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Special Needs Dental Program in Southern Illinois

March 2nd, 2015

This program is the only one in Illinois, outside of Chicago, that currently offers dental anesthesia for children on Medicaid. The Special Needs Dental Program says its goal is to provide high-quality, compassion dental car,…

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Fire Extinguisher Recall

February 17th, 2015

Kidde recalls disposable plastic fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge. On February 12, 2015 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of several disposable Kidde brand fire extinguishers. A faulty valve can cause…

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Adult Day Program Proposed for Glencoe IL

February 12th, 2015

A new adult day program is being planned but needs at least 8 participants to start. Leisure in Full Effect (LIFE) is a year-round adult day program offered by the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association….

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Shriners and UI Health Join Forces

February 9th, 2015

New affiliation agreement allows for seamless care. The Shriners and UI Health created an affiliation that allows patients easier access to doctors. This UI Health article details how patients will benefit from the new arrangement….

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Project Funds Master’s Degrees to Work with CSHCN

February 9th, 2015

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC) received a federal grant to fund master’s degrees for students who plan to work with children with disabilities and their families. It’s known as the PCRP Project – Preparing…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 6th, 2015

Did you know tooth decay affects U.S. children more than any other infectious disease? The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February. The campaign aims to help people understand why dental…

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