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Health Care

Take-home EEG available to some patients

CHAMPAIGN — One in 10 people will suffer a seizure at some point in their lives, and it can take time to detect the telltale changes in brain waves if seizures are happening to you.

Family life: Medication disposal sites available in C-U

By Chelsey Byers/University of Illinois Extension

Do you have unwanted medicines in your home that you just don't know what to do with? It is important to dispose of them properly in order to protect your family, pets, community and environment.

Namesake honored by recognition

CHAMPAIGN — There's health care and there's compassionate health care.

And for Gloria Valenti, the second kind makes all the difference to a patient, especially one feeling overwhelmed, confused or afraid.

"It's the most important thing when people enter the health care system, that they feel people have compassion and understanding for them," she says.

New home for Prairie Center

Ribbon-cutting, open house set for Sept. 8

DANVILLE — Prairie Center Health Systems has a new Danville location.

The agency, which provides substance-abuse prevention and treatment services, opened for business this week at 1222 E. Voorhees St., known to many as the old Mettam Safety building.

Younger children advised to skip needle

CDC recommending nasal spray for kids 2-8

CHAMPAIGN — Getting a flu shot isn't necessarily a kid's favorite thing to do, but many younger children will likely be able to bypass the needle this year.

U.N.: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press

Group proposing medical pot operation near LeRoy

LeROY — Representatives of ICC Holdings have big plans for 20 acres of land outside of town by Salt Creek Road.

The acreage could soon be home to a medicinal cannabis cultivation center if the state grants the group a license later this year.

Area plot 'best' for pot

MONTICELLO — A Chicago company wants to put a medical marijuana cultivation center on 23 acres of land in Monticello that it already has under contract.

Marijuana cultivation group chooses Clinton

CLINTON — Farmer City is out of the running for a medicinal marijuana cultivation center.

The group that was in discussion with city manager Larry Woliung told DeWitt County Board members: "You beat out Farmer City."

'Smoked,' but not by stroke

CHAMPAIGN — The air temperature was 94 degrees, and it was at least 10 degrees hotter on the Memorial Stadium turf when U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and 12-year-old Jackson Cunningham lined up for a 40-yard dash in front of about 20 University of Illinois football players and other observers.