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Hearing loss becoming a silent epedimic

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Healthcare Resources for your Family MARSEILLES

Marseilles Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital 580 Sycamore St., Marseilles 815-795-2122

• Dr. Darakhshan Anjum,

Pediatrics • Dr. Ian Best, Pediatrics • Dr. Erik Muraskas, Obstetrics & Gynecology

NEWARK

Newark Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital 5 N. Johnson, Newark 815-695-5042

• Jennifer Frye,

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Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists 1300 Starfire Dr., Ottawa 815-705-1000

• Dr. Syed Ahmed,

Interventional Cardiology • Dr. Mary Gordon, General Cardiology • Dr. Muhammad Marwali, Cardiology, Electrophysiology • Dr. Athar Saeed, Interventional Cardiology

Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists 1300 Starfire Dr., Ottawa 815-324-9700

• Dr. Victoria Ochoa,

Obstetrics & Gynecology • Dr. Douglas Toussaint, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus 1306 Gemini Circle, Ottawa 815-433-9200

• Dr. Paulo Aranas, Family Medicine

• Dr. Melissa Hill Pediatrics

• Dr. Hassnain Syed,

Family Medicine • Angela Todd, N.P., Family Nurse Practitioner

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AUDIOLOGISTS Audittori Associates North Ottawa Plaza 2741 N. Columbus St. Ottawa, IL 61350 815-434-4748 With Eye Care Professionals 1921 4th St. Peru, IL 61354

CANCER CARE OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center – Radiation Oncology 1200 Starfire Drive Ottawa, Illinois 61350 (815) 434-9999 Anthony Zalduendo, MD Megan Oppliger, RN

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center – Hematology/Oncology 1401 E. 12th Street, Comm. Health Svcs. Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 539-1422 Shylendra Sreenivasappa, MD

CARDIOLOGY/ CARDIOLOGISTS OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute – Mendota 1401 E. 12th Street, Comm. Health Svcs. Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 873-6263 osfhealthcare.org/heart

            

OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute – Ottawa 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 1B Ottawa, IL 61350 (309) 589-2255 osfhealthcare.org/heart OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute – Streator 111 Spring Street, Third Floor Streator, IL 61364 (815) 672-8741 osfhealthcare.org/heart Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists 1300 Starfire Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 815-705-1000 morrishospital.org/cvspecialists Syed Ahmed, M.D. Mary Gordon, D.O. Muhammad Marwali, M.D. Athar Saeed, M.D.

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EAR, NOSE & THROAT IVCH ENT and Allergy Center Jennifer Sangston, AuD Angela Vezzetti, PA-C Maher Younes, MD 920 West St., Bldg. B, Lower Level Peru, IL 61354 815-223-4400 OSF Medical Group – Ear, Nose & Throat and Audiology 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 3C Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 434-7473 Tracey Childers, DO Anna Taravella, CCC-A

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EAR, NOSE & THROAT Continued

OSF Medical Group – Ear, Nose & Throat 1401 E. 12th Street, Comm. Health Svcs. Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 398-3277 Terrence Loughlin, MD

FAMILY MEDICINE OSF Medical Group – Center for Health – Streator 111 Spring Street Streator, IL 61364 (815) 672-4587 Patricia Hess, APRN Tariq Khan, MD Joan Luckey, APRN Arika Safranski, APRN Mark Wargo, MD OSF Medical Group – Marseilles 102 Eleventh Street Marseilles, IL 61341 (815) 795-5400 Gueorgui Gueorguiev, MD Justine Mucci, APRN

OSF Medical Group – Mendota 1405 E. 12th Street, Suite 600 Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 538-7200 Caitlin Engels-Arteaga, PA Zachary Fulton, MD Kristi Gonzales, PA Leonardo Lopez, MD Amy Matheis-Soliman, DO Diana Olsen, APRN Stacy Piller, APRN Joy Preciado, APRN David Scholl, MD OSF Medical Group – Ottawa 1614 E. Norris Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-1010 J. Naila Bhurgri, MD Ami Dose, APRN Adriana Dumitrescu, MD Alisha Jackson, APRN Austin Martin, MD Ryan Tremb, DO OSF Medical Group – Ottawa South 1640 1st Ave. (Route 23) Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-9208 Jessica Hartman, APRN Sushmita Prathipati, MD Brian Rosborough, MD

