Articles tagged with 'feature' | OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)

2021
September
16,
2021
| 15:26 PM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns in the U.S. and people all across the country stayed cooped up at home. According to a study by the American Psychology Association (APA), 61% of Americans experienced undesired weight changes during the pandemi...
Read more
Tags
September
02,
2021
| 15:19 PM America/Chicago
September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month. Cholesterol is not bad in and of itself, as our body needs it to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), cholesterol is a fat, or a...
Read more
Tags
August
17,
2021
| 17:11 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare marked a new era on August 17 with the official groundbreaking for the OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute, a 180,000-square-foot building on the campus of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.“For 144 years, it has been o...
Read more
July
08,
2021
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
Randy Thomas, a 67-year-old truck driver, was riding through life without worry when an Illinois Department of Transportation physical stopped him on a dime.“For the DOT physical to drive a semi they came up with this new policy, every two years you ...
Read more
Tags
July
01,
2021
| 13:08 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center is now part of the OSF HealthCare Ministry. The former Perry Memorial Hospital became the 15th hospital in the Peoria-based integrated health system on July 1.A 25-bed critical access facility, OSF Saint Clar...
Read more
Tags
June
11,
2021
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
Having a cup of coffee in the morning is a standard practice for 62% of Americans – and the average coffee drinker consumes more than two cups per day. Enjoying your daily cup of Joe or a diet soda here and there is not an issue in and of itself. How...
Read more
Tags
June
02,
2021
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that almost half of the adult population have experienced a headache at least once within the last year. These headaches can ran...
Read more
Tags
June
01,
2021
| 18:44 PM America/Chicago
People living in Urbana and its surrounding communities now have a new life saving resource at OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center.OSF HealthCare celebrated the completion of a new OSF Life Flight helipad on the campus of OSF Heart of Mary in...
Read more
Tags
May
21,
2021
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Spending time outdoors to get fresh air, sunshine, and a break from computer screens is a great way to reduce stress, soak in some vitamin D, and stay active. While Memorial Day typically marks the unofficial start of summer, the warm weather has alr...
Read more
Tags
May
20,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
For 10-year-old Brooklyn Johnson, her fourth grade school year is coming to an end. She is looking forward to a fun-filled active summer, alongside her parents and little brother Roman. Not that long ago, however, life looked a lot different.In early...
Read more
Tags
May
07,
2021
| 11:57 AM America/Chicago
People who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness often suffer in silence. Sometimes, even their closest friends and extended family don’t know what they’re going through.It can be even more challenging when the chronic disease has no outward sig...
Read more
May
07,
2021
| 10:33 AM America/Chicago
For Tom Saupe, retirement is filled with family, snowbird trips to Texas, and golf. Lots of golf. Because of his active schedule, the 81-year-old was shocked when a routine doctor’s appointment uncovered a heart murmur, which was later diagnosed as a...
Read more
Tags
May
06,
2021
| 13:22 PM America/Chicago
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitor restrictions and other limitations have been challenging for loved ones and those who have been hospitalized during this time. While necessary to limit any exposure to or potential spread of the COVID...
Read more
April
14,
2021
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
To look at him now, you would never guess 22-month-old Beau Kientzle was different than any other energetic and curious toddler. But flashback to June 1, 2019 – the day Beau was born – and it’s a different story.The first child of Trianna Stark and B...
Read more
April
09,
2021
| 17:09 PM America/Chicago
April is National Donate Life Month, and few people understand the value of that kind of gift more than April Post of Normal, Illinois. The busy single mom is living her best life because of someone else’s sacrifice.Post has been through it before. I...
Read more
Tags
April
02,
2021
| 11:08 AM America/Chicago
Before the COVID-19 pandemic even struck, food insecurity in the senior population was a real problem in America. The most recent report from Feeding America found that 7.3% of the senior population – or 5.3 million seniors – is food insecure.The pan...
Read more
Tags
March
15,
2021
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare is excited to announce a successful start to the heart transplant program at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.The first heart transplant in this reignited program occurred Saturday, February 27. The heart...
Read more
Tags
March
05,
2021
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
Eighty-two year old Larry Sams sits next to his wife Carol in a conference room where sun streams in at the OSF Moeller Cancer Center in Alton, Illinois and declares he feels special and lucky. Those are not exactly the adjectives you would expect to...
Read more
March
05,
2021
| 08:58 AM America/Chicago
Tanya Roberts collapsed while taking her dogs for a walk on Christmas Eve. The 65-year-old actress, best known for her roles in the James Bond film A View to a Kill and, most recently, That ‘70s Show, was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnose...
Read more
Tags
February
12,
2021
| 09:33 AM America/Chicago
It can be relaxing and peaceful to enjoy the snow if you are able to look at it from inside the warmth of your own home. But in most cases, we need to venture out at some point – and it has been especially frigid recently in the Midwest.Going out int...
Read more
Tags
February
11,
2021
| 14:32 PM America/Chicago
Over the last year, social media has proven to be an important tool for connecting with loved ones, keeping busy, and staying connected with the world – even more than ever before. Simultaneously, it is having a negative impact on the mental health o...
Read more
Tags
February
02,
2021
| 13:18 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare is pleased to be able to grow health care delivery options in communities where we have been called to serve. We are excited to announce the opening of six brand new OSF OnCall Urgent Care locations in the Metro Region. On February 1, ...
Read more
Tags
January
27,
2021
| 17:57 PM America/Chicago
Despite the cold, snow and ice, plenty of people are still choosing to exercise outdoors.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 spreads more easily indoors than outdoors, and studies show that people are more like...
Read more
Tags
January
21,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
The start of a new year is typically filled with setting health-driven goals and resolutions that include exercising more frequently, losing weight, eating healthier, and more. But for women, scheduling your annual mammogram should be included on tha...
Read more
Tags
January
07,
2021
| 14:12 PM America/Chicago
A recent report by AARP found that fewer than 1% of Americans live in long-term care facilities, but 40% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred there. The report details a multitude of reasons why this has happened, especially in the early days of the pand...
Read more
2020
December
15,
2020
| 07:55 AM America/Chicago
While there is a roughly 97% recovery rate among the 16 million Americans who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since March, that doesn’t mean all of them have returned to good health.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
Read more
Tags
December
02,
2020
| 15:39 PM America/Chicago
The holiday season is well underway and winter is practically here. This time of year typically consists of visits with grandma and grandpa and many family get-togethers filled with annual traditions. This winter, the best gift you can give to your e...
Read more
Tags
November
24,
2020
| 13:19 PM America/Chicago
It is estimated that more than 5.4 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. That according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) am...
Read more
Tags
November
19,
2020
| 09:17 AM America/Chicago
Facing a serious health issue, or coping with the news that you only have months to live, takes an emotional toll not only on the patient, but also on their family and other loved ones. That’s where the team of professionals who work in hospice and p...
Read more
Tags
November
18,
2020
| 16:57 PM America/Chicago
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as five million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014 and that number is projected to nearly triple ...
Read more
Tags