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Babies and toddlers are often thought of as catching RSV, but the virus can also impact older adults.

Is It RSV? Protecting Your Baby During Cold & Flu Season

01.15.20

Runny nose, fever and a cough. For some it may be a sign of a nagging cold or maybe the flu. But it in fact those symptoms could stem from RSV, which can put young children and seniors especially at risk.

RSV, which stands for respiratory syncytial virus, is a viral illness that causes symptoms such as trouble breathing. It can cause inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchiolitis) and pneumonia in babies.

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How can dry needling help me?

Dry Needling: A New Medical Treatment for Rehabilitation Services

01.15.20

When you go to a physical therapist, you expect certain types of treatments – things like stretching, strength training, perhaps range of motion exercises. Patients, especially those with chronic joint or muscle pain, also might discover relief from a treatment called dry needling. Combined with other treatments, dry needling has shown to be very effective to remedy aches and pains.

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Man in bed feeling effects of the flu.

How To Get Through A Bad Flu Season

01.15.20

Every year, millions of people in the U.S. get the flu (short for influenza). Flu season – from October through spring- is not winding down yet, in fact there is still very high flu activity in the U.S. The CDC has reported widespread influenza activity in 46 states, meaning outbreaks in at least half of the regions of a state.

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There are three types of sleep apnea that cause breathing to temporarily stop and oxygen levels to drop.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms To Know (And Why It Matters)

01.13.20

You've tried going to sleep early so you can get plenty of rest – and still, you're tired the next day. If you feel permanently exhausted, you may have sleep apnea. This condition causes you to stop breathing from 10 seconds to over a minute several times during sleep.

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Amanda Drea, Daisy Award recipient

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Recognizes Tinley Park Nurse Amanda Drea As The Latest Daisy Award Recipient

01.13.20

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinios - Franciscan Health Olympia Fields is pleased to recognize registered nurse, Amanda Drea, as their latest Daisy Award recipient. Amanda, hired in 2012 as new graduate, was nominated by a former grateful patient.

Amanda, affectionately called "Mandy," of Tinley Park, IL, received a Daisy Award for her attentive behavior and patience shown toward an inpatient of the hospital.

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Do you know how the signs of a heart attack are different for men and women?

His & Her Heart Attacks: Do You Know The Signs?

01.13.20

Not all heart attacks occur with a sudden, crushing pain in the center of the chest. Heart attack symptoms can vary, and women are more likely to experience a heart attack with no chest pain at all.

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Amanda Drea, Daisy Award recipient
01.13.20

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Recognizes Tinley Park Nurse Amanda Drea As The Latest Daisy Award Recipient

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"Santa" Visits Franciscan Health Crown Point NICU On Christmas Eve
01.03.20

"Santa" Visits Franciscan Health Crown Point NICU On Christmas Eve

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Franciscan Health Hospitals In Northwest Indiana Implement Visitor Restrictions Due To Flu January 03, 2020
01.03.20

Franciscan Health Hospitals In Northwest Indiana Implement Visitor Restrictions Due To Flu

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Features
Santa Claus visits Franciscan Health Indianapolis
12.13.19

When Saint Nicholas Visited Franciscan Health Indianapolis

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9 Fabulous Fall Foods to Try
10.10.19

9 Fabulous Fall Foods To Try

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After feeling a pattern of tiredness for no reason, Debra went to the doctor. The diagnosis: atrial fibrillation, or afib, a condition where the heart beats too quickly and irregularly.
09.26.19

Advances In AFib Treatment Help Crawfordsville Nurse

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Blogs
Babies and toddlers are often thought of as catching RSV, but the virus can also impact older adults.
01.15.20

Is It RSV? Protecting Your Baby During Cold & Flu Season

Read More
How can dry needling help me?
01.15.20

Dry Needling: A New Medical Treatment for Rehabilitation Services

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Man in bed feeling effects of the flu.
01.15.20

How To Get Through A Bad Flu Season

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