DANVILLE — Army veteran Lyle Hayes said he has received excellent medical care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
But the Westville man, whose left leg was amputated below the knee, said he's tired of the lack of communication at and between facilities and the lack of efficiency within the system.
Local medical providers say for most, it will be like a cold
CHAMPAIGN — Many parents wondering how much to worry about enterovirus D68 can relax a bit.
Most children sickened by this viral strain that has swept through more than a third of the nation won't have anything worse than common-cold symptoms, medical providers said.
SPRINGFIELD — Two people from northern Illinois who got sick from West Nile virus in late August have died, the state's first fatalities related to the virus this year, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Even with colder temperatures and a wetter summer, the West Nile virus is still circulating, public health officials said.
CHAMPAIGN — Africans battling the growing Ebola outbreak are getting help from two organizations based at the University of Illinois.
The University YMCA announced an "Ebola Relief Campaign" on Wednesday, hoping to raise $10,000 for humanitarian relief and another $10,000 to develop educational videos to help stop the spread of the disease.
CHAMPAIGN — Area firefighters will conduct their annual Fill the Boot fund-raising campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and children and adults with muscle disease.
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URBANA — A proposal for a new medical school in Champaign-Urbana received preliminary endorsement by a faculty committee Monday, marking the first step toward the idea becoming a reality.
The head of the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville said he knows what will need to be addressed when a government review comes out, and he will hear what the public thinks this Friday.
WATSEKA — Iroquois Memorial Hospital and Resident Home is now restricting visitors due to the enterovirus-D68 outbreak in the state.
Children under age 18 and adults with cold-like symptoms are not allowed to visit patients in the hospital or residents at the Iroquois Resident Home until further notice, officials announced.
URBANA — Carle public flu shot clinics will start next week.
Annual flu vaccinations are advised for everyone 6 months old, and the clinics are open to everyone without appointment.
The first clinic will be a drive-through at the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., U, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17-19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20.