Health Care

Health Care

Carle seeks state OK for sports medicine center at UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — The Carle Foundation is planning to build a new $23 million outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine center in the University of Illinois Research Park, if state regulators approve.

Comfort in a bag

ST. JOSEPH — When 9-year-old Will Page used to go for chemotherapy at St. Louis Children's Hospital, he had something to look forward to after his treatments — being able to choose a toy from a hospital treasure chest.

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

First measles case has Illinois authorities concerned

CHAMPAIGN — What illness comes with itchy red spots, and is even more contagious than the flu?

You guessed it — measles — and while Illinois has had only one case so far this year, in Cook County, such a catchy disease is also a concern for this part of the state, a local health official says.

Suburban Chicago resident has confirmed case of measles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials say a suburban Chicago resident has a confirmed case of measles.

PODCAST: Carle's Dr. Brian Wheatley on vascular health 1-26-15

PODCAST: Carle's Dr. Brian Wheatley on vascular health 1-26-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the Carle vascular surgeon about vascular health and treatment options.


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Prussing vs. Carle

Whose side are you on? Tell columnist Tom Kacich here

URBANA — It's an easy five-minute drive between the Urbana mayor's office and Carle's main medical campus.

Prussing vs. Carle: Outtakes and more

Outtakes from News-Gazette interviews with Carle Foundation CEO Dr. James Leonard and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing:

Prussing, on why Carle and the city aren't talking things out: "People ask me: 'Why aren't you at the table with Carle?' We were at the table with Carle — and they sued us."

Robinson hospital affiliates with Carle

URBANA — Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson will be the latest hospital to become a clinical affiliate of Carle Foundation Hospital.

Last month, Carle announced Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney would also become its clinical affiliate. Both the Olney and Robinson hospitals are joining Carle's new Rural Alliance, which also includes Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.

Illinois health law enrollment climbs past quarter-million

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 287,000 Illinois residents have signed up for private coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The enrollment surpasses last year numbers, when about 217,000 Illinoisans signed up.