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OSF Medical Group – Washington Street 1404 Washington Street Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 538-1825 Jane Battles, APRN Mary Chinn, MD OSF Medical Group – Wenona 516 S. Chestnut Street Wenona, IL 61377 (815) 853-4402 Susan Pavlick, APRN Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus 1306 Gemini Circle, Suite 1 Ottawa, IL 61350 815-433-9200 morrishospital.org/ottawa Paulo Aranas, M.D. Hassnain Syed, M.D. Angela Todd, N.P.

HEARING AIDS Audittori Associates North Ottawa Plaza 2741 N. Columbus St. Ottawa, IL 61350 815-434-4748 With Eye Care Professionals 1921 4th St. Peru, IL 61354

HOME CARE OSF Home Care Services 1410 Aquarius Circle, Ste. 3 Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-6090 www.osfhomecare.org

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HOSPITALS

NEUROLOGY

OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center 1100 E. Norris Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-3100 www.osfsaintelizabeth.org

OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute – Mendota 1405 E. 12th Street, Suite 200 Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 387-1717 osfhealthcare.org/neuro

OSF HealthCare Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center 2500 W. Reynolds Street Pontiac, IL 61764 (815) 842-2828 www.osfsaintjames.org

OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute – Ottawa 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 2A Ottawa, IL 61350 (877) 464-6670 osfhealthcare.org/neuro

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center 1401 E. 12th Street Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 539-7461 www.osfsaintpaul.org

INTERNAL MEDICINE OSF Medical Group – Ottawa 1614 E. Norris Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-1010 Cynthia Cabalfin, MD Raul Guerrero, MD Robert Maguire, MD David Manigold, MD Danielle Pagano, APRN OSF Medical Group – Streator 2377 N. Bloomington St., Suite B Streator, IL 61364 (815) 673-2441 Cynthia Cabalfin, MD

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES North Central Behavioral Health Systems 2960 Chartres Street LaSalle, IL 61301 815-224-1610 www.ncbbs.org

OB/GYN Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists Victoria Ochoa, O.D. Douglas Toussaint, D.O. 1300 Starfire Dr. Ottawa, IL 61350 815-324-9700 morrishospital.org/obgyn OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 1A Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-0435 Joshua Croland, MD Steven Daube, DO Heather Miller, APRN, CNM John Mueller, MD Kayla Simons, APRN Lori Teverbaugh, MD OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology 111 Spring Street, Second Floor Streator, IL 61364 (815) 431-0435 Steven Daube, DO Heather Miller, APRN, CNM Kayla Simons, APRN

Women’s HealthCare Center 920 West St., Bldg. B Peru, IL 61354 815-223-2944 OB/GYN Physicians: Ilan Bornstein, MD Anna Bida-Dudun, MD Certified Nurse Midwives: Dana Hoffman, CNM Barbara Tieman, CNM Brittany Lange, CNM Jacueline Ma, DNP, CNM

ORTHOPEDICS / ORTHOPEDICS SURGERY Illinois Valley Orthopedics 920 West St., Suite 211 Peru, IL 61354 815-223-2143 Peter Meier, MD Robert Mitchell, DO Debra Pyszka, PA-C Catherine Renk, PA-C Connor Kasik, MD OSF Medical Group – Mendota Orthopedics 1405 E. 12th Street, Suite 700 Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 539-2663 Emmy Ho, MD OSF Medical Group – Ottawa Orthopedics 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 3 Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-5746 Mohammad Awad, DO Megan Brandt, APRN Holly Brockman, MD Emmy Ho, MD Kate Jaegle, APRN OSF Medical Group – Streator Orthopedics 111 Spring Street, Second Floor Streator, IL 61364 (815) 673-4696 Mohammad Awad, DO Holly Brockman, MD Kate Jaegle, APRN

