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Health Care

Tom's Mailbag March 6, 2015

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6 patients, 6 donors prepare for rare kidney swap chain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.

Justices pepper health care law opponents with questions

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Hearing set on proposed dialysis facility in Danville

DANVILLE — A public hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on March 25 in the Danville City Council Chambers on a proposed dialysis facility.

County nursing home needs $2 million in work

URBANA — Already facing spending as much as $32 million or more on a jail addition and a new sheriff's office, Champaign County Board members Tuesday night got a look at an estimated $2.2 million in capital needs at the county nursing home.

Downtown pharmacy has seen steady growth

CHAMPAIGN — Prescriptions filled? Check.

Flu shots given? Check.

Corner of happy and healthy? Nope, corner of Hickory and Washington in downtown Champaign.

Here's what's happening on the film scene

Art Theater Co-op will screen 'Awaken the Dragon'

Gibson City to host new rural health center

GIBSON CITY — The National Center for Rural Health Professions at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has been awarded federal funding to open four new centers, including one in Gibson City.

Parkland offers free program on anxiety

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College is offering a free program to the public next month on the symptoms and treatment of anxiety.

The information session, which will include a video and panel discussion with mental health professionals, will be held noon to 1 p.m. March 4 in room D244 on the main campus.