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Illinois Covid State Of Emergency Coming To An End?

February 1st, 2023
Illinois Covid State Of Emergency Coming To An End?

At long last, the state of emergency due to covid-19 is coming to an end in Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced in a statement Tuesday that the statewide public health emergency declaration will end on May 11, in line with Joe Biden’s announcement that the federal government state of emergency will end that same day. This isn’t to say that covid numbers have hit zero or that the virus is a thing of the past. Despite all its mitigations, Illinois remains a hotbed for covid spread in some spots, according to the National Academy for State Health Policy, which has been tracking each... Read More

Western Illinois University School of Nursing Receives Warmer Donation

February 1st, 2023
Western Illinois University School of Nursing Receives Warmer Donation

Western Illinois University’s School of Nursing has received a donation of a simulated infant warmer from Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL. A newborn radiant infant warmer, along with newborn nursing supplies, were donated to the WIU School of Nursing after the recent closure of the Carthage hospital’s obstetrics department. A simulated infant warmer typically costs about $5,000. WIU Nursing Resource Center Coordinator Danielle Knowles connected with the hospital upon hearing its obstetrical department was closing. Knowles reached out to Dina Schaller, a department head at the hospital,... Read More

Quad City Storm Host Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Ice Painting Today

January 30th, 2023
Quad City Storm Host Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Ice Painting Today

Today the Quad City Storm and UnityPoint Health Trinity host the 4th Annual Hockey Fights Cancer ice painting at Vibrant Arena. Quad Citizens are invited to come to the arena between 9AM and 7PM to paint the names of loved ones who have battled or are currently battling cancer on the ice. The names will remain on the ice for the Storm’s February 3rd and February 4th games.   Brushes, paint and all materials necessary for painting names will be provided and the event is free. Officials from the Quad City Storm and UnityPoint Health Trinity will be on location at Vibrant Arena Monday the 30th... Read More

Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge

January 21st, 2023
Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge

Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge! Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!  Read More

Tips To Survive The Illinois And Iowa Blizzard And Subzero Temperatures

December 24th, 2022
Tips To Survive The Illinois And Iowa Blizzard And Subzero Temperatures

Winter storms are here, and it’s the perfect time to review Winter Safety Tips. A winter storm can mean extended interruptions of power and heat in your home. Here are tips from Genesis emergency department physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay safe and comfortable in severe winter weather. Hypothermia Overexposure to cold temperatures or cold water can be deadly. Here are some tips for treating overexposure: Warning signs: Confusion or sleepiness; slowed, slurred speech, or shallow breathing; weak pulse or low blood pressure; a behavior change; severe shivering... Read More

Genesis Offers Tips On Surviving And Thriving During Winter Storms

December 22nd, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips On Surviving And Thriving During Winter Storms

The impending Winter Storm Warning for the Quad-Cities region is the perfect time to review Winter Safety Tips. A winter storm can mean extended interruptions of power and heat in your home. Here are tips from Genesis emergency department physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay safe and comfortable in severe winter weather. Hypothermia Overexposure to cold temperatures or cold water can be deadly. Here are some tips for treating overexposure: Warning signs: Confusion or sleepiness; slowed, slurred speech, or shallow breathing; weak pulse or low blood pressure; a behavior... Read More

Genesis First in the Region to Offer Minimally Invasive, Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsy for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

December 21st, 2022

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death, largely because it often goes undiagnosed until the disease has advanced and is more difficult to cure. Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, is the first in the Quad-Cities region to offer Ion by Intuitive, a robotic-assisted platform for minimally invasive lung biopsies that enables doctors to more easily obtain tissue samples for early detection and staging of lung cancer. Diagnosing lung cancer often requires a biopsy of lung nodules, most of which are located in the outer third of the lung. This area of the lung is full of tight spaces and... Read More

Covid Restrictions Hit Illinois College, Will We See More Illinois School Shutdowns?

December 17th, 2022
Covid Restrictions Hit Illinois College, Will We See More Illinois School Shutdowns?

With covid numbers spiking in Illinois, one state college has asked community members to make changes to help prevent the spread of the virus. As another semester comes to a close, Western Illinois University encourages all University community members to continue to follow CDC and campus guidance to assist in the mitigation of the COVID-19 virus. University Testing Clinics The University Testing Clinics, located in the basement of the University Union Student Organization Center (SOC) at the Macomb campus and the Riverfront Reception Desk on the Quad Cities campus, will continue to operate next... Read More

Genesis Remembrance Trees An Honored Family Tradition For A Good Cause

November 15th, 2022
Genesis Remembrance Trees An Honored Family Tradition For A Good Cause

Since 2004, Genesis Remembrance Trees have honored more than 7,000 individuals and raised more than $100,000 for hospice care services. For some, the tree-lighting has become a family tradition – a way to pause during the busy holiday season and gather and remember along with the support of others. The tree-lighting also has become a tradition for Genesis Hospice team members, who share pride in all the Remembrance Tree represents and plan the event to honor the hospice patients who have touched their own lives. “Genesis Hospice is ‘where every life is extraordinary and honored as sacred,’”... Read More

After Three Years, Covid Finally Caught Me. This Is What It’s Been Like.

November 4th, 2022
After Three Years, Covid Finally Caught Me. This Is What It's Been Like.

It finally caught up with me, the jerk. For the last three years, I’ve been dodging covid. I’ve written about it, I’ve known dozens of people who have gotten it, and spent an entire week at home around my son 24/7 while he had it, and throughout it all, I never caught it. Until this week. It hit pretty hard and fast, and unexpectedly. I’m double-vaxxed, although didn’t get boosters, and I’m in pretty good health overall. I don’t have any mitigating factors, no diabetes or anything like that. I also like long walks on the beach, sushi, and good conversations... Read More