PHARMACY Schotts Pharmacy 800 W. Bluff St. Marseilles, IL 61341 815-795-2700 www.schottspharmacy.com

PEDIATRICS Marseilles Healthcare Center 580 Sycamore St. Marseilles, IL 61341 815-795-2122 Darakhshan Anjum, M.D. Ian Best, M.D. Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus 1306 Gemini Circle, Suite 1 Ottawa, IL 61350 815-433-9200 morrishospital.org/ottawa Melissa Hill, M.D. OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois – Ottawa Clinic 1209 Starfire Drive, Ste. 2 Ottawa, IL 61350 (309) 655-3800 osfhealthcare.org/childrens OSF Medical Group – Ottawa 1614 E. Norris Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-1010 Jennifer Kelsey, ARPN Alex Marchini, MD OSF Medical Group – Streator 2377 N. Bloomington St., Suite B Streator, IL 61364 (815) 673-2441 Alex Marchini, MD

PSYCHIATRY OSF Behavioral Health 1207 Starfire Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 434-4382

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PSYCHIATRY Continued OSF Behavioral Health 111 Spring Street Streator, IL 61364 (815) 434-4382

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OSF Medical Group – Streator General Surgery 111 Spring Street, Second Floor Streator, IL 61364 (815) 673-5533 Caner Celeboglu, MD Osman Mahdi Babikir, MD

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IVCH Sleep Medicine Clinic Ioannis Karkatzounis, MD 925 West St., (Inside IVCH) Lower Level Peru, IL 61354 815-223-4400

Morris Hospital Immediate Care 100 W. Gore Road Morris, IL 60450 815-364-8919

SOCIAL & HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

OSF PromptCare 1614 E. Norris Drive Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 434-2273

Illinois Valley Center For Independent Living 18 Gunia Drive, Suite 1 LaSalle, IL 61301 815-224-3126 www.ivcil.com

OSF PromptCare 1640 1st Avenue (Route 23) Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-9208

SUBSTANCE ABUSE North Central Behavioral Health Systems 2960 Chartres Street LaSalle, IL 61301 815-224-1610 www.ncbbs.org

SURGERY OSF Medical Group – Mendota General Surgery 1405 E. 12th Street, Suite 500 Mendota, IL 61342 (815) 539-1789 Eric Kivisto, DO OSF Medical Group – Ottawa General Surgery 1050 E. Norris Drive, Suite 3 Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-5757 Chenglu Liu, MD

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Neurologist says don’t wait to get treatment for migraines

The pain of a migraine headache can be distressing at best and excruciating at its worst. Each episode can last a few hours or five days and can pop up now and then, monthly or even every day. Board-Certified Neurologist Dr. Isaac Mezo with Morris Hospital Neurology Specialists says half of his practice involves treating headaches, and migraines are some of the worst.

“People lose their jobs over migraines,” Dr. Mezo says. “They can be so frequent and so severe that they just can’t function. Some people can’t even see when they’re having an episode because of the visual auras they have, so they can’t drive.” It’s not uncommon for children to have migraines, either, many due to not getting enough sleep. Dr. Mezo sees them all the time. They end up missing a lot of school, he says, until they are diagnosed and treated. There are ways to relieve the pain of migraines, however, and to reduce their frequency. Dr. Mezo says those having severe or frequent headaches should see a neurologist. The first thing a specialist will do is rule out other types of headaches. Tension headaches, for example, tend to occur on both sides of the head at the same time and are more of a dull, aching feeling. Those who have migraine headaches typically feel a sharp, throbbing pain in one side of the head. “Auras” of flashing lights, See MIGRAINES continued on page 11

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Know the latest blood pressure guidelines If you thought your blood pressure was in the acceptable range, make sure you are using the latest standards as your guide. Not long ago, the American Heart Association lowered Stage 1 hypertension to 130/80, with anything in the range of 120-129/80 considered elevated blood pressure. Previously, 140/90 mm Hg and above was considered high.

