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2022
May
20,
2022
| 08:49 AM America/Chicago
While TikTok videos have brought joy to so many during the pandemic, experts are warning that too much time spent on the app can become problematic - leading to “TikTok Brain."...
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May
19,
2022
| 10:38 AM America/Chicago
As the national baby formula shortage continues, an OSF HealthCare pediatrician gives advice on navigating the situation safely....
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May
19,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
The best way to reduce your risk of bladder cancer is to quit smoking. More than 90% of cases are related to smoking. May is National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. ...
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May
18,
2022
| 09:36 AM America/Chicago
Perinatal depression can affect women during pregnancy and after childbirth. One in seven women experience it during pregnancy or in the first year after delivery....
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May
17,
2022
| 13:48 PM America/Chicago
What started as a central Illinois initiative has turned into a national reach with ambulances donated from three states, thus far, playing a role in Ukraine's fight for freedom. ...
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May
16,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
The issue of pregnancy loss got mainstream attention in May of 2022, when pop star Britney Spears announced she lost her child early in her pregnancy....
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May
13,
2022
| 09:41 AM America/Chicago
Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide. Despite this, it is often undiagnosed or untreated - and many people suffer in silence....
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May
13,
2022
| 09:33 AM America/Chicago
When deciding whether to breastfeed or use formula, experts say you should consider information driven by data and science....
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May
13,
2022
| 08:24 AM America/Chicago
At some point in their life, many men will have to think about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate. Luckily, BPH is treatable....
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May
12,
2022
| 18:00 PM America/Chicago
Headaches are a real pain. Nearly 50% of the world suffers from some type of headache - from tension headaches to migraines. But there are plenty of options available to preventing headaches from keeping you down. ...
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May
06,
2022
| 10:48 AM America/Chicago
For decades, a daily regimen of low-dose, or baby aspirin was recommended for adults as a way to keep heart attacks and strokes at bay. Commonly recognized as a pain reliever, aspirin also contains anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a blood thi...
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May
06,
2022
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
Time restricted eating has grown in popularity, often touted as a way to lose weight and gain control of one’s diet. But is eating on the clock worth the time? One study says maybe not....
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May
06,
2022
| 09:04 AM America/Chicago
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than half of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Contrary to many who believe hypertension is an “old person disease...
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May
05,
2022
| 15:16 PM America/Chicago
Mick Mars, best known as the lead guitarist for the legendary rock band Mötley Crüe, has spent a lifetime thrilling fans with his aggressive style of play. But he’s also suffered for years with a disease called ankylosing spondylitis (AS) – a form of...
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May
02,
2022
| 08:14 AM America/Chicago
From chemotherapy to radiation therapy, cancer care is complex, and technology and science are constantly trying to keep up to make things easier for the patient.At the OSF Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Center in Danville, Illinois, top-of-the l...
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April
29,
2022
| 12:18 PM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare marked  the next phase of construction for the OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute on the campus of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois with the placement of the last steel beam on April 28....
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April
29,
2022
| 09:03 AM America/Chicago
Spring means baseball is gearing up, and kids and adults alike are dusting off their cleats. Baseball comes with plenty of opportunities for strains, sprains or worse, but there are ways to stay in the game all summer long....
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April
27,
2022
| 10:33 AM America/Chicago
Abraham Kocheril, MD, chuckles as he remembers how doctors, decades ago, used weights and pulleys to get pacemaker and defibrillator leads out of a patient’s body.Medicine has come a long way since then. Doctors now commonly use mechanical tools for ...
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April
22,
2022
| 08:43 AM America/Chicago
Saturday, April 30 marks the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 22nd annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Multiple locations throughout Illinois and Michigan will be participating in the event, ready to take unwanted, unused, an...
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April
15,
2022
| 09:15 AM America/Chicago
Some therapy patients are getting an out-of-this-world experience – under the watchful eyes of their therapists. New virtual reality (VR) technology called REAL VR is marrying high tech activities with traditional therapy needs.REAL VR provides VR th...
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April
14,
2022
| 14:25 PM America/Chicago
The saying goes, “in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” For that reason, April 16 - the day after the traditional Tax Day - is designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day set aside to encourage people to have discussio...
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April
08,
2022
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
On Thursday, April 7, OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois held a special blessing and dedication ceremony for its newly redesigned emergency department (ED).Previously 2,000 square feet with four patient rooms, the new and...
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April
07,
2022
| 13:16 PM America/Chicago
Chris Manson and his 7-year-old daughter were hanging out at home when images from the war in Ukraine came on the television. Before he could change the channel, Manson was facing tough questions, as he puts it, from a young girl who was trying to un...
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March
30,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
At 94 years old, every day counts for Jim Bier.The Champaign, Illinois, resident, U.S. Army veteran, and retired map-maker is able to manage things like visiting the store and strolling his backyard gardens – a space resembling the University of Illi...
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March
17,
2022
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), endometriosis is when the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus, causing bleeding,...
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March
11,
2022
| 11:00 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
09,
2022
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
Getting the proper amount of sleep each night is important. When healthcare providers look at an individual’s overall health, they typically ask about their eating habits and the amount of activity they get each week – but they also often ask what yo...
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February
24,
2022
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
While we near the end of February and begin wrapping up American Heart Month, you may be wondering what you could do in the weeks and months ahead to help you keep heart disease at bay in the long run. The first step is to begin practicing proper hea...
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February
10,
2022
| 16:08 PM America/Chicago
Pregnancy can be a magical experience for moms and dads-to-be. It can also be a scary time as you prepare to bring a new life into the world. Taking care of yourself during a pregnancy plays a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of your...
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January
27,
2022
| 19:26 PM America/Chicago
February is American Heart Month. For many years, it has been known that adults over the age of 65 are most at risk for heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, U.S. adults have hearts that perform...
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