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New Provena unit to help with patient observation without admission

DANVILLE — For some patients who come to a hospital emergency room, doctors need some time to determine what's wrong.

Inspirational stories for women fighting cancer

Most of us are familiar with "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books — in the last few years, it seems as if there is one of these books for every profession, age group and hobby —from nurses to teens to dog lovers.

Claims pile up under state dental plans

URBANA — When Jackie Hunter of Mansfield went for a dental cleaning last July, she paid for it herself and waited for her insurer to reimburse her.

She's still waiting.

In fact, Hunter, an administrative assistant in the University of Illinois human resources office, doesn't expect to be paid back for the cost of her cleaning until May, she said.

Updated: Hospitals starting to lift visitor restrictions as flu wanes

Updated 11:54 a.m. Thursday.

URBANA — Flu is on the decline in Illinois, and area hospitals have begun lifting visitor restrictions connected to the flu outbreak.

Actor makes his disease work for him: Turner to speak at Carle event

URBANA — The sudden raging hunger and unquenchable thirst, the countless trips to the bathroom day and night.

Even more than 40 years later, actor Jim Turner describes the onset of his Type 1 diabetes when he was a high school junior like a teenage boy's living nightmare.

For Our Veterans: Mental health nurses offer variety of assistance to vets

By Laurel Hanetho

To begin, I'd like to salute all of our veterans, especially my father, a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1944-46. The following article will highlight opportunities for nurses who specialize in the field of mental health who care for our veterans.

Danville VA facility downgrades some medical services

DANVILLE — The Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System announced Friday that it's moving toward an official downgrading of some its medical services at its main campus in Danville.

Watseka hospital looks at providing services in Indiana

WATSEKA — The newly hired chief executive officer of Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka says he would like to "re-examine" the possibility of the hospital offering home-health services in two rural counties across the Indiana border, now that the Ford-Iroquois County Public Health Department has nixed its own plan to do so.

Mad Hat-ter Tea Party to raise funds against cancer

CHAMPAIGN — Gretchen Potter's many hats once kept her granddaughters entertained, and now they'll be put to use helping raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Potter, of Champaign, has 500 hats, and she'll be bringing 50 of them to the society's Mad Hat-ter Tea Party fundraiser set for Sunday at Big Grove Tavern, 1 E. Main St., C.

Classes offered for families living with mental illness

CHAMPAIGN — Free classes are available for families living with mental illness.

The Illinois chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer its Family-to-Family education program, a 13-week class series, for family members of people with mental illness conditions.