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Medical marijuana use rejected for intractable pain, autism

SPRINGFIELD  (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has rejected intractable pain and autism spectrum disorder as medical conditions that could be treated with medical cannabis.

The petition to add intractable pain to the medical marijuana program was submitted in July 2015 to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.

UI med school prepping for national agency's visit

URBANA — The new Carle Illinois College of Medicine has cleared two more hurdles as it moves toward a July 2018 opening.

The college's four-year medical degree received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education earlier this month, and the national body that approves medical schools plans a site visit in June.

Davis says he's not hanging it up on health care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis pledged Monday night during a telephone town hall that he would continue to work for legislation to provide affordable health care.

GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill, but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need.

For the retirees, March 26-April 1, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Top of the Morning, March 26, 2017

Next Sunday kicks off the "Light It Up Blue" campaign designed to raise awareness for autism.

Carol and Russ Lake will participate by having their 15-year-old grandson, Brandon, install a blue light outside their Champaign home later this week (right).

Davis: 'Disappointed' in many GOP colleagues for not backing health care bill

What state lawmakers and other notables are saying about Friday’s news — the House Republican health care bill didn’t receive the support it needed, paving the way for Obamacare to remain the law of the land for at least the foreseeable future:

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

House nearing climactic vote on GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.

Science Says: Who and what is to blame for cancer?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?