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2021
September
21,
2021
| 16:37 PM America/Chicago
A drug typically used to treat and eliminate a variety of parasitic worms in horses and cows is making headlines across the country. A conspiracy theory that has been circulating in the U.S. has led people to believe that this drug, known as ivermect...
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September
17,
2021
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
A highly contagious virus that can seriously impact infants and the elderly has arrived earlier than usual. Respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, is hitting at the same time health leaders are worried about the flu and COVID-19.What’s ...
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September
17,
2021
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
Each year, an estimated 60,000 Americans get the devastating news that they have Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Symptoms usually develop slowly, and can include tremor, bradykinesia (slownes...
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September
16,
2021
| 14:16 PM America/Chicago
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is a tough disease to diagnose because the signs and symptoms aren’t always as obvious as some other types of cancer. For example, bloating and abdominal pain are symptoms of ovarian cancer,...
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September
10,
2021
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
As the pandemic wears on and employers attempt to forge ahead in this new environment, mental health concerns in the work force are becoming more commonplace. Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare is making sure employers are aware of a free, 24-7 su...
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September
08,
2021
| 16:35 PM America/Chicago
“Where were you?” A question that is asked all across America every year on September 11th. Chances are you remember.You probably remember not only where you were when you heard the news, but maybe even what you were wearing or who you were with. You...
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September
08,
2021
| 11:30 AM America/Chicago
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Once thought to be a disease that mostly impacted older men, the numbers tell a different story. All men are at risk for prostate cancer.According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the se...
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September
03,
2021
| 11:03 AM America/Chicago
As the delta variant becomes more common, now making up 99% of cases in the U.S., OSF HealthCare frontline doctors are seeing more and more cases of pregnant women admitted to the hospital because they’re infected with the virus. At some hospitals in...
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September
03,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Chicago
While the exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, influenza activity typically begins in October, lasts through May, and usually peaks between December and February. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu act...
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September
02,
2021
| 10:24 AM America/Chicago
The need for blood donation in this country is always great. According to the American Red Cross:Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day.Less than 38 percen...
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August
27,
2021
| 12:52 PM America/Chicago
The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor and White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci urges physicians to make more use of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 at a time when OSF HealthCare has been leading in their use.Mark Mee...
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August
26,
2021
| 18:55 PM America/Chicago
New cases of the coronavirus continue to surge across the U.S., spurred by the fast-spreading and extremely contagious Delta variant that now makes up the majority of COVID infections in the country.As the pandemic rages on, so does misinformation ab...
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August
26,
2021
| 13:38 PM America/Chicago
Hands-on education is one of the best ways for nursing students to learn their trade. Thanks to a new program at OSF HealthCare, nursing students are getting experience which will not only help them become highly qualified nurses but, hopefully, enco...
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August
20,
2021
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
New cases of the coronavirus continue to surge across the U.S., spurred by the fast-spreading and extremely contagious Delta variant that now makes up the majority of COVID infections in the country. Meanwhile, the push continues by health profession...
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August
20,
2021
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved allowing a third, supplemental dose of two COVID-19 vaccines for certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection. The supplemental vaccines are currently approved for Pfizer ...
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August
20,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
Breastfeeding can help get your baby off to a healthy start in the first year of life. But sometimes it doesn’t come easy – for mom or baby. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and recently Shawn Johnson East used this time to talk abou...
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August
19,
2021
| 15:50 PM America/Chicago
August means back to school time for families across the country. Students in grades K-12 are gathering school supplies and packing bags as they get ready to head back to the classroom.For many, the start of the 2021-2022 school year will be particul...
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August
13,
2021
| 12:56 PM America/Chicago
Older adults are more vulnerable to hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and those in long-term care settings were among the first groups to experience restrictions on face-to-face contact.So for a year-and-a-half, older individuals had the doubl...
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August
12,
2021
| 15:33 PM America/Chicago
More than a year and a half ago, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. According to a study done by the American Psychological Association (APA), since the start of the pandemic two in three Americans reported sleeping more or less than they wanted to, o...
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August
12,
2021
| 14:56 PM America/Chicago
Protective face masks have become part of our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s covering up at the grocery store or masking for a meeting at work, it’s an effective way to help slow or prevent the spread of COVID-19.Most masking mandates include childre...
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August
12,
2021
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
School is once again about to start for kids across the region, and one of the major back-to-school battles that plagues parents is the daily wake up call. Getting your kids out of bed early after a summer of sleeping in can be a tough task.Dr. Sarah...
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August
12,
2021
| 14:25 PM America/Chicago
There are headaches and then there are excruciating headaches caused by a brain aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening condition that can impact people at any age. If a brain aneurysm ruptures, it becomes an emergency situation that can lead to str...
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August
12,
2021
| 14:20 PM America/Chicago
When kids head back to school, it can often be a weight off the shoulders of parents and caregivers. For the students, however, the literal weight of textbooks, folders and supplies can do some serious damage.The risks of lugging around heavy backpac...
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August
06,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
The American Academy of Pediatricians says COVID-19 cases among children and teens jumped 84% in one week’s time with more than 72,000 kids acquiring the disease between July 22 and July 29. That’s alarming pediatricians and medical providers includi...
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August
04,
2021
| 16:09 PM America/Chicago
When three safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines became available in the United States (a Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 for people 12 years of age and older as well as Johnson & Johnson and Moderna for people age 18 and over), a decrease in cases...
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August
04,
2021
| 09:52 AM America/Chicago
Giving birth, while a joyous occasion, can also be painful for the mother-to-be. There is no one size fits all approach for the birthing journey, and pain management in particular is a very personal decision when it comes to labor. For some, a birth ...
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August
03,
2021
| 13:07 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported rare occurrences of mild heart inflammation it believes can be linked to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the CDC and heart care experts agree – the benefits of the COVID-19 vac...
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July
29,
2021
| 14:15 PM America/Chicago
In addition to sharing guidance for navigating the COVID-19 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been tracking a lot of data throughout the pandemic. One of the sad statistics: suicide attempts increased among adolescents a...
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July
29,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Chicago
We’ve all been there before. We don’t feel well or something doesn’t seem quite right so we visit our doctor. He or she may order some tests – perhaps lab work, which includes a sample of blood or urine used to help diagnose or detect a specific dise...
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July
28,
2021
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
Riding a bike is a great way to stay fit, strengthen your muscles and bones, prevent and manage disease, support mental health, and decrease stress levels. Like all physical activity, it is important to ensure you are being safe when riding.According...
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