Health Care

Health Care

McConnell prods senators on health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP's reeling effort to dismantle much of President Barack Obama's health care law may face even longer odds because of Sen.

Entertainment listings, July 20-27, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

IROQUOIS COUNTY FAIR

What: Traditional fair events including queen pageant, demo derby, wild World of Animals, horse shows, livestock, Nick Lynch Band, 4-H, tractor pull and talent show.

When: July 20-24.

Where: Fairgrounds,1390 E. 2000 N. Road, Watseka.

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one, but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

Trump tweets health bill 'will get even better' at lunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to erase much of Barack Obama's health care law, tweeting, "They MUST keep their promise to America" and vowing the measure would improve at his White House lunch with senators.

Champaign council OKs annexing land to extend road to Carle at the Fields

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to lengthen a road that will feed into the future Carle at the Fields development.

Hospital reopening after closure due to floods, outage

LAKE FOREST (AP) — A suburban Chicago hospital is reopening after being evacuated and closed last week due to power outages caused by flooding.

Northwestern Medicine says in a statement that clinical operations are resuming Tuesday at Lake Forest Hospital, including the facility's emergency department. Power was restored last Wednesday night following the outage earlier that day.

Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, "We will return."

The finest breed: UI vet fixes Thai dog's heart

URBANA — Back home in Thailand, Nana was barking on borrowed time.

Now, after traveling thousands of miles to Urbana and undergoing surgery to correct a congenital defect in her heart, the 3-year-old Chihuahua has a new chance to live a normal lifetime, her veterinarians at the University of Illinois said.

War on mosquitoes being fought on two wheels

For decades, man has waged war on mosquitoes. And the mosquito has always triumphed.

Then came the bicycle.

The velocipede has been around close to 200 years but is newly doing battle on all the larvae that thrive in abandoned tires, as well as seeking out disease carriers.

The latest: AMA says new GOP health care effort falls short

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the health care bill in the Senate (all times local):

6 a.m.

The nation's largest doctors' group says the new Republican health care bill falls short on coverage and access, particularly for low-income people on Medicaid.