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Health Care

Paxton, Pontiac nursing homes change ownership

PAXTON — The Asta Care Center nursing homes in Paxton and Pontiac are under new ownership.

State of Illinois sets up Ebola task force

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois has formed a task force to advise on responding to the Ebola virus.

U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

CONNIE CASS, Associated Press

Device can treat irregular heartbeat without wires implanted in heart

URBANA — Irregular heartbeats can become a life-threatening emergency, and now there's a new treatment option that doesn't involve placing wires in the heart.

Football teams fighting for something beyond a Friday night win

VILLA GROVE — When the Villa Grove-Heritage Blue Devils take to the field Friday night, they will be shooting for more than just another "W."

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press
EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

Agencies still waiting for flu vaccine shipments

Some area flu shot providers are continuing to wait for delayed vaccine shipments, causing at least one health department to postpone public vaccination clinics.

The Vermilion County Health Department has canceled its remaining flu shot clinics, at least temporarily, until it receives more flu vaccine.

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.