockford's Saint Anthony College of Nursing has provided guidance and training to hundreds of dedicated students who have and continue to serve those in need of healing across the northern Illinois region and beyond. This w...
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November
02,
2017
In a move designed to increase access and help patients better manage their health care, OSF HealthCare and Physicians Immediate Care have formed a new joint venture that involves operation of urgent care and occupational medicine facilities in the g...
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October
31,
2017
The staff on the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Neonatal Intensive Care, Intermedicate Care, and Small Baby Units wanted to make Halloween memories for their tiny patients, so they made Halloween costumes for each baby. The 60-bed ...
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October
26,
2017
Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from a heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart related complic...
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October
19,
2017
Imagine if your esophagus – the part of your body that carries food from your mouth to your stomach – felt itchy, irritated, or sore. It would be painful and would affect the way you eat. There is a condition called Eosinophilic esophagitis* - or EoE...
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October
18,
2017
"What they said they were going to do, they did."  That's how Streator, Illinois Mayor Jimmie Lansford sums up the commitment made by OSF HealthCare to make sure the region's residents had access to medical care. Lansford says the closing of St...
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October
06,
2017
Heyworth Junior/Senior High School is official a model school for Project Fit America (PFA), a national public charity dedicated to getting kids fit since 1990. Friday the school hosted its Opening Day Kick Off and Fitness Celebration for the program...
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October
05,
2017
Members of the Washington Community High School Girls Tennis Team paid a visit to OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois on Thursday, October 5. Some of the Lady Panthers varsity and junior varsity players made a decision early in their se...
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September
28,
2017
First, a few sobering statistics. 22 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. However, one organ donor can save eight lives. Many states, like Illinois, have made becoming an organ donor an easy process. You simply have to indic...
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September
21,
2017
Parents breathing a sigh of relief that their child survived another hectic summer of adventure and fun, should now take a deep breath and understand that the school year is not a time to relax when it comes to keeping your student safe. First, th...
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September
14,
2017
There was a time, not that long ago, when post-delivery care for a mother and her newborn looked completely different than it does today. Use to be immediately after birth a baby would be examined on a cold metal table, bathed, and then put in an inc...
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September
14,
2017
Meghan VanDyke knew her pregnancy may not be typical. She suffers from lupus, and along with her doctors, was closely monitoring her progress. She never thought she would have her baby at just 23 weeks along. However, when she started bleeding, th...
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August
31,
2017
25 hospitals evacuated or closed. 12 hospitals running on generator power. 14 hospitals sheltering in place. 31 nursing homes closed. Long-term care facilities evacuating. Staffing shortages and access issues. Those are the just some of the statis...
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August
31,
2017
Historically a health problem among aging adults, after years of poor eating habits, weight gain or inactivity, high blood pressure is now becoming more prevalent among children. The numbers have become so concerning that the American Academy of Pedi...
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August
21,
2017
Cancer patients at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria are eclipse-ready, with a bag of space junk, assembled by OSF Saint Francis Cancer Support Services. Each bag contains eclipse-themed goodies, like Moon Pies, Milky Way bars ...
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August
17,
2017
This is the first in a series of topics with Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. ...
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August
17,
2017
Being a new mother comes with a lot of questions. That's why OSF HealthCare has launched Circle by OSF, a no-cost app that provides local, OSF-approved resources and tools for expectant and new moms. "It will help women care for themselves and the...
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August
10,
2017
For Normal, Illinois resident Steve McAllister, retired life was going well. This past spring the former banker was spending his days with his wife of 44 years and was expecting his first grandchild. McAllister was painting houses in his spare tim...
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July
19,
2017
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has a new fleet of souped-up Radio Flyer wagons, thanks to the ingenuity of a Eureka family, and the generosity of the Radio Flyer company. First time parents Logan and Kara Ruder of Eureka welcomed t...
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July
12,
2017
The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were founded in Peoria, Illinois on July 16, 1877, by Mother M. Frances Krasse, O.S.F., the first Major Superior of the religious community, and Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, the first Bishop of the Cat...
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July
05,
2017
In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people, and that number is expected to rise 2% every year over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and the effects of r...
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June
29,
2017
Just the smell alone is tough to resist. So, how do you survive the diet-spoiling parade of picnics and barbeques that tempt you all summer long?  The biggest key, says Nathan Hamman, Manager of Wellness and Weight Management at OSF HealthCare Sai...
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June
26,
2017
Retired Chicago Bears cornerback Charles 'Peanut' Tillman was in Peoria on Monday, June 26 as the featured speaker at the Best of Central Illinois Preps Banquet. Prior to the event he made at stop at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois ...
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June
22,
2017
Summer is the season for family fun. Road trips to the beach, amusement parks and visiting relatives and friends. Often the hectic schedule can lead all of us to let down our guard when it come to prevention and safety. That's why it's important t...
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