URBANA — Much like the blood sugar test which allows diabetics to quickly and easily monitor glucose levels, a new handheld device developed at the University of Illinois aims to quickly and accurately diagnose HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans says the one-year extension it is offering nearly 20,000 members facing individual health plan cancellations next year will come at a 21.8 percent premium increase.
New law calls for incoming sixth- and 12th-graders to get the shots
CHAMPAIGN — Doctors have been recommending meningitis shots for adolescents and teens for years, and a new state law will make it an order for incoming sixth- and 12th-graders.
CHAMPAIGN — How much better is the newly improved federal website to sign up for Obamacare health insurance working? It depends on whom you ask.
Julie Pryde, administrator of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, said the specially trained "navigators" stationed there to assist people with enrollment tell her the system is now working great.
DANVILLE — The Carle primary care clinic at 311 W. Fairchild St., Danville, is now part of the Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.
Carle says the change, effective Dec. 1, will help the organization access some additional grants and financial incentives available only to the rural health clinics of critical access hospitals.
MATTOON — An open house has been set for Carle's new Coles County Clinic from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Built over the past year next to the existing clinic at 200 Lerna Road South, Mattoon, the clinic employs about 100 part-time and full-time people, said Carle spokesman Mark Schultz.
Obamacare forces religious believers to act in ways contrary to their faith. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if that is permissible.
Fixing the Affordable Care Act website is proving to be a bigger problem than President Barack Obama predicted. Plus, the courts haven't yet completed their constitutional reviews.
URBANA — The new patients infected with HIV trickle in at about three to four a month at Carle's HIV program.
But what concerns program manager Cindy Goetting just as much as these new cases of a preventable infection are all the people out there who don't know they have it.
CHAMPAIGN — Kidney disease arrived as a cruel surprise for Anna Wahba, but life gave her a second chance.
Now Wahba is hoping for the best for her friend Claudia Lennhoff, who was going to be Wahba's kidney donor earlier this year — and was forced to withdraw when she learned she had thyroid cancer.
URBANA — Too busy or feeling just plain too miserable to go see a doctor in person?
Carle Physician Group is now offering e-visits, in which patients send their symptoms to a primary-care doctor and get a diagnosis and care instructions all through a secure Web portal.