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School invites community to join in 3K walk/run

CHAMPAIGN — The local community is invited to participate in a 3K walk/run with Carrie Busey Elementary School families at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Classes on diabetes offered this fall

URBANA — People with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes will get a chance to take a free series of classes to better manage the disease, starting this fall.

Report foresees half of Illinoisans becoming obese

UPDATED 9:20 p.m. Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN — More than half of Illinois residents could be obese by 2030 if current trends continue, a new report Tuesday projects.

Another group to buy ads criticizing Gill

Another so-called "independent" group has entered the 13th Congressional District race in opposition to Democrat David Gill.

The American Action Network announced it would spend up to $350,000 on anti-Gill television and digital advertising in the congressional district that runs from Champaign-Urbana southwest to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis.

Davis criticizes some federal health programs, backs others

SPRINGFIELD — Republican congressional candidate Rodney Davis on Monday decried "a government-run health care system" but endorsed federal programs that subsidize rural hospitals and community health care providers like the Frances Nelson Health Center in Champaign.

Danville hospital begins sidewalk, driveway work

DANVILLE — Provena United Samaritans Medical Center will begin a project today (Monday, Sept. 17) to replace sidewalks and driveways on the surgery ramp entrance on Logan Avenue.

During the project, which is expected to last five to six weeks, the ramp entrance will be closed.

Provena names to become Presence

URBANA — Part of the names of Provena Covenant and Provena United Samaritans medical centers will change next year.

The two hospitals will be renamed Presence Covenant Medical Center and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, to reflect the name of their new parent organization, Presence Health.

Some aldermen remain opposed to cell tower near hospital

DANVILLE — Despite letters to city officials confirming that the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and Provena United Samaritans Medical Center are not opposed to AT&T's plans to build a 199-foot cellular tower 300 yards northwest of the hospital's helicopter landing pad, some Danville aldermen and residents still object, believing the tower poses a

Parkland sets information sessions on health professions

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College will hold a series of information sessions about its health professions programs.

Anyone interested in a health career is invited to attend. Applicants to the programs range from new high school graduates to older adults making career changes, says Rita Myles, program manager for Parkland's health careers program.

Human Kinetics part of change in national fitness program

CHAMPAIGN — A national program that promotes youth fitness is changing to emphasize health over performance — and materials published by Champaign-based Human Kinetics will be part of the new program.

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition announced Monday it is replacing the President's Council Youth Fitness Test with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.