Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Doctor's departure to suspend child cancer program

URBANA – Kids with cancer will lose their treatment program and the cancer doctor currently provided by Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana starting Nov. 1.

Carle officials said they will be temporarily suspending the pediatric hematology/oncology program in a month because its only doctor, Mark Musselman, is transferring to general pediatrics at Carle Clinic.

UI physics professor presented with national science award

Longtime University of Illinois physics Professor Charles Slichter was awarded the National Medal of Science on Monday in a White House ceremony. Slichter was honored for his work in nuclear magnetic resonance.

President Bush presented Slichter and 15 others with the awards for their achievements in science, technology and innovation.

Immunizations to be offered to migrant kids in Rantoul

RANTOUL – More than three dozen children from migrant families will be getting the immunizations required to continue school locally, thanks to a partnership between Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Clinic, Rantoul City Schools and the Regional Office of Education.

Doctors and nurses from Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic will volunteer their time this evening to provide immunizations and physical exams to the migrant children living in northern Champaign County.

Physician set to open Urbana clinic for heroin addicts

URBANA – John Peterson usually knows long before police if there's bad heroin on the streets.

The veteran doctor has worked at a methadone clinic in Downers Grove for seven years and is just weeks away from getting a slightly different, less-regulated type of opiate-recovery clinic running in his hometown.

Firefighter fitness program pairs trainers and peers

CHAMPAIGN – Ever think how nice it would be to have a buddy who's a fitness expert and would work with you to get you into great shape?

And, to top it off, the buddy does all this for free – and you might get an annual bonus check if your health improves?

It might be an oversimplification, but that's what Champaign firefighters were able to negotiate in 2004 in contract talks with the city, when both sides agreed to create a peer-fitness-trainer program.

Local scholar off to England's Cambridge University

It's Thursday, and Noah Jacobsen Isserman is one day away from becoming part of an 800-year legacy that includes at least 23 heads of state and several members of the British royal family.

Program puts services for aches and pains under one roof

URBANA – When you have aches and pains so severe you can barely move, the folks at Provena Covenant Medical Center think the last thing you need is to be sent here, there and everywhere for your medical care.

Missing shelves a 'legacy' of Palazzolo time at health district

CHAMPAIGN – Industrial shelves, missing from a previous administration, are bedeviling the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Davis Electric is willing to pay for the shelves, which it acquired almost two years ago while doing electrical work at the district's new Kenyon Drive headquarters. While there's a dispute over the price for the shelves, the district isn't alleging the contractor stole them.

Free clinic expected to open in Champaign next month

CHAMPAIGN – Dr. Cristina Medrano looks around her small rented space in a dental building and marvels at all the donations that are turning this place into a new free health clinic for the needy.

With the medical and office equipment she needed all donated and the remodeling being done by friends, Medrano now hopes to have this clinic – which she has named Hope Community Health Center – up and running by mid-October.

Provena hospitals in Urbana, Danville changing providers for ER

URBANA – Provena Covenant Medical Center and Provena United Samaritans Medical Center will bring in a new contract physicians group to staff their emergency departments next year.

The hospitals said they will be ending their relationship with Emergency Consultants Inc., a Michigan company that staffs hospital emergency departments in 16 states, and hiring Dallas-based EmCare.