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2021
November
17,
2021
| 16:06 PM America/Chicago
The holiday season is primarily a time of happiness and celebration. However, when families are mourning the death of a loved one, it can be a difficult time. Whether you lost a loved one or are helping a friend navigate the loss of someone, there is...
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November
11,
2021
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, when someone has type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin. On the other hand, type 2 diabetes – the most common form of diabetes— occurs when your body doe...
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November
04,
2021
| 15:25 PM America/Chicago
Pumpkins have been carved, apples have been picked, candy has been eaten, and the holiday season has officially commenced. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and all of the holidays that come around this time of year typicall...
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October
29,
2021
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
Not all superheroes wear capes. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, that phrase has been heavily used as a way to honor front line health care workers: doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff. One role that is often overlooked, but is a first...
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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
22,
2021
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with the ever changing health care environment has resulted in the development of new ways to reach people in communities served by OSF HealthCare across Illinois and the UP of Michigan.In the Peoria area,...
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October
15,
2021
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare is celebrating the completion of the new OSF Cancer Center on the OSF St. Joseph Medical Center campus.The OSF Cancer Center is located on the first floor of the OSF Center for Health at 210 St. Joseph Drive in Bloomington, Illinois. O...
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October
14,
2021
| 15:22 PM America/Chicago
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to studies, domestic abuse affects an estimated 10 million people every year in the U.S. and as many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men are victims of domestic violence. A recent report by The Netwo...
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September
30,
2021
| 16:44 PM America/Chicago
Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with health conditions that could have either been managed before worsening or prevented altogether. This is due in large part to the percentage of people who avoid going to the doctor until absolutely ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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