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Report suggests steps that may boost brain health in old age

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?

There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training might offer help.

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid, alter Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

Teens put 'give back' in C-U Public Health District's Give Back Garden

CHAMPAIGN — This mighty little garden already puts thousands of pounds of produce on the table every summer for those who can afford it least.

Now, the Give Back Garden launched in 2012 by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is weed-free and a lot safer for those who tend it, thanks to 10 teenagers with a heart for service.

ISU's nursing school getting $2 million grant

NORMAL (AP) — The Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing is getting a $2 million federal grant to help make the nursing workforce more diverse.

McConnell: GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week.

2 more deaths at county nursing home under investigation

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URBANA — Two other deaths at the Champaign County Nursing Home this year are under investigation, Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Monday.

For the retirees, June 18-24, 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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

State recommends fine for nursing home after 90-year-old's suicide

URBANA — The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending a fine against the Champaign County Nursing Home after a 90-year-old resident of the facility took his life there in February.

Answers sought after 78-year-old found dead in nursing home courtyard

URBANA — The death last weekend of a memory-care patient at the Champaign County Nursing Home is being investigated by the county coroner's office and the Illinois State Police.

Report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable, but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs — deductibles and copayments — would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill.