Take care when cleaning a flooded basement

Published: June 11, 2008 @ 3:42 p.m.

The water has receded and you're left with maybe just a damp, muddy mess in your basement. And you may consider yourself lucky.

The traveler's guide to staying healthy

Published: June 09, 2008 @ 3:14 p.m.

Staying healthy on vacation starts before ever leaving town. And for many, that's when the effort falls short.

While in motion

Published: June 09, 2008 @ 11:25 a.m.

Jet lag can be avoided by adjusting your sleep schedule for the time change two or three days in advance.

Board seeks applications for commissions

Published: June 08, 2008 @ 3:29 p.m.

The Sangamon County Board is accepting applications for people interested in serving on the Board of Health, the Historic Preservation Commission, Deputy Merit Commission, Board of Review, Springfield Airport Authority, Lanesville-Illiopolis Drainage District and the Lower Sangamon River Resource Conservation/Development Board.

Wound center to open this month

Published: June 05, 2008 @ 3:34 p.m.

People who have non-healing wounds because of injury, disease, surgery or other causes can soon get help at St. John's Hospital's new Regional Wound Care Center.

Bill requiring warning labels goes to governor

Published: May 30, 2008 @ 3:32 p.m.

Legislation requiring warning labels on toys, pacifiers and bibs containing lead passed the Illinois House Thursday night and needs the signature of the governor to become law.  

Home health-care contract includes training, $2.20 per hour wage hike

Published: May 28, 2008 @ 3:30 p.m.

Home health-care workers have ratified a new contract with the state that they say will reduce employee turnover and improve patient care.

Panel OKs measure to require insurance coverage of eating disorder treatments

Published: May 15, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m.

Legislation requiring insurance companies to cover treatment for anorexia and bulimia unanimously passed an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday.

Enrollment in state health plan halted

Published: May 06, 2008 @ 3:57 p.m.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration is ending enrollment in its health-care plan after months of pushing for a dramatic expansion of the program against the wishes of lawmakers.

Professor to give lecture on effect of room architecture on hospital patients

Published: May 05, 2008 @ 3:56 p.m.

The effects and influence of art and architecture on patients is the topic for the 13th annual Emmet Pearson Memorial Medical History Lecture at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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