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URBANA – Provena Covenant Medical Center is looking for cancer survivors willing to help the hospital develop a cancer survivorship program in the local community.
Cancer survivors willing to participate are invited to attend an open forum set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant's Auditorium B.
URBANA – Champaign County Health Care Consumers doesn't think much of the new buildings Carle Clinic and Christie Clinic built in southeast Urbana.
Not that they're not nice buildings, the organization said.
PHILO – Luke and Leslie Kirby are radiant with pride when they remember their beloved daughter, Raley, as a baby with big, blue eyes who loved naptime with her daddy.
"She was just so beautiful," Luke said. "It was amazing."
The Kirbys' time with their daughter was cut short, however, by mitochondrial disease, which claimed the life of the 7-week-old girl June 13.
VILLA GROVE – For the first year and a half of his life, Kaleb Drew did all the typical things babies do.
He babbled. He said "mama" and "dada" and grasped his toys.
And then, suddenly, "he just stopped," his mother, Nichelle Drew, said.
She and her husband, Brad, didn't learn why their second child had suddenly withdrawn until he was 2 and diagnosed with autism.
DANVILLE – Danville Housing Authority residents are invited to a summer health and safety fair on Thursday at the Fair Oaks public housing complex.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the pavilion at the complex, 1607 Clyman Lane, Danville. The pavilion is near the basketball courts.
CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has added a physician profile feature to its Web site at www.IDFPR.com.
The site has information on each of the 44,000 doctors licensed to practice in Illinois, including specialties, education, awards, professional activities, the kind of insurance they accept, disciplinary actions and legal actions.
While wounds for some people are healed within days or weeks, other people aren't so lucky.
Their wounds take months to heal, and some wounds fail to heal altogether. In extreme cases, arms or legs may need to be amputated because the person's wounds won't heal.
Know what day Friday was, besides Washington's birthday?
Last year, it was your health care expenses freedom day.
It's not exactly the easiest conversation starter: "So, Grandma, when did you get breast cancer? And Grandpa, can you tell me about your diabetes?"
But conversations like that can save your life.