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Health Care

Updated: Flu shots beset by delays

CHAMPAIGN — Flu vaccine shipment delays are causing at least two public health organizations in the area to delay flu shots longer than they would like, and a third is getting ready to start flu shot clinics with half the vaccine it ordered.

WIC program milk changes start Wednesday

The coordinator of an assistance program for women and children at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District said changes to a milk program are about removing fat and saturated fats from diets.

Pink icing or blue?

Technology has taken a lot of the mystery out of life.

Storms arrive on schedule. Cars drive themselves. Our phones tell us who’s calling, when the Cardinals’ game starts and not to forget the milk.

Window for health coverage signup shorter this year

CHAMPAIGN — There's going to be more to November than Thanksgiving and a chill in the air.

Another open enrollment for health coverage through the government marketplace is set to begin Nov. 15, and even those who enrolled last year and like what they got are being encouraged to take another look.

Dr. Maria Perdekamp - Mills Breast Cancer Institute

Dr. Maria Perdekamp - Mills Breast Cancer Institute: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the medical director of the Mills Breast Cancer Institute about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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Dieticians: Kids need less sodium

CHAMPAIGN — What do kids want for lunch and dinner?

Often it's the convenient, kid-friendly stuff like hot dogs, packaged pastas, pizza and chicken nuggets, all of which actually aren't so friendly when it comes to how much sodium they contain.

Forum to focus on women's health

CHAMPAIGN — Presence Covenant Medical Center will hold a free forum on women's health from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the wellness room at Presence Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave.

Expo shows resources for those with disabilities

CHAMPAIGN — The eighth annual Disability Resource Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive.

PACE to hold low vision fair

CHAMPAIGN — Here's a chance to learn more about low vision.

PACE, which serves people with disabilities, will hold a low vision fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave..

Sessions to offer information on help with Medicare premiums, prescriptions

CHAMPAIGN — Attention local seniors: You could be missing out on two financial help programs that cover the cost of Medicare premiums and lend a hand with prescription drug costs, according to two local organizations.