Health in Peoria, IL

20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. If you have 20/100 vision, it means that you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet
Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect…

Most adults, children, and infants can wear glasses
Glasses provide accurate and predictable vision correction. Eyeglasses reliably correct your vision to within 0.50 dioptre of the desired correction
Glasses are less expensive than contact lenses or surgery. They are easier to take care of than contact lenses.
Glasses are unlikely to cause side effects, because they never touch the eyeball itself.
Glasses are available everywhere and…

Have you ever wondered about the primary technology behind spectacles? Take a look at the history that now allows millions of people to see.

A fitness specialist explains the dos and don'ts of a successful exercise plan.

Say thank you to your caregiver – tell them how they made a difference. You can share your story or make a gift in their honor.

Since 2012, the Morton Potters Basketball team has hosted the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Gameball Run. The entire Morton Unit 709 School District and Bethel Lutheran School have been involved in fundraising over the years for this special event. All funds raised go directly to support the kids at OSF Children’s Hospital
Each school within the Morton School District conducts and participates in their…

CWTC is proud to present our “Inspiring Abilities Art Show,” Wednesday, May 8 th , from 5:30 to 8:30PM. This year's event moves to the Peoria Art Guild, located at 203 Harrison Street in Peoria
The evening showcases the many talents of our CWTC consumers through their paintings and pottery. Pieces will be on display and for sale during our silent auction with proceeds benefiting the artist and the Inspiring Art Abilities Program.
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Another Kewanee institution hit the 100 year mark this week. On Wednesday OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center celebrated the 100-year anniversary of

There will always be more excuses for not getting exercise in, but what if it was easier to fit it into your schedule? osfhealthcare.org/heart

Hospice is about cherishing the gift of life and supporting individuals so they can make the journey to eternal life with their family.

Most of us share a common color vision sensory experience. Some people, however, have a color vision deficiency, which means their perception of colors is different from what most of us see. The most severe forms of these deficiencies are referred to as color blindness. People with color blindness aren’t aware of differences among colors that are obvious to the rest of us. People who don’t have the more severe types of color blindness may not even be aware of their condition unless…

It seems like everyone has a drink now and then. But how much alcohol is too much? And, when should we question our drinking habits?

Following spinal surgery, Gerry Gwaltney faced a difficult rehab journey. With access to care he needed nearby, he embraced the challenge.

As the first heart transplant patient at OSF Saint Francis, Doris Thomas recognizes the importance of re-establishing the transplant program.

When Jessy Nelson noticed his grandfather was suffering a stroke, his quick response paved the way for treatment and a remarkable recovery.