Category Archives: Brain & Spine

Young stroke survivor advocates for a stress-free life

It’s a known fact that stress isn’t a good thing. It can cause many side effects, like frequent headaches, trouble sleeping or changes in someone’s mood. But did you know it can cause more serious problems, too, like a stroke? Tiffany Hinthorne, of El Paso, Illinois, found that out the hard way when she started […]

Peoria family finds answers, comfort after teen’s Chiari one diagnosis

When her daughter was diagnosed with a Chiari one malformation, a potentially serious brain condition, Cassie Wilson and her family wanted to know everything they could about the topic. So, they looked it up online. The information they found helped explain a lot of the seemingly random and unrelated symptoms Cassie’s daughter, Cadance, had been […]

East Galesburg woman heals closer to home

In June, 62-year-old East Galesburg resident Mary Knox underwent spine surgery to repair damage caused by scoliosis. Her surgery was at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, with Daniel Fassett, MD, of OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute. “It included surgery on my whole spine,” she said. “The scoliosis had gotten pretty bad, and it had […]