Health Care

Health Care

December nursing grad ready for work

Over 50 years old, confused by complicated nutrition guidelines, in need of some fitness and health coaching.

That's the population with whom soon-to-be registered nurse Cynthia Ottemann wants to work.

Hospitals seek volunteers

Two hospitals in Urbana and Danville are seeking adult volunteers.

Covenant honors cardiologist as physician of the year

URBANA — Losing two brothers to illness when he was growing up in India is what likely steered Dr. B. Lakshmi to a career in medicine, he says.

More than three decades after he started medical school, the Christie Clinic cardiologist who has been named Presence Covenant Medical Center's 2014 physician of the year still loves his work.

Surge in health law sign-ups

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Convenient care or ER? Here are some guidelines

CHAMPAIGN — You're ill. You're in pain. And your doctor isn't available.

Should you go to a convenient-care center or an emergency room?

If you're sometimes uncertain which to choose, you're not alone.

Enrollment deadline near for Affordable Care Act

CHAMPAIGN — Enrollment counselors in Illinois will be putting in extra hours as a key deadline looms for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Updated: Flu on the rise

The flu, now considered to be widespread in Illinois, has sent dozens of people to the hospital in Danville and is also on the rise in Champaign-Urbana.

Suburban Chicago school closes during flu outbreak

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school has been closed until Thursday after a quarter of the school's 730 students were absent Monday because they were sick with the flu.

Warning signs of hearing loss can come early

URBANA — Bit by bit, the sounds in Melvin Schwartz's life seemed to be fading away.

He noticed he had to keep turning up the volume on the TV, and there was a ringing sound in his ears.

"My wife kept telling me I didn't hear," he recalled. "I kept telling her it was selective hearing."

Report: Nursing home employee hits resident in arm, must appear in court

URBANA — An employee at the Champaign County Nursing Home has been given a notice to appear in court after allegedly striking a 74-year-old resident at the home last month.

The unidentified female employee, a certified nursing assistant, allegedly punched the resident in the arm after he had punched her in the chest.