“The heart is a pump,” Dr. Gordon says, “but there’s no pressurerelease valve for it. Over time, high blood pressure can cause the heart muscle to thicken and become less efficient at pumping.”

The new definition of high blood pressure was made after analysis of more than one thousand different studies. The consensus was that people with blood pressures previously considered “pre-hypertensive” were developing serious consequences of hypertension.

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Board-Certified Cardiologist Mary Gordon, D.O., with Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists, says doctors now know that even small increases in blood pressure can cause considerable ill effects on the body. “What they were finding is that when we allowed people to continue in this ‘pre-hypertensive’ state, they were having a larger incidence of heart attacks and strokes than we thought,” says Dr. Gordon. “They found that a lower blood pressure is healthier for many of the body’s organ systems.” What exactly is blood pressure, anyway? Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure inside the arteries. A normal, healthy blood pressure is 120/80. When that number rises, arteries throughout the body may develop microfractures, which can trap cholesterol. This can cause a narrowing of the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, vision loss and peripheral artery disease (PAD). High blood pressure can also cause arteries to rupture or leak. Heart failure can also result.

The kidney is particularly susceptible to high blood pressure, with its network of tiny, fragile arteries that filter blood.

Effective blood pressure management Dr. Gordon says physicians used to begin treating their patients with blood pressure-lowering medication at 140/90. With the new guidelines, treatment might begin with a pressure of 130/80, and sometimes even lower. However, lifestyle modifications can also reduce blood pressure in some pretty significant ways. For example, if a person is overweight, every 2.2 pounds of weight loss can result in a 1 mm drop in blood pressure. Dr. Gordon says decreasing the amount of saturated fats in the diet while upping fruits and vegetables can result in as much as an 11 mm drop in blood pressure. Doing 90 minutes of aerobic activity a week can lead to a 10 mm drop. Measuring your blood pressure at home, in addition to having it checked in the doctor’s office, is necessary as well, she says. “It’s really important to educate yourself,” Dr. Gordon says. “Understand what high blood pressure is and what it means to your body. Think about your future. How long do you want to be here, and how well do you want to live? That’s really the question.” Dr. Gordon sees patients at the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists office in Ottawa, located at 1300 Starfire Dr. For more information, call 815-705-1000.

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STARTING JUNE 2019 Dr. Tracey Childers is joining our family to care for you. Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) OSF Medical Group – Ear, Nose & Throat and Audiology Providing care for patients of all ages, including: • Ear tube placement • Coblation tonsillectomy • Allergy testing and immunotherapy

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To schedule an appointment, call (815) 434-7473.

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Hearing Loss Becoming a Silent Epidemic

If you ask most adults, they’ll tell you they haven’t had a hearing test since grade school. According to an American Associated of Retired Persons (AARP), a recent member survey revealed more of their members get a colonoscopy than a hearing test. And hearing loss doesn’t only affect older people. The Journal of Pediatrics reports 12.5 percent of kids between the ages of six and 19 have hearing loss from listening to loud music, particularly through earbuds at unsafe volumes. That’s a problem according Audiologist Laurel Donaldson of OSF HealthCare’s Illinois Neurological Institute in Peoria. Donaldson says the longer a person has uncorrected hearing loss, the greater the risk to the brain of losing the ability to translate the sound of someone talking into comprehensible speech. Hearing loss that continues as we age also leads to other health issues such as depression and hospital-related admissions due to falls. “Someone with hearing loss might not be as aware of their environment in order to avoid falls and more of their cognitive load is being devoted to keeping up with sounds and communication and therefore they might not have the cognitive ability to keep up with balance.” In other words, trying to hear takes the focus from navigating around a grandchild’s toy or a playful pet. Research also found strong connections between hearing loss and dementia. Among the theories is the idea that the brain gets overwhelmed trying to focus

