Debra Pressey

Debra Pressey

Breast-cancer patients sought for new nationwide study

URBANA — Patients are being recruited for a new study that will expand on what researchers have already learned about customizing treatment for the most common type of early breast cancer.

Four area nursing homes fined for violations in third quarter

SPRINGFIELD — Four nursing homes in Champaign and Piatt counties have been fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health in connection with violations from July through September.

Northwest Champaign subdivision once again owns its lakes

CHAMPAIGN — More than a year after homeowners in a Champaign subdivision lost their neighborhood detention ponds and common areas in a tax sale, they've gotten them back.

The Health Reporter Is In, Oct. 25, 2018

Q: Does obesity make pregnancy riskier?

A: Excess weight during pregnancy adds some considerable risks for both Mom and baby.

Champaign Rotary seeking public donations to help eradicate polio

CHAMPAIGN — Polio may not be a disease Americans think about much these days, but the way Mark Thies sees it, this crippling disease remains a threat to all unvaccinated kids.

"My thought is that until polio is eradicated everywhere, no unvaccinated child is safe anywhere," he said.

Ammons: No harm intended in phone call to clerk's office employee

URBANA — A longtime Champaign County Clerk's Office employee said she wants an apology from Democrat Aaron Ammons after he left her a phone message that she considered to be threatening to her job.

The Health Reporter Is In, Oct. 18, 2018

Q: Is tinnitus really as debilitating and extreme as it was in the character played by Bradley Cooper in the film "A Star is Born"?

A: Millions of people suffer from tinnitus, and many of them don't have a mental disorder along with it. But research has suggested an association between anxiety and depression and tinnitus in some people.

Carle cancels NICU reunion in wake of Legionnaires' disease cases

CHAMPAIGN — A day after state health officials identified First Christian Church as one of the sites under investigation in connection with six Legionnaires' disease cases in Champaign County, Carle canceled a neonatal-intensive-care reunion that was to be held there this weekend.

Legionnaires' disease update: Church water fountain to be tested

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District plans to do testing Wednesday at a local church and two other locations that could potentially be connected with six cases of Legionnaires' disease in Champaign County.

First Christian Church, Champaign, was identified by state health officials as one investigation target.

State review board report raises no red flags on nursing home sale

URBANA — The pending $11 million sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home is headed to a hearing before a state review board without any negative findings from the board's staff.