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Doctors oppose allowing dentists to administer vaccinations

SPRINGFIELD — Doctors don't like a proposal pending in the Illinois Senate that would allow dentists to administer flu shots and some other vaccinations.

Pet talk: Orthopedic pain needs aggressive treatment plan

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

"Orthopedic pain is considered a severe type of pain that any mammal can experience," said Ashley Mitek, a veterinarian who is completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana.

State monitors for prescription addiction

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.

Buttons being sold to raise money to vaccinate kids against measles

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.

Catlin residents included in documentary about families, autism

"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.

Experts to talk about global health risks

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.

Stomach bug? It's probably not the flu; norovirus is in town

CHAMPAIGN — That stomach bug that's going around isn't the flu.

It's norovirus, and it's very contagious, state health officials warn.

Norovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. It can also come with low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle ache and fatigue.

Consultant hired to help sell Vermilion Manor Nursing Home

DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials have enlisted a marketing firm to help sell the county-owned Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.

Vomiting, diarrhea, cramps? Norovirus the likely bug

CHAMPAIGN — That stomach bug that’s going around isn’t the flu.

It’s norovirus, and it’s very contagious, state health officials warn.

Norovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. It can also come with low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle ache and fatigue.

New Provena unit to help with patient observation without admission

DANVILLE — For some patients who come to a hospital emergency room, doctors need some time to determine what's wrong.