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Health Care

Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise

JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

It's Your Business: Wing focuses on memory care

An assisted-living facility in Savoy has opened a new memory-care facility.

Event aims to find blood marrow donor for woman with rare leukemia

DANVILLE — A special drive will be held on Tuesday, but it's not to collect warm clothing, Christmas presents or other items that are typically gathered during the holiday season.

It's a drive to find a marrow donor for 25-year-old Kayla Smith, of Danville, who is fighting a rare form of leukemia and needs a life-saving stem cell transplant soon.

Delivering healthy doses of puppy love

DANVILLE — She doesn't wear a white coat, offer medical advice or dispense medicine.

$160 billion deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writers
TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writers

Chelsey Byers: What's this brain health craze all about?

By Chelsey Byers/University of Illinois Extension

If I asked you what do you think about when I say "health," what first comes to mind? This is how I often open up my Brain Health Series program. Most people first and foremost think about physical health, eating well and exercise. What many of us are not thinking about is our cognitive health.

Sexual-misconduct hearing for doctor postponed

SPRINGFIELD — The hearing for a Danville doctor accused of sexual misconduct with patients, scheduled to continue today, has been postponed to December.

Terry Horstman of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said the attorney for Dr. Kamatchi Ondiveerappan filed a motion asking for a continuance.

Wired In: Ryan Shelton

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Ryan Shelton, 32, CEO of PhotoniCare, which was founded in 2013 to improve patient care, equipping physicians with better diagnostic tools developed at a bioengineering research lab here.

Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers.

It turns out something similar is happening with the Obama administration's health insurance overhaul:

A different way to see a doctor

CHAMPAIGN — One thing Kim Kellenberger didn't like about the old way she and her family used to get medical care was how rarely her five kids ever saw their own doctor.

When they got sick, their pediatrician was booked for the day, so they'd be scheduled with someone else, she said.

Those days are over for the St. Joseph family.