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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Carle Working To Improve Its Score On Infections

By Jim Meadows

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana is one of more than 700 hospitals at risk of losing 1 percent of its Medicare payments. Those hospitals make up the 25 percent of U.S. hospitals that scored poorest for patient infections and complications, according to preliminary data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Categories: Government, Health



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

More on Illinois Public Media's coverage of mental health issues in central Illinois.

By Maanvi Singh

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Lauren Kay has never met her therapist in person. The 24-year-old entrepreneur found it difficult to take time off work for appointments.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working-Age Adults

By Nancy Shute

Think about people dying from drinking too much, and you probably think of the classic disease of alcoholics, cirrhosis of the liver. Or perhaps an alcohol-fueled car crash. But there are many more ways to kill yourself with alcohol, unfortunately, and they account for 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Categories: Health





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