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Walmart, CVS Health hammer out new deal

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart will continue to participate in CVS Health's prescription drug network for customers with private health insurance and Medicaid coverage.

Shares of CVS rose nearly 3 percent before the opening bell Friday. The stock had been under pressure since Tuesday, when it said it could not come to an agreement with Walmart on pricing.

Carle tax trial, Day 12: Exemption applications focus of day's testimony

URBANA — Lawyers for the Carle Foundation are nearly ready to wrap up their side in the trial of an 11-year-old lawsuit Carle filed over the denial of its tax exemptions for its main hospital and three other properties in Urbana.

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The Health Reporter Is In, Jan. 17, 2019

Q: Is the Watchman heart procedure going to be available in this area, and is it for anyone with atrial fibrillation?

Champaign County Board OKs another $6M in nursing home expenses

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URBANA — The Champaign County Board has decided to once again open its checkbook to help out the soon-to-be-sold Champaign County Nursing Home.

Carle tax trial, Day 10: Ex-CFO says merger as for-profit was considered

URBANA — Before the former for-profit Carle Clinic was acquired by the Carle Foundation and began operating under the foundation's nonprofit umbrella, other options were considered, a Carle executive testified Tuesday.

Carle tax trial, Day 9: Employee queried on upfront surgery payments, salaries

URBANA — For about eight years, the former Carle Clinic required its patients to make an upfront payment of $500 in advance of surgeries clinic doctors were performing at Carle Foundation Hospital, a Carle management staff member testified Monday.

Pet Talk | Making seizures less scary

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Seizures in pets can be scary for pet owners. Knowing what seizures look like and what to do when they occur can help put pet owners at ease. Dr. Devon Hague, a veterinary neurologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, sees multiple patients every day that have had seizures.

For the retirees, Jan. 13-20, 2019

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, call 217-359-6500.

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

Top of the Morning, Jan. 13, 2019

Tara and Doug Hafner, a happily married couple from Oakwood, are spending the weekend in Chicago.

It's not what you think.

Diagnosed with a hereditary kidney disease, Doug underwent transplant surgery on Monday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The donor who was a few doors down: Tara.