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Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

June 21st, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

Tuesday’s Quad-City weather forecast calls for temperatures to reach 99-degrees. Here are some tips on weathering the extreme heat which is blanketing the Midwest. Each year in the United States, more than 600 deaths are attributed to excessive natural heat. Unfortunately, many of the deaths are preventable. Genesis Medical Center emergency physician David Dierks, D.O., offers these tips to avoid being a victim of the heat: Stay out of the heat when possible. The young and old are particularly vulnerable. People with other chronic conditions, for example, heart disease, mental health conditions,... Read More

With Covid Returning, It Brings With It Lessons To Hold Onto

June 10th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

I thought we were going to make it through. As far as we knew, my son and I had not had covid. Early on in 2020, we were both incredibly sick with something that could’ve been covid, but we weren’t sure because, well, at that point, nobody was testing for covid, and it wasn’t until months later that the symptoms resonated with what was being reported. Both of us are vaccinated. Both of us were pretty darn careful. But as the months of this year started to unfold, and covid faded out of the headlines, we figured we were past it. Nope. About a month back, my son began a weekend... Read More

Genesis Health System, Silvis, hosts Grand Opening for the new Center for Breast Health

June 7th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

Genesis is hosting a Community Open House for the newly remodeled Genesis Center for Breast Health (CBH) location within the Genesis Medical Center, Silvis campus on Thursday, June 9. There will be tours available, and prospective patients can meet the providers from 4 to 6 p.m. The state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive breast care, including screening, diagnosis, biopsies, and surgery. It is also the first Genesis location in Illinois to offer Breast MRI. Genesis breast health centers provide the most advanced breast imaging tools available, including 3D mammography, breast ultrasound,... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Skyrocket 174 Percent, Masks Returning To Some Schools

May 19th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois is in the midst of a massive covid-19 resurgence, as cases are up 174 percent over the last month and the state is averaging more than 6,000 new probable and confirmed covid-19 cases per day, with hospitalizations also beginning to climb across the state. Illinois is averaging 6,065 new cases of COVID per day over the last week, marking the first time the state has eclipsed the 6,000-case barrier since Feb. 9, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the last seven days, the state’s daily average of new COVID cases has gone up by 17.7%,... Read More

Illinois’ Gilda’s Club Offering Palliative Care And Hospice Care Program

May 18th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

Join Kim Sikorski, RN and Courtney Berntsen of Genesis Health System for a discussion about the differences and similarities between palliative care and hospice care. They will discuss the details of what palliative and hospice care entails, what qualifies a patient for each type of care and when to transition from one to the other. This program is being offered both in-person and virtually through our digital platform, Zoom. Whichever format you prefer, RSVP is required.    Thursday May 19, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 PM UnityPoint Health – Trinity Gilda’s Club Quad Cities 600 John Deere Road,... Read More

BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

May 16th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 numbers are starting to spike again in Illinois, as this week, the state was seeing an average of 5,154 new cases per day over the last seven days, IDPH data revealed. That represents an increase of 41.6% in the last week, climbing from 3,639 cases per day as of last Monday. Over the last month, daily case rates in the state have increased by more than 180%, according to IDPH data. While hospitalizations had been flat going into the spring, they’ve leapt over the past couple of weeks. They jumped 21 percent last week. There are 777 hospitalized patients in the state that... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $3.9 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

May 16th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Biden Administration has awarded Rockford, Illinois, $3.9 million in grants to supplement the city’s Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. With these funds, the City of Rockford will expand loan and grant opportunities for property owners and communities to clean up contaminated sites. “Communities across Northwest and Central Illinois are burdened by abandoned commercial properties – many so polluted that property development isn’t possible,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.... Read More

Genesis dedicates 2022 as the Year of Healing

May 12th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

National Hospital Week, May 8-14, is a time to recognize the health systems and health care workers who care for and protect our communities To celebrate National Hospital Week, Genesis Health System dedicated 2022 as the Year of Healing by unveiling the Healing Wall in the lobby of the East Campus in Davenport during a press conference Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The wall is an interactive display on which anyone can post a healing message. In addition to the wall at East campus, Healing Walls will also be installed at the GMC-West Central Park, Silvis, DeWitt, and Aledo medical centers. Standing... Read More

Iowa’s NAMI Offers Journaling For Mental Wellness Program Thursday

May 10th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

The Davenport Public Library to host NAMI to present Journaling for Mental Wellness on May 12th |Fairmount |Virtual at 6:30pm. Did you know that writing benefits your mental health? Join us for this unique program about writing for your mental health. Counselor Christina Wassenhove will cover the mental health benefits of writing and why she highly recommends it to the individuals she works with. There’s plenty of scientific evidence that proves journaling reduces stress, improves memory, and helps you regulate emotions. Christina will show you grounding techniques used in journaling. Writer... Read More

It’s Back… Covid Levels Are Tearing Upwards Again

May 9th, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

Just when you thought it was on its way out, covid is back. Numbers are starting to spike again in Illinois, as this week, the state was seeing an average of 5,154 new cases per day over the last seven days, IDPH data revealed. That represents an increase of 41.6% in the last week, climbing from 3,639 cases per day as of last Monday. Over the last month, daily case rates in the state have increased by more than 180%, according to IDPH data. While hospitalizations had been flat going into the spring, they’ve leapt over the past couple of weeks. They jumped 21 percent last week. There are 777... Read More