Author Archives: Ken Harris

Getting to Know Your Health Care: Advanced Practice Providers

At OSF HealthCare, we are transforming how we provide your health care so that more services are available to you when you need them. We’re striving to make waiting a thing of the past. We want you to have more time with your health care provider and more options for care, so when you need […]

Should you get the pneumonia vaccination?

Are you at risk for pneumonia? This deadly disease reaches its peak during the winter months, but it can be contracted any time of the year. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 900,000 Americans get pneumonia every year and 45,000 to 63,000 people die from pneumonia-related complications. While a flu […]

Bringing the best medical students to Peoria

The relationship between the Illinois Neurological Institute (INI), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) has always been a close one, with INI specialists practicing at OSF Saint Francis while serving as faculty and leadership for the campus’s neurology and neurosurgery departments. Now, the organizations are relying on […]

Busting Myths About the Flu

Don’t let bad information guide you into harm’s way this flu season. Know the difference between what is true about the influenza vaccine and what is false. Then go get vaccinated. Myth: The vaccine can give you the flu. Fact: OSF HealthCare offers vaccines that aren’t live and cannot infect you. Myth: You don’t need […]