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Health
4:22 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Peoria health fair to stress fitness, finance and health care

METEC is offering a Health and Wellness Fair Saturday in Peoria.  The non-profit group is partnering with housing officials, fitness experts and insurance companies to offer the event from 9 to 2 at the METEC Resource Center.  Doretha Jamison is with METEC.  She says the goal of the fair is to make residents aware of ways to boost their quality of life:

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Government
4:22 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Peoria City/County WIC program to stay open amid government shutdown

The government shutdown has cut federal nutrition funding for women, infants and children across the country.  But the WIC program at the Peoria City/County Health Department remains open. Health Administrator Greg Chance says appropriations for federal WIC funding are good through next June, but the funding hasn’t arrived: 

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Health
4:03 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State removes Health Alliance from retiree contracts

The state of Illinois has removed Urbana-based Health Alliance from its list of retiree contracts, as of January 2014. 

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Health
1:51 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

New health exchange brings technical glitches

Some Illinois residents trying to sign up for health insurance through the new exchange program Tuesday have run into technical glitches.  

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Health
11:03 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Health care reform could affect prison numbers

One possible side effect of the new health care law – fewer people behind bars. IPR’s Sean Powers reports.

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Health
10:54 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Proposed changes revealed for Peoria County septic code

The Peoria City/County Health department is considering code changes that regulate on-site wastewater systems.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move follows months of tweaks to the code:
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Health
4:12 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

IL Healthcare advocates tout new insurance marketplace

Healthcare advocates are celebrating the opening of Illinois' insurance marketplace, where those without coverage will be able to shop for plans under the Affordable Care Act starting Tuesday.  But they're also trying to temper expectations. 

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State News
5:32 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Illinois law bans tanning beds for minors

A new Illinois law bans anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed. Previously, minors had to get their parents' permission to use one.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Peoria Friendship House hosting health fair

Credit Maryland Pharmaceutical Society

The Peoria Friendship House is hosting a community health event Saturday. Peoria Public Radio’s Orko Manna reports the Community Unity Day and health fair combines two annual Friendship House events:


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Government
4:20 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Medical marijuana now legal in Illinois

Illinois doctors could soon start prescribing marijuana to their patients. IPR’s Tony Arnold reports:


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