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Health Care

ACLU calls out clinic for limited contraceptive procedures

PEORIA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a federally funded Peoria-area medical clinic for its ties to a Catholic health care system that limits access to birth control.

Illinois schools adapting to 'asthma emergency' law

CHICAGO (AP) — School personnel across Illinois are adapting to a new state law that requires districts to have an emergency protocol to deal with asthma emergencies.

Urbana resolution addresses mental health, safety

URBANA — On Monday, the city council started discussing a resolution addressing the intersections between mental health, criminal justice and public safety.

Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf.

For the retirees, Feb. 19-25, 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.

Team approach to CPR advocated

DANVILLE — One minute John Chandler was driving back from the farm bureau feeling just fine. The next thing he remembers was waking up in the hospital.

Sudden cardiac arrest happens that fast.

A 70-year-old semi-retired Danville business owner, Chandler is one of the lucky ones.

Wired In: Mayank Kale

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MAYANK KALE, 21, a senior in computer science at the University of Illinois and founder of Invoq Health.

Training, tourniquets key for cops who kept gunshot victim alive

URBANA — When faced with a gunshot victim, how do police channel medical practitioners before the ambulance arrives?

Urbana police Sgt. Matt Rivers said the key is to prioritize. Then, prioritize some more.

'The best things in my life have come out of being curious'

URBANA — Of all the life lessons Deb Reardanz has picked up from the older adults of Clark-Lindsey Village, she'll tell you the one that stands out the most is how important relationships are.

People who have formed connections with other people and are still willing to make a new friend at 90 are the happiest, she said.