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URBANA — If that pain and indigestion mean your gallbladder has got to go, you may be able to have the surgery and skip the scar.
Provena Covenant Medical Center and Christie Clinic have teamed up to offer what they call virtually scarless gallbladder removal with a single incision in the belly button, using Covenant's da Vinci robotic-controlled surgical system.
If it has been a while since a mosquito has buzzed by your ear, that does not mean you can expect to be free from mosquitoes or the threat of West Nile Virus this summer.
URBANA — Members of the county nursing home's advisory board went on record Monday night against a plan to bring two nursing home-related proposals to the county's voters in November.
Somewhere in South Africa, a baby could be thriving today because of life-saving breast milk donated by a mom in Savoy.
CHAMPAIGN — An organization that provides financial help to improve the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities, or what used to be known as mental retardation, is seeking the local community's support.
OAKWOOD — Family and friends of Tim Wright will hold a benefit on Saturday to help the 45-year-old Oakwood resident and his family with medical expenses.
Michelle Frazier said Wright, who is her cousin, has been battling Stage 4 lung, brain and bone cancer.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has disciplined an Urbana physician.
The state in May indefinitely suspended for one year Dr. Rati Dutta for practicing on a nonrenewed license. Dutta was also fined $1,000.
CHAMPAIGN — Patient advocates are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but a local insurance executive warns it will likely result in higher coverage costs for those under 45.
Illinois Republicans already in Congress or hoping to get there vowed Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, while one Democratic candidate said the law doesn't go far enough.
CHAMPAIGN — Patient advocates are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but a local insurance executive warns higher premium costs are likely ahead for those under 45.