on translating sounds to speech it no longer can access memories. Inability to hear also causes people to withdraw and isolation is another risk factor for dementia. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most preventable type but Donaldson says people are still not always conditioned to take precautions. “I’m a musician myself and so I understand the draw to loud music. And, it’s a cultural thing as well but people just need to realize there are steps they can take to protect their hearing so they can enjoy music for their entire life,” said Donaldson. Some of the latest video game releases have noise levels approaching 120 decibels, the equivalent of a loud rock concert or sandblasting which can cause permanent damage within seven-anda-half minutes. Donaldson suggests buying inexpensive headphones that can filter music at lower volumes while keeping fidelity. “Those filters help preserve the sound quality of music which can go a long way in listening to music at a healthy level.” An audiologist can also recommend the best custom hearing protection based on activities such as construction, marching band, or shooting guns. But, not everyone is eager to see an audiologist. People don’t get their hearing checked like they get a regular physical or eye exam because of the association of hearing loss with aging. Donaldson

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says there are organizations devoting a lot of effort to removing the stigma. Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Coming Soon Donaldson says most people wait seven years to get their hearing checked from the first time they notice a change in their ability to hear. She points out there’s a bit of irony in the fact people don’t want to appear old by wearing a hearing aid, yet when hearing loss is treated it improves communication and keeps people feeling younger because they’re more engaged with people and the world around them. Today’s hearing aids are so tiny they’re barely noticeable. However, Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids which can cost more than $4,000. The FDA has approved less expensive, over-the-counter aids with one company getting fast-track approval for sales before the end of the year. However, that device is worn around the neck and is more like blue tooth headphones. Donaldson stresses the one-size-fits-all approach that’ll likely be represented by the over-the-counter aids won’t be helpful for everyone because merely amplifying sound isn’t always the right solution. “People with more severe hearing loss or an abnormal configuration really need the help of an experienced hearing professional like an audiologist to fit those devices appropriately to get the maximum benefit.”

• MIGRAINES Continued from page 7

blind spots or tingling on their face, arms or legs may also be noticed before the headache begins. Migraines are also often accompanied by nausea, vomiting or extreme sensitivity to light and sound. “People get so nauseous that they can’t even take their nausea pill or they throw up,” Dr. Mezo says. Triggers that bring on migraine episodes include caffeine, alcohol, stress, changes in sleep patterns and even changes in barometric pressure. Common food triggers include aged cheeses, salty foods, processed foods, red wine, chocolate and cuisine that contain MSG, such as some Chinese food. The hormonal swings of menstrual periods may also cause migraines, as well as not getting good, regular sleep and not drinking adequate amounts of water. Dr. Mezo says once patients identify their triggers, they should be avoided. When migraine-sufferers are exposed to their triggers, certain chemicals in the brain are released that stimulate pain receptors. Blood vessels also dilate, contributing to the pain. Dr. Mezo says a neurologist may prescribe medications to relieve migraines, medication for break-through headaches and, in some circumstances, Botox injections. “Many of my migraine patients suffer for years before coming to me,” he says. “Most of the time, I can help them.” Dr. Mezo sees patients at the Morris Hospital Neurology Specialists office in Morris at 1499 Lakewood Dr., Unit 1, 815-942-4506.

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Tips for Knowing How Loud is Too Loud Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB): the higher the number, the louder the noise. Any sound over 85dB can be harmful, especially if you’re exposed to it for a long time.

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To get an idea of how loud this is:

• Whispering – 30dB • Conversation – 60dB • Busy traffic – 70 to 85dB • Motorbike – 90dB • Listening to music on full volume through headphones – 100 to 110dB • Plane taking off – 120dB

Make a commitment to get a hearing test for you or insist on one for someone you love. Visit an OSF HealthCare audiologist near you.

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You can get smartphone apps that measure noise levels, but make sure they’re set up (calibrated) properly to get a more accurate reading.

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