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2018
April
16,
2018
Former First Lady Barbara Bush died April 17 at the age of 92. In a statement just a day before her death, Mrs. Bush's office said that after a "recent series of hospitalizations," she had decided against seeking additional medical help and would ins...
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April
06,
2018
When Rob Buck had to have surgery on his colon in October of 2017, he also agreed to be part of a study to look at whether non-narcotic pain medication could help him manage any discomfort afterwards. The pain was to be expected with a procedure that...
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April
05,
2018
As spring cleaning season rounds the corner, everyone is looking to clear clutter from their lives and get a fresh start. One aspect of life people may not consider cleaning: their diets. With New Year’s resolutions seemingly a distant memory, spring...
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February
26,
2018
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 is observed Monday February 26 through Sunday March 4, with a goal of educating and helping those living with an eating disorder, as well as friends and family members who want to help. “There is a lot...
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February
21,
2018
On television shows or in movies, heart attacks are often portrayed as painful, chest-clutching events. While this is sometimes the case, there are often less dramatic and lesser known symptoms that signal a major heart event is occurring. Now, a ...
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February
16,
2018
While this year’s flu season is bad, it’s not the worst. According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza kills upwards of 56,000 people each year, especially in really bad years like this one, and can send more than 700,000 people to the hosp...
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February
16,
2018
Plenty of revelers rang in the New Year with wellness resolutions – vowing to lose weight, move more, or just eat healthier. But in the gloom of a frozen February, sometimes those resolutions are left in the rearview mirror. According to Maggie St...
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February
08,
2018
When you tune in to watch snowboarder Shaun White compete in the Olympics, you will see one of the most accomplished athletes in his sport going for his third gold-medal with his usual display of tricks and speed. What you won’t see is the congeni...
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January
25,
2018
More stroke patients could be eligible for treatment proven to reduce disability, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The research was presented at the International Stroke Conference taking pl...
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January
19,
2018
OSF HealthCare and the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care (HOIHCOC) are collaborating with United Way partner agencies to provide interim shelter services for the homeless in central Illinois. Since 2016, the Heart of Illinois United Way...
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January
18,
2018
For people living with diabetes, foot care is paramount. Minor issues can turn into serious infections and lead to major complications or even amputation. Diligent foot care is even more important in the winter months, when cold temperatures and s...
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January
11,
2018
In a move that is hoped will rehabilitate a century-old, iconic Peoria building and help reinvigorate downtown development, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and OSF HealthCare are partnering to develop the property at 124 SW Adams Street (commonly known ...
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January
03,
2018
You might be part of the more than 40% of Americans who have made a New Year’s resolution for 2018. One of the most popular resolutions each year is to lose weight or eat healthier. However, for most resolution revelers, the determination to succe...
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2017
December
26,
2017
Staying healthy in the New Year is an important resolution, but many adults tend to bypass preventive exams and screenings that would keep them stronger longer. Just as infants and children need to follow an immunization timetable, adults should also...
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December
21,
2017
The holiday season is speeding by, but there are still plenty of chances to do some major damage to your diet in the final stretch. For many, the holidays are a special time of year to celebrate with family and friends. That special time can come ...
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December
20,
2017
You may go over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house with your young children during the holidays, but have you checked to make sure her house is properly childproofed when you get there? Every year there are tragic stories of ch...
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December
14,
2017
Seven years ago, Beth Smith’s life came to a screeching halt when her husband, Scott, committed suicide. Scott had been suffering with depression, but his death was unexpected and devastating for Smith and their four children. “My journey with ...
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December
12,
2017
Signs are pointing to a tough flu season for the U.S. this year. While influenza has not quite reached epidemic levels yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it’s spreading faster than it did at the same time last y...
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December
07,
2017
Researchers in the UK say they have found a link between a woman sleeping on her back during late pregnancy and an increased risk of her suffering a stillbirth.A team of researchers at Tommy's Stillbirth Research Centre at the University of Mancheste...
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December
06,
2017
‘Tis the season for final exams and end-of-semester tests and projects before the holiday break. For some students that means extra study time trying to catch up on classwork or cramming for a final. That might include pulling an all-nighter – but is...
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November
30,
2017
They are the stories that tear at any parent’s heart – especially if their child plays sports. A young, presumably healthy young person collapses while practicing or playing a game from sudden cardiac arrest. If not treated immediately, they can die....
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November
30,
2017
Busy schedules and eating to beat the clock might have a major impact on your weight loss goals. New research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions links faster eating speed with more weight gain, higher blood glucose and ...
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November
22,
2017
It is estimated that more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. For every three children diagnosed there are two who aren’t. Couple that with the number of adults who...
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November
22,
2017
The holidays are here, and they often come with a major schedule switch for most kids. No school can mean later nights, and lack of sleep can become a big issue. Dr. Kaninika Verma, Director of Sleep Medicine for OSF HealthCare says parents should be...
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November
13,
2017
High blood pressure has been redefined. New hypertension guidelines have been released by the American Heart Association (AHA), marking the first change in blood pressure standards in 14 years. The revised guidelines define high blood pressure, or...
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November
09,
2017
When most people think of breast cancer, they generally think of women. However, Doctor Jessica Guingrich, a medical radiologist for OSF HealthCare and the Susan G. Komen Breast Center, says the disease doesn’t discriminate against men. “Men and w...
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November
09,
2017
The devastation caused by hurricane Maria is still being felt across Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean and will be for years. About 60% of the U-S territory is still without electricity with thousands of people living in shelters. Nearl...
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November
02,
2017
The statistics are sobering: 91 people a day die from opioid overdoses In 2016, there were 64,000 overdose deaths nationwide (up 11,000 from the year before) - 13,200 were due to heroin use. That’s more deaths than those caused by motor vehicle...
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November
01,
2017
In Washington DC this week, leading obesity experts and researchers from around the world have gathered to share innovation and breakthroughs in the science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. The Obesity Society (...
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October
26,
2017
Costumed kids will soon be scurrying from door-to-door and yelling "trick-or-treat" with wide-eyed anticipation of running off with something good to eat.  It's an innocent night filled with innocent fun, but should come with a healthy dose of pre...
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