Author Archives: Jamie Peel

Working as a Marketing Specialist at OSF St. Joseph, two days are never the same for Jamie Peel. However, one constant in Jamie's position is writing. She acts as the hospital's writer, working closely with clinical and non-clinical staff to offer up-to-date and reliable information regarding health trends, hospital updates, and more.

Jamie received her BS in Mass Media from Illinois State University and has a background in broadcast journalism which helps her tell stories for OSF St. Joseph every day.

This author is no longer writing for this blog.

Life Without Allergies – Is It Possible?

With spring upon us, seasonal allergies are most likely right around the corner. Most allergy sufferers are probably preparing for watery eyes and an itchy nose. However, contrary to popular belief, people who suffer from allergies do not have to live with them. Allergic reactions occur when your immune system experiences an abnormal reaction with […]



5 Things to Know about Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease in women is preventable, and the main step to prevention is simple: education. As you will read below, heart disease has become the number one killer of women. Make it your mission to not only prevent heart disease but to also spread the word to other women. What is heart disease? Heart disease […]



Cancer Rehabilitation: Enhancing Quality of Life

In recent years, there has been much talk about creating survivorship as a distinct phase of cancer care and providing each patient with a survivorship care plan. At OSF Rehabilitation Services, we are committed to offering the best available survivorship services. “We found compelling evidence that we needed to pursue certification in cancer rehabilitation due […]



Seconds Count with Heart Attacks & Strokes

Calling 9-1-1 instead of driving yourself, or a loved one, to a nearby emergency department can be the difference between life and death when it comes to heart attacks and strokes. Quick treatment can help limit damage to the heart and brain and increase the chance of a full recovery. “It is imperative to call […]