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2021
December
03,
2021
| 11:55 AM America/Chicago
Due to the ongoing pandemic, holiday family gatherings may still look a bit different this year. For many families the glow of a Zoom call could replace the glow of a fire-lit family room. However, no matter how we connect with family this holiday se...
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December
02,
2021
| 09:34 AM America/Chicago
On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new COVID-19 variant called omicron as a variant of concern. On December 1, 2021, the first case of the new variant in the United States was detected in California. According to t...
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December
01,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
The fashion industry was rocked November 28 by the news that designer Virgil Abloh died at age 41 following a two-year battle with an uncommon cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma.Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Abloh was a bigfoot in the fashio...
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November
23,
2021
| 12:04 PM America/Chicago
Working in healthcare was no easy undertaking in 2020. But in the heart of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a silver lining for seven Mission Partners (employees) who work in the Family Birthing Center of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medic...
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November
23,
2021
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
A large part of holiday celebrations consists of time spent in the kitchen, which can come with dangers of its own. Whether you are planning to host a small, intimate gathering or you are spending your holidays with friends and family, the best way t...
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November
23,
2021
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Although there has recently been some buzz surrounding a potential turkey shortage this season, early surveys suggest that nearly 50 million turkeys will still be prepared across the country this Thanksgiving.Since the development of three safe and e...
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November
23,
2021
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
The holidays are here, and they often come with a major schedule switch for kids. Thanksgiving and Christmas come with an extended break from schoolwork and classroom schedules, which can translate to later nights.Diminished sleep can become a big is...
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November
23,
2021
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
Many bountiful Thanksgiving feasts will include the traditional pumpkin pie and it seems with each passing Fall, pumpkin spice becomes even more popular.This year, the list has grown to include pumpkin-spiced hummus, Pringles, and Twinkies; even inst...
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November
19,
2021
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
When COVID-19 first began its spread around the globe, it was mainly viewed as a devastating respiratory disease. Ventilator shortages made headlines. Patients described symptoms like difficulty breathing, or feeling like they were choking.As we cont...
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November
19,
2021
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
This year, hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 increased tremendously among children and adolescents. After much research and ensuring both the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) re...
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November
18,
2021
| 13:09 PM America/Chicago
Most counties in Illinois are considered as having a high COVID-19 transmission rate and Michigan recently reported its highest single-day positivity rate since the start of the pandemic. That’s a recipe for concern among health leaders as the holida...
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November
18,
2021
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
The holidays are typically a time for joy and celebration with loved ones. But for some survivors of violent crime, the holidays can also be filled with stress, anxiety and memories of not-so happy times.“For other folks it can be the holidays that t...
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November
17,
2021
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
The need for blood donation in this country is always great. According to ImpactLife: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 percent of the pop...
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November
11,
2021
| 09:14 AM America/Chicago
While breast, colon and prostate cancers tend to get more media attention, stomach cancer is nothing to sleep on, either. November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is the growth of cancer cells in the li...
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November
10,
2021
| 10:22 AM America/Chicago
Across the country the COVID-19 infection rate continues its up-and-down track. Currently, Illinois is experiencing an uptick in new cases, after several weeks of seeing a decrease. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the seven-d...
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November
05,
2021
| 10:35 AM America/Chicago
We had the first frost this week, but that has nothing to do with why some people are showing up to their doctor, complaining their shoulder seems frozen – as in, they can’t move it.Robert Leb, MD, an orthopedic specialist who sees patients at OSF He...
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November
04,
2021
| 16:38 PM America/Chicago
There were several inventions in the 20th century that made a significant impact on how we live – wireless technology, personal computers, radio and television among them. There was no shortage of breakthroughs in medicine either. There’s the artific...
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October
28,
2021
| 17:27 PM America/Chicago
Halloween is here. This year, many Americans are especially looking forward to venturing out for Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating with kids, especially since the traditional holiday celebrations were discouraged in 2020 due to the COVID-19...
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October
28,
2021
| 16:45 PM America/Chicago
Former President Bill Clinton was in the news recently when it was revealed that he had experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) that eventually spread to his bloodstream.According to the Urology Care Foundation, UTIs are quite common. They result...
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October
28,
2021
| 11:13 AM America/Chicago
Halloween isn’t always a treat for the millions of kids across the country who have food allergies.According to the organization Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), in the U.S., one in 13 children has a food allergy – that’s roughly two in ev...
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October
27,
2021
| 09:35 AM America/Chicago
Halloween won’t be as scary this year compared to last year for one big reason: COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are 12 and older. Federal officials who discouraged trick-or-treating a year ago now say it’s OK as long as you take COVID-19 safety p...
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October
22,
2021
| 09:42 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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October
21,
2021
| 15:22 PM America/Chicago
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized booster shots of both Johnson & Johnson’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, which means that all three FDA-approved vaccines, including Pfizer, are now approved for single booster doses...
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October
21,
2021
| 14:06 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a public safety alert, as a dangerous flood of counterfeit prescription pills is proving deadly. This is the first DEA alert of its kind in six years, highlighting the seriousness of the situa...
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October
21,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
It’s not uncommon for someone to occasionally lose their balance or feel dizzy after moving too quickly. But when it becomes an ongoing issue, the problem could be related to the vestibular system.“The vestibular system is part of your inner ear and ...
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October
14,
2021
| 18:34 PM America/Chicago
If you’ve watched an NFL game this season, chances are you’ve seen messages aimed at getting people to resume cancer screenings that, in some cases, dropped by as much as 90% during the COVID-19 pandemic.The American Cancer Society teamed up with the...
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October
14,
2021
| 17:18 PM America/Chicago
Receiving news of a cancer diagnosis is a devastating reality for many people every day. There’s not only worry about the future, and the impact your diagnosis may have on loved ones, but also the concern about treatments, side effects and a host of ...
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October
08,
2021
| 13:54 PM America/Chicago
As more states legalize marijuana, recreational use has gone up significantly, and with it concern for the heart health of habitual users. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the chemicals in cannabis have been linked to an increased r...
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October
08,
2021
| 09:08 AM America/Chicago
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This time of year is typically flooded with shades of pink as people come together to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Despite the awareness campaign, however, there is information surroundi...
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October
01,
2021
| 13:45 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the pandemic, people have jokingly said they gained the “COVID 19” when talking about weight gain over the last year and a half. In fact, the American Psychology Association (APA) found 61% of American adults experienced undesired weight c...
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