CHAMPAIGN — It's been a year since Jan Briggs' beloved, 50-year-old brother, Ken Walker, died from a little known illness that took him from healthy to hospitalized on life support in a week.
By the time he'd tested positive for the rare bacterial illness tularemia, it was too late to save him, Briggs said. But it's not too late to save someone else.
SPRINGFIELD — Sen. Chapin Rose's Illinois CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act was signed into law Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
CHAMPAIGN — Carle's physician clinic at 1701 Curtis Road could be headed for a $28.5 million expansion, if state regulators approve.
Carle has applied to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to add 80,000 square feet, more than doubling both its clinical and non-clinical space at the facility built in 2008.
MARION, Ill. (AP) — Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.
ATWOOD — A development official in Atwood hopes the community will be home to a Sav-Mor Pharmacy in about six months. The fact that Sav-Mor does not require local funding has prompted Atwood officials to switch from an effort to attract TelePharm to one that could bring in a Sav-Mor.
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator said the number of mumps cases in Champaign County might be higher than the amount confirmed so far.