DANVILLE — The good news: Fewer Vermilion County high school students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and marijuana, attempting suicide, and using unhealthy methods to lose weight.
CHAMPAIGN — Contributions to the United Way of Champaign County are running behind, with less than three months left to meet the agency’s $3.3 million goal.
As of Tuesday, the United Way had raised a bit over $3.03 million, about 9 percent behind where fundraising was at this time last year, says United Way President and CEO Sue Grey.
By Leia Kedem
Stomach woes were rampant this past winter. Were you one of the unlucky ones to experience a 24-hour bug or the "stomach flu?" If so, I'm willing to bet you'd do anything to avoid repeating it.
URBANA — The veterinarians at the University of Illinois have pulled Keri Bradbury's dog, Nakita, through a near-fatal case of tetanus.
Now it's up to doctors to do what they can for Bradbury.
A 40-year-old Pontiac mother of two, Bradbury said she learned she has colorectal cancer within a day of finding out her dog had tetanus.
TUSCOLA — How did a county with an outlet mall — but without a hospital — get chosen this year's healthiest place to live in Illinois?
Parents, schools, doctors and the health department work together here, said Susan Hays, director of nursing at the Douglas County Health Department.
SPRINGFIELD — Doctors don't like a proposal pending in the Illinois Senate that would allow dentists to administer flu shots and some other vaccinations.
Having closely watched drug addicts of all kinds for the last 14 years of his career, Champaign County Judge Jeff Ford knows how creative they can be.
Those addicted to prescription medication are often among the most clever.
URBANA — University of Illinois students are hoping to help the American Red Cross raise money to vaccinate more children in developing countries against measles.
The UI American Red Cross Club will continue selling measles buttons on the UI Quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday for $1 each.
"The United States of Autism," a documentary about families living with autism set to premier in New York City on April 5, will include Catlin residents Tim and Cheri Welsh and their son, Tanner.
It will be shown at the Savoy 16 theater at 7 p.m. April 23 and help raise money for three organizations, he said.
URBANA — How much do you know about emerging global health risks — and which ones you need to pay attention to at home and when you travel?
A panel of experts will talk about these health risks and answer questions from the audience at a free community forum from 7 to 9 p.m. March 7 at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U.