Category Archives: General

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 […]



New Emergency Center Saves Streator Native’s Life

In August 2016, Carol Biroschik woke up one morning with pain in her neck, jaw and down both of her sides. “I had worked outside in my flower bed the day prior, so I thought it might have been aches and pains from doing that,” Carol, a Streator native, said. But when Carol’s pain persisted […]



92-Year-Old Cubs Fan Celebrates with All Her Heart

Jeanette Leach, 92, spent Friday afternoon taking in the sights of Chicago from her living room at the Brandon Wood Retirement Center in Morton, Illinois. On her TV, the Chicago Cubs were making their way through the Windy City for their World Series parade and rally. “Anthony Rizzo. He’s my favorite. I’ve always said if […]



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 […]