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To Your Health: Easy breakfast meals to start day off right

By BETH PERALTA

"Mom, why are you eating in the car?" the question came from my preschooler a few weeks ago.

Illinois Jimmy John's asked to stop selling sprouts after salmonella cases

SPRINGFIELD — State health officials have asked Jimmy John's sandwich shops in Illinois to remove sprouts from their menus while they continue to investigate the source of a salmonella infection cluster.

Judge allows Covenant to continue fight for property-tax refund

URBANA — A Champaign County judge will allow a lawsuit in which Presence Covenant Medical Center is seeking a multimillion-dollar refund from local taxing districts to continue, but only if the hospital returns to court with more information.

The Health Reporter Is In: Jan. 18, 2018

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Q: How safe is it to get a spray tan?

A: It's a safer way to achieve a tan than actual sun exposure or using tanning beds, a Christie Clinic dermatologist said.

East Lynn toddler getting needed kidney transplant thanks to aunt

EAST LYNN — In many ways, Mason Steiner is a typical 2-year-old.

He loves dinosaurs and Nerf guns. He loves getting into things. He loves his big brother, William — and occasionally fights with him, as siblings do.

"If you didn't know about the kidney disease, you wouldn't think anything is wrong with him," mother Holly Steiner, of East Lynn, said of her younger son.

'Youth Mental Health First Aid Training' event set in Danville

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board is hosting another "Youth Mental Health First Aid Training" for anyone who works with young people.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 18, 2018

Not everyone is complaining about the latest cold spell. Like VANESSA DUNCAN, who puts on the Polar Plunge in these parts for Special Olympics Illinois.

"Polar Plunge wouldn't work in Florida," she said. "We need it cold."

Let it slide

While some may be counting the days until spri

Champaign County sues drugmakers, 3 doctors over opioid risks

URBANA — A Champaign law firm has filed suit on behalf of the state of Illinois and Champaign County against a handful of drug companies, asserting that they knew that the painkilling pharmaceuticals they manufactured misled "consumers and medical suppliers through misrepresentations or omissions regarding the appropriate uses, risks and safety of opioids."

Presence hospitals' foundations seek answers about locally raised funds

URBANA — The charitable foundations of both Presence hospitals in Urbana and Danville want to know what's becoming of millions of dollars contributed by local donors when a new owner takes over in about two weeks.