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Connecticut university closes because of student illness

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut university is shutting down for the day after about 100 students fell ill.

John Clark, the president of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, says he consulted with state, local and university health officials before deciding to close the school for Monday.

For the retirees, April 22-29, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

County board vote puts nursing home management deal in jeopardy

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UI grad student's new app aims to destimagtize STDs for teens

CHAMPAIGN — Though we are 50 years removed from the sexual revolution of the 1960s, it sometimes seems there's still a stigma to discussing sex and sexually transmitted diseases. Maybe you feel it's not polite to talk about it or it's weird to bring it up with your parents or your doctor, and if you're a teenager, asking questions may come with a lot of anxiety.

Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.

'Pharma Bro' heads to New Jersey for federal prison stay

ORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.

Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix.

The Health Reporter Is In, April 19, 2018

Q: Some airlines have new rules for passengers who want to fly with animals in the cabin area, but cargo areas aren't necessarily safest for pets. What do veterinarians advise when it comes to safe air travel with pets?

Entertainment listings, April 19-26, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

AMISH COUNTRY SPRING QUILT SHOW

What: Amish handcrafted quilts, competition, exhibit and auction quilts, quilt vendors with materials and supplies. Quilts are displayed every day. Quilt auction on Saturday. Quilt classes, quilt/needlecraft and other vendors at the show itself and other displays downtown in the Gazebo Annex.

Walk for Wishes fundraiser set May 5 at Champaign's West Side Park

CHAMPAIGN — A community event to celebrate local Make-A-Wish kids and raise money to grant wishes for local children battling critical illnesses is planning a fundraiser in early May.

Walk for Wishes Champaign is set for 10 a.m. May 5 at West Side Park in Champaign.

Spokeswoman Janet Bantz Glavin described it as "family-friendly event open to anyone who wishes to attend."