Author Archives: Katie Whitt

Katie Whitt is a Social Media Coordinator for OSF HealthCare, where she has worked since January 2016. Originally from Valparaiso, Indiana, she came to Peoria to earn her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Bradley University. Before joining OSF, she worked as a copy editor for both the Peoria Journal Star and The Bloomington Pantagraph.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys traveling with her husband, reading anything she can get her hands on and spending shameful amounts of time watching Netflix. She justifies her couch time with kickboxing and running.

Can you spot the home oxygen safety hazards?

Home oxygen therapy is extremely effective, but portable medical oxygen tanks and oxygen concentrators add an increased risk in the home, particularly for fire. That’s because fire needs oxygen to burn, and any material that catches fire will burn much more quickly due to the increased levels of pure oxygen. Patients who use home oxygen […]

Olympian puts baby’s hearing safety first

Like father, like son. #PhelpsFace — TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 9, 2016 Swimmer Michael Phelps may be the winningest Olympian of all time, but he and his fiancee also earned a gold medal in parenting at the 2016 Rio Olympics. You might look at pictures of 3-month-old Boomer Phelps sporting over-the-ear headphones while watching his […]