Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Profesor: Doctors dealing with new kind of patient

URBANA – It used to be doctors had all the medical knowledge and made all the decisions about what was best for their patients.

And the patients, well, they could choose to do (or not do) what they were told.

Prof: Doctors dealing with new kind of patient

URBANA – It used to be doctors had all the medical knowledge, and made all the decisions about what was best for their patients.

And the patients, well, they could choose to do (or not do) what they were told.

Help take universe's baby picture

You already could use your home computer to help look for extraterrestrial life and figure out the complicated folding of protein molecules, which governs so much of what happens in the body, among other "distributed computing" projects.

Now, thanks to some University of Illinois researchers, you can help create a baby picture of the universe, too.

Expert: Early detection of autism important

URBANA – Amy Wetherby, a professor of communication disorders at Florida State University, may not be an actual rock star, but for parents and researchers of children with autism, she might as well be.

"I've been a fan of hers for several decades," said Champaign speech pathologist Ann Osterling.

'Superbug' tests under way locally

URBANA – It's simple.

It's painless.

And if it works the way a new state law intends, the nasal swab test being administered to some hospital patients in Illinois could help halt the spread of an antibiotic-resistant and potentially fatal superbug that some folks unwittingly carry on their bodies.

UI prof fishes for clues with catch-and-release practices

Originally from Canada, a country blessed with good fishing, Cory Suski likes to drop a line himself now and then.

Which only adds to the University of Illinois professor's interest in fisheries management and conservation, particularly recreational fisheries, whether large mouth bass in East Central Illinois or bonefish in the Bahamas.

Clinic to host run/walk fundraiser

URBANA – Would you run (or walk) a few miles to help more people get medical care they can't afford?

The Champaign County Christian Health Center, a free clinic in Champaign, needs a lot of willing participants in a Nov. 10 5K run/walk to continue serving its needy patients who don't have another place to turn for health care.

State expands cancer screening program

CHAMPAIGN – Dr. Damon Arnold has faced the specter of cancer in his own life.

He sure doesn't want you to have to face it, too.

Carle scales back rehab institute plans

URBANA – Carle Foundation Hospital is scrapping its plans to build a free-standing rehabilitation institute in northwest Champaign.

Hospital officials say they now hope to include a smaller rehabilitation unit in a proposed new building on the main hospital campus.

Student cleared for school following treatment

CHAMPAIGN – An Edison Middle School student who contracted an antibiotic-resistant staph infection has been released by a doctor to return to school, according to a letter sent home last week to Edison parents.

"We have received confirmation that the student is not contagious and poses no risk of infection," said the letter from Edison Principal Joe Williams.