OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)

2019
February
09,
2019
Carrie Taylor grew up in a house where both parents worked and dinners were often spent in front of the TV. She admits as an adult, she brought that bad habit into her own family's life and sometimes meals spent together are more for a special occasi...
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February
07,
2019
A new Teleneurohospitalist Program is connecting neurological patients with a team of dedicated inpatient neurological specialists in Peoria without the need for patient transfers. OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute created the new ser...
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January
31,
2019
While it’s been a focus for OSF HealthCare for many years, the delivery of medical services in a rural community, like Streator, is only recently gathering momentum across the US. That resulted in the creation of the Root Cause Coalition, a group ...
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January
28,
2019
Being restricted to using a walker or wheelchair can be hard enough, but when someone lives in a rural community, traveling a long way to see a doctor can be a challenge too big to overcome. A new kind of partnership, aimed at providing more conve...
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January
25,
2019
56 year old Dale Churovich didn’t think much of the numbness in his left arm or his general “unwell” feeling when he woke up to let his dogs out in August of 2018. The Gifford man went back to bed. However, when his daughter woke him later than morni...
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January
24,
2019
A healthy employee is a more productive and happy employee. Sounds simple, but believing it and actually making it happen are two very different things. However, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center believes it's found a solution and is alread...
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January
17,
2019
It began with one invitation from a school seeking to provide their students a medical perspective to the dangers of using E-cigarettes, or vaping. Now, Jennifer Kelsey, Pediatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with OSF Medical Group-Ottaw...
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January
11,
2019
The OSF HealthCare Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Mike and Amy Moeller to support construction of a new, free-standing state-of-the-art Cancer Center on the OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center campus in Alton, Illinois. Thank...
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January
04,
2019
Anyone who has undergone Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for a medical diagnosis has had to deal with the confined space of the machine. An MRI is a painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of your body’s...
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2018
December
27,
2018
Life didn't start with much promise for Ivy and two of her siblings. The three were found abandoned inside a dumpster several years back. The two month old Chihuahua pups were taken in by Noah's Ark, a Rockford animal rescue facility and word went ...
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December
21,
2018
For most people, a harmonica is simply a musical instrument – perhaps an accompaniment to a favorite song or a staple of the blues. However, to a group of COPD patients in Bloomington, the instrument sounds like a path to better breathing. People ...
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December
21,
2018
The color alone helped brighten the day for those inside the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. But aside from wearing pink, these ambassadors also definitely put patients' emotions in the pink. ...
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December
14,
2018
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is growing, with an estimated 5.5 million people age 65 and older suffering its effects. That doesn’t include those under age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's or those dealing with other types of d...
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December
14,
2018
The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis trace their roots to Germany where they cared for children in orphanages. Children continue to hold a special place in the Sisters’ hearts as part of their OSF HealthCare ministry. Almost Home Kids at ...
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December
14,
2018
It's a growing concern for the state of America's overall health. Nearly ten percent of Americans have diabetes and one-and-half million more of us are diagnosed with it every year.  Those statistics come from the American Diabetes Association, or...
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December
10,
2018
We are in the midst of the season of giving, and on Monday, the Livingston County Anglers brought that spirit to OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.  The Anglers brought in dozens of toys for kids at the hospit...
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December
07,
2018
Mark and Jeannette Kleine believe a life of good health begins in childhood and two years ago, the Galesburg, IL couple invested $1.5 million dollars into efforts to advance good health for kids in their community. OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical ...
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December
07,
2018
It’s something no parent or family wants to face – the sudden death of a child. While it is rare, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes, most often occurring during athletic training or competition. There ar...
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December
07,
2018
Part of the fun and elation of Christmas is finding a present under the tree. Now, thanks to the generosity of OSF HealthCare Mission Partners in the Rockford region nearly 300 foster children will be able to experience that. For more than 20 year...
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November
30,
2018
When Wayne Lenover dropped a pair of boots he was carrying, he didn’t think anything of it. He was also ready to look past a numbing sensation in his face and hand. But when he fell in front of his wife Kathy and brother Earl, they realized as they h...
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November
30,
2018
Paul Barbary, 68, an independent insurance agent in Alton says when he first learned he had something called squamous cell carcinoma, it was like he was listening to a story about someone else. Barbary received the diagnosis in the fall of 2017 an...
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November
21,
2018
When Linda Henderson of Toulon walked through the doors of OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee and tossed her unwanted Christmas lights in a recycling bin, she felt like a ton of weight was lifted from her. Her final toss was the end ...
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November
21,
2018
It was April 7th and a perfect early spring day to get work done on the farm. 20 year old Ryon Richardson, working a field in Amboy, Illinois, was applying anhydrous ammonia, a colorless gas used as an agricultural fertilizer with fumes that can suff...
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November
16,
2018
It's a celebration of life, but also death - with dignity. OSF Hospice - Escanaba was the first all-volunteer hospice in Michigan and one of the first overall in the United States.  For many of its years, Dr. Steve Dosh has been the medical dir...
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November
15,
2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the rate of opioid deaths is slowing for the first time since the epidemic began. Factors could include an emphasis on alternatives for managing pain such as physical therapy and exercise alon...
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November
08,
2018
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – a time designed to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million wh...
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November
08,
2018
More than $21 billion. That’s what the 2017-2018 flu season cost employers, according to an estimate from a Chicago-based executive coaching firm, with an estimated 25 million workers sickened nationwide. The total number is considered lost produc...
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November
08,
2018
Most meet-and-greets don't involve the sounds of a bone saw floating through the air. But then again, most meet-and-greets don't include a hands-on introduction to a cutting edge robot specializing in orthopedic surgery. On Wednesday, OSF HealthCa...
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November
02,
2018
The plan is cutting edge. Develop a road map for residents in rural communities to stay healthy while providing them the resources and services they'll need to find their way. So, it's only appropriate that the cutting of ribbon signified the opening...
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November
02,
2018
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the focus turns to crossing the finish line to survivorship. People are now living longer than ever after a cancer diagnosis, thanks to often aggressive treatments. But what happens when the treatment that eradi...
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