Illinois Public Media's “Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois” explores the causes of the gaps in care and looks at some of the ways health care providers and advocates...
Across East Central Illinois, more than half of nursing home beds available to Medicare and Medicaid patients are in homes that are rated below or well below average. Here we offer an in-depth look...
As Illinois prepares for implementation of the new Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, questions, criticism and confusion abound. Governor Quinn’s administration created...
This year will see more effects from the Obama administration's Affordable Health Care Act.  Here is what's trending in the news on health care, the uninsured and "Obamacare...
By Pam G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess In the wake of Sandy Hook and other school shootings of recent years, gun control advocates – and some politicians, including President Obama – have...
By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein/Hoy -- Light gleams off the wooden floor in the gymnasium at Judah Christian School in Champaign.  The squeaking of sneakers is followed by cheers when the volleyball is...
CU-CitizenAccess.org is taking a close look at 93 nursing homes in East Central Illinois in the wake of state efforts to reform nursing home oversight. Over the past few months, we've reviewed...
By Dan Petrella and Pam G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease leaves a local nursing home without staff noticing and is found wandering into traffic on Mattis Avenue in...