Category Archives: Neurosciences

Time is brain when it comes to stroke

It was an aneurysm in a coiled carotid left artery that brought Tim Dorr to OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. “I feel lucky – because the aneurysm was discovered by accident,” says Dorr. “It could have burst and I would have been a goner.” When experiencing symptoms before the aneurysm was discovered – headache […]



Coffee alone probably can’t save your brain

A quick internet search reveals a lot of articles and studies that contradict each other about the effects of coffee on memory and brain function. Some studies link coffee drinking with better memory and some say there’s no impact at all. While those studies are good for generating headlines that draw people’s attention, they don’t […]



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 […]