May 22, 2014

Amendment Seeks To Preserve Health Alliance Retiree Contracts

An area senator wants area retirees to keep Health Alliance as their Medicare Advantage provider. Mike Frerichs’ (D-Champaign) amendment would let those on Medicare Advantage remain on Health Alliance, which was dropped last year by the state for those retiree contracts, despite being the low bidder.  


Deer tick.
(AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho, File)
May 20, 2014

Ticks Increase In Central Illinois, Concerns Over Lyme Disease

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District recently posted signs in area forest preserves and park districts warning people about ticks. As temperatures rise, there are more of them. One tick that we’re seeing more of carries Lyme disease. 


MERS.
(AP Photo/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases via The Canadian Press, File)
May 19, 2014

Illinois Man With MERS Unable To Spread Virus

An Illinois man who showed signs of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has tested negative a second time for the ability to spread the virus.


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