Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

No West Nile cases found in this area yet

CHAMPAIGN – West Nile virus season arrived last month with barely a buzz in this part of the state.

Since monitoring for the virus began May 1, there have been reports of infected mosquitoes in three Illinois counties – DuPage, Tazewell and Cook.

YMCA will go it alone

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County YMCA still plans to move its McKinley Family Center from its current building in the heart of Champaign to a brand new one on the city's outskirts, despite the sudden loss of its major partner in the project, Carle Foundation Hospital.

"We're going forward," YMCA Executive Director Wade Hampton vowed Thursday.

Carle backs out as partner for new YMCA

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County YMCA still plans to move its McKinley Family Center from its current building in the heart of Champaign to a brand-new one on the city's outskirts, despite the sudden loss of its major partner in the project, Carle Foundation Hospital.

"We're going forward," YMCA Executive Director Wade Hampton vowed Thursday.

Two Danville dialysis providers considering expansion

DANVILLE – Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis services for patients with kidney disease, has tentative plans to open a small dialysis clinic in Tilton.

And Danville Dialysis Services, which already operates a dialysis clinic in Danville, is considering an expansion.

Hospitals taking a cue from retailers to reduce on meds errors

URBANA – Stores and hospitals have something in common these days.

And it's not just prices you wish were lower.

New operating rooms at heart of Carle project

URBANA – Four new high-tech operating rooms now await patients going to Carle Foundation Hospital for cardiovascular surgery.

The new operating rooms, wich were to be unveiled today, were the final piece of a $50 million expansion project that has been under way for three years at the hospital on the north side of Carle's central Urbana campus.

Blood banks seek donors as summer approaches

URBANA – Area blood banks need a shot in the arm – your arm.

With Memorial Day weekend coming up and summer on the way, blood supplies need to be boosted, because donations typically slow down when schools aren't in session.

New Coyle Chiropractic location opens today

DANVILLE – Beginning today, Coyle Chiropractic will be seeing patients at its new location at the corner of Vermilion Street and Poland Road.

For the last seven years, chiropractor Terry Coyle has practiced at his previous location, 1001 E. Voorhees St. in Danville. But last week, Coyle moved the office to its new site at 3 1/2 Poland Road in Danville in the former Pro PT location. The other part of the building is occupied by Orthopedic Partners.

Group wants training, standards, licensing for 'lay' midwives

CHAMPAIGN – The first time Andrea Rice gave birth at home, it was an accident resulting from a hasty labor.

The second time, she and husband Corben planned a home delivery from the start. And that's because the accidental home birth was something of a revelation to Rice, a 28-year-old Champaign mother of four.

Flight service celebrates 25 years

SAVOY – After 25 years of transporting vital organs, moving the terminally ill, bringing sick kids to chemotherapy in far-off hospitals and other acts of unselfishness, it's about time for LifeLine Pilots to give itself a pat on the back.

And that's what happened Saturday in a Flightstar airplane hangar when, after a meeting of its board directors, LifeLine volunteers and family members threw a surprise party for the organization and its founder.