Tag Archives: OSF OnCall

Prevent Urinary Tract Infections with Proper Precautions

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common diagnosis in women but can affect anyone at any age. These infections are caused by bacteria along the urinary tract, which is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra, which transports urine from the bladder out of the body. What causes a Urinary Tract Infection […]

Data-Driven Health Care, Coming to Your Smartphone

OSF OnCall, which offers 24/7 access to a doctor over a smartphone, computer or tablet, may seem like a novel service at this point in time. But as technology advances, we’ll be seeing more and more health care provided over personal devices. There are already apps available that allow patients to take blood-pressure readings and […]

Lingering Cold? Might Be a Sinus Infection…

If you’ve ever had sinusitis, then you’re no stranger to misery. Sinus infections, which often develop after a cold or an allergy flare-up, result from your sinuses (hollow spaces within the bones surrounding the nose) becoming inflamed. When sinuses are inflamed, they swell. This swelling blocks the drainage of mucus, causing symptoms such as: Runny […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Health

The holidays are often packed with family gatherings, gift exchanges, hearty meals and general merriment. But it’s no fun if you become ill. Fortunately, following a few tips can help you be at your healthiest as the festivities hit… Get some exercise. Cut down your own Christmas tree, walk the dog, choose the far-off parking […]