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Court order temporarily restricts nurse's movement

ROBERT F. BUKATY, Associated Press

Health Alliance plan available for some in state, but not here

URBANA — State retirees in the midst of open enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans are finding an HMO option through Health Alliance Medical Plans, but it isn't available to those in Champaign County and most others in Central Illinois.

Area organizations get grants for oral health

CHAMPAIGN — Three area organizations, Promise Healthcare, the Douglas County Health Department and Lake Land College, are each receiving $10,000 grants from the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation.

The foundation selected 12 organizations throughout the state to share in nearly $100,000 of community grants to help improve oral health care for children.

Vermilion health department flu clinics to resume

DANVILLE — Flu shot clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department will start again Wednesday, now that more flu vaccine has arrived.

The health department was forced to postpone some of its clinics earlier this month after it used up its vaccine supply and more vaccine on back-order hadn't yet arrived.

Ericka Williams - Health Alliance 10-27-14

Ericka Williams - Health Alliance 10-27-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Ericka Williams from Health Alliance about the Medicare Enrollment period, now through December 7th.

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John Roska: On medical marijuana and Illinois

Q: When will medical marijuana actually be available in Illinois?

A: Soon, but not yet. Probably early to mid-2015.

Some applicants have apparently been approved, and have received the "registry identification card" that certifies they're a "qualifying patient" who can use medical marijuana.

Pneumonia vaccine for people at risk

CHAMPAIGN — Here's something to consider when you get your flu shot: Some people also need a pneumonia shot.

There's nothing complicated about who needs a flu shot — it's advised for everyone 6 months old and up. But guidelines for pneumonia shots are based on age and health factors.

Health-wellness fair set in Danville

DANVILLE — A free health and wellness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave.

The event is being sponsored by Marcia Keys.

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press
COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press