OAKLAND – A 15-year-old Oakland boy died Saturday morning in a hunting accident when his rifle accidentally discharged.
Sgt. Scott Siddens with the Illinois Conservation Police said the accident occurred between 8 and 9 a.m. when Keith Voh Behrens was deer hunting with his father, Gregory Von Behrens, about 1< 1/2> miles southeast of Oakland in Coles County.
MADISON, Wis. – Urbana High School teacher and Danville Ward 4 Alderman Terry Baldwin is recuperating this morning from a nearly six-hour liver transplant Thursday at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Baldwin, who has a rare genetic disease, was told Wednesday night that a match was found. Baldwin, 54, had been experiencing medical problems related to his condition. He was recently placed on a waiting list for a new liver.
CHAMPAIGN – Psychologist Dale Johnson has seen how American agriculture has benefited from a network of extension agents who teach farmers how to do a better job growing crops and raising livestock.
So why not try the same approach to help fix the nation's ailing mental health system, he proposes.
URBANA – More than a dozen hospitals in Illinois, including two in Urbana and Danville, are banding together to push for an extension of the state's oversight process for the construction of new medical facilities.
Illinois' so-called Certificate of Need program – scheduled to end April 1 of next year – is already operating on borrowed time.
DANVILLE – When Polly Bishir attended a health fair at Mer Che Manor on Monday, she expected to get her blood pressure and glucose checked.
She did not expect to learn she may have osteoporosis.
URBANA – Provena Covenant Medical Center has been named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals in cardiovascular care.
The Urbana hospital was one of six Illinois hospitals to make the list, which is compiled annually by Solucient, an Evanston-based health care information company.
CHAMPAIGN – Andrea Goldberg pauses in a corridor lined with patient exam rooms and just soaks in the downright spaciousness of Frances Nelson Health Center's new building.
In the old building, the patients and staff have been jammed in elbow-to-elbow, and there's still never enough room.
URBANA – In 1986, when Shauna Liggett's physicians discovered the vivacious 5-year-old had a dangerous tumor growing in her brain, her family moved quickly into action.
Her parents, Jim and Shirley Liggett, examined treatment options; looked for services and special programs to help their daughter, increasingly impaired by a series of operations to remove the tumors and subsequent setbacks; and planned activities to make Shauna's life a blessing to others.
CHAMPAIGN – How good is your health insurance, really?
If you're covered by one of two local managed care companies – PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois or Health Alliance Medical Plans – a study published earlier this week in "U.S. News & World Report" says you're insured by the top two commercial health plans in Illinois.
URBANA – For Lisa Mars, bathing, bed making and basic care are only the tasks of her job as a nursing assistant at Carle Arbours in Savoy.
The main requirement, she said, is love.