By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- When Cheryl Gioja went into labor, her husband Joshua got down on his knees to “catch the baby” in the living room of their Illinois home. What he...
By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Home births have increased by more than 50 percent since 2004. But in 22 states, certified professional midwives have to work outside the law to...
By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media -- Many lactation experts say newborns can get their nutrition needs met through formula, but that breast milk is preferred because of the additional health...
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...

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