CHAMPAIGN — If you made a New Year's resolution to quit smoking, help is available through the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
The district will offer the eight-week Freedom from Smoking program, starting Jan. 17.
The program is open to anyone in Champaign County age 18 and older for $20. Anyone who completes six of the eight sessions gets half the fee refunded.
Dr. David Hagan, board chairman and immediate past president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, has been practicing medicine for 28 years.
Since his residency, he's had a family medicine practice in Gibson City.
The University of Illinois has partnered with an Illinois pharmaceutical and nutritional products company to create a new center on campus that will focus on interdisciplinary nutrition and cognition research.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning of a marked increase in pertussis, or whooping cough cases, primarily in Chicago and surrounding counties.
Statewide, there have been 1,149 cases reported, with most in Cook, McHenry, DuPage and Lake counties.
URBANA — Researchers have seen how the graceful notes of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D, when strummed on a harp, can affect the rhythm of the heart.
Now they want to broaden their study to measure the effect of the same piece of music when it's been played on the piano.
CHAMPAIGN — Several local community organizations are looking into starting a member-owned, not-for-profit health insurance plan to cover people living in East Central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN — When Angela Reggans was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, her first reaction was fear.
Then she got to work on her diet and started exercising.
"Over time, I realized I had a lot of control over the situation," said Reggans, 38, of Champaign.
DANVILLE — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is one of the most common — and deadly — lung diseases in the United States, according to Provena United Samaritans Medical Center officials.
They said COPD makes it difficult for a person to breathe. And the two main forms — chronic bronchitis and emphysema — both cause serious long-term disability and early death.
DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Health Department wants to create three new user fees that will be charged for services the department currently provides for free.