Health Care

Health Care

Can health funds stay on top?

NEW YORK — When swings in the stock market cause anxiety to spike, like it is now, many investors aim to get healthy.

2 info sessions on Medicare Advantage planned in area

The state will offer two information sessions in East Central Illinois, one in Urbana and one in Charleston, later this month for retirees who want to learn more about Medicare Advantage plans to be available to them.

The seminars will be held:

— From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Unique Suites Hotel, 920 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston.

Third annual breast-cancer walk set Tuesday at Danville VA

DANVILLE — The Federal Women's Program and Women Veterans Program will hold their third annual breast-cancer awareness walk and candlelight ceremony Tuesday at VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville.

Activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Information about breast cancer, its risks and early detection will be available.

Ebola outbreak declared over in Senegal

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency officially declared an end Friday to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal, a rare bit of good news amid the public outcry and fear over the deadly disease that remains out of control in three West African countries.

Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis, the White House said Friday.

WHO says it botched Ebola response in Africa

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

U.S. steps up response as Ebola worries grow

JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

UI expert: Some health care workers may not report for Ebola outbreak

CHAMPAIGN — America's hospitals should expect the possibility that some of their staffs won't come to work if the nation begins dealing with a full-fledged Ebola outbreak, a University of Illinois expert warns.

Carle specialist says hospital is ready for Ebola

The Infection Preventionist at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Dr. Daniel Bronson-Lowe, Ph.D., emphasizes it is unlikely an Ebola case would show up in our area, but it's still possible. And he says the hospital is ready and capable to handle one. Scott Beatty has an in-depth interview.

Local officials meeting to shore up Ebola plan

No Ebola cases have been reported in the Midwest, but there's plenty of planning going on behind the scenes in the Champaign-Urbana area to be ready if the disease surfaces here.