Health Care

Health Care

For the retirees, April 30-May 6, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Family Service Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a full bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe. Then she is still.

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.

Ryan: Revisions are winning support for GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to revive the stalled Republican health care bill is gaining support, Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday, but he stopped short of saying the plan has garnered the votes the GOP would need to finally push the high-profile measure through the House.

Government shutdown, health bill at stake in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Sensory-deprivation pod floats idea of pain relief via tranquility

CHAMPAIGN — Are you stressed? Feeling aches and pains? Or maybe you're just experiencing a bit of sensory overload from all the noise and gadgets in your world?

The way Dr. David Fletcher sees it, soothing tranquility can be found inside a sleek, water-and-Epsom-salt-filled tank. To feel better, just get in for an hour and float.

Global warming may get Americans off the couch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.

Longtime owners close Bratland's in Danville

DANVILLE — After 26 years, Bratland's Prescription Shop in downtown Danville closed last week, with its inventory and prescription records being sold to CVS Health.

"Since we made the decision ... it's been very emotional for Debby and I and all the staff here, and customers. It's been sad times," said owner Leo Bratland, 65, who is retiring.

For the retirees, April 23-29, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Cannon Place already a success story for veterans

DANVILLE — Army veteran Sena Legg and her husband, a Marine Vietnam vet, moved to Danville in 2009 so that Robert, who had diabetes, would be close to Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System.

After Robert passed away in 2015, Legg, who is disabled, couldn't afford to stay in their apartment. So she either stayed with a friend or lived in her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.