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Despite dry summer, beware of mosquitoes

If it has been a while since a mosquito has buzzed by your ear, that does not mean you can expect to be free from mosquitoes or the threat of West Nile Virus this summer.

Nursing home board opposes ballot questions

URBANA — Members of the county nursing home's advisory board went on record Monday night against a plan to bring two nursing home-related proposals to the county's voters in November.

Giving of themselves: Excess breast milk helping infants around the world

Somewhere in South Africa, a baby could be thriving today because of life-saving breast milk donated by a mom in Savoy.

Fundraiser July 13 for group aiding adults with disabilities

CHAMPAIGN — An organization that provides financial help to improve the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities, or what used to be known as mental retardation, is seeking the local community's support.

Benefit for Oakwood resident battling Stage 4 cancer set Saturday

OAKWOOD — Family and friends of Tim Wright will hold a benefit on Saturday to help the 45-year-old Oakwood resident and his family with medical expenses.

Michelle Frazier said Wright, who is her cousin, has been battling Stage 4 lung, brain and bone cancer.

State disciplines Urbana doctor for not renewing medical license

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has disciplined an Urbana physician.

The state in May indefinitely suspended for one year Dr. Rati Dutta for practicing on a nonrenewed license. Dutta was also fined $1,000.

Reaction mixed to health care ruling

CHAMPAIGN — Patient advocates are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but a local insurance executive warns it will likely result in higher coverage costs for those under 45.

Congressional reaction to Supreme Court ruling

Illinois Republicans already in Congress or hoping to get there vowed Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, while one Democratic candidate said the law doesn't go far enough.

Time for Illinois to create health insurance exchange, advocates say

CHAMPAIGN — Patient advocates are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but a local insurance executive warns higher premium costs are likely ahead for those under 45.

Problems plague Frances Nelson

CHAMPAIGN — Even before a local community organization tried to buy Frances Nelson Health Center, the small clinic had been plagued with problems, The News-Gazette has learned.