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Mayor not sure how he broke neck

VILLA GROVE — Earlier this week, the mayor of this Douglas County town posted an eye-popping status update on his Facebook page.

"Broken neck sucks. Sorry, had to get that out," Terry Harbin wrote.

Selection of dean for Carle-UI med school moves closer

URBANA — Interim Provost Edward Feser said he's hopeful a new dean for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine can be announced by the end of the summer.

UI and Carle officials are finishing up reference checks and "will be negotiating with our top finalists very shortly," he said Monday.

Promise Healthcare adds two walk-in clinics

CHAMPAIGN — Promise Healthcare has added walk-in medical clinics open weekdays at two locations.

One is at Frances Nelson Health Center, 819 Bloomington Road, C, and the other is at the Community Resource Center at Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park, U, in Building 3 near the emergency department.

Behavioral changes may herald dementia

WASHINGTON — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.

Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families.

Nursing home board chair: Facility 'a significant asset'

URBANA — The chair of the county nursing home board told the Champaign County Board Thursday night that despite its flaws, the nursing home "is a real asset, it's not just another nursing home that's in this community" and that it should continue to be supported by the county board.

Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says

LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

FAQs on pets and Zika

By University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

9 percent premium hike for Urbana has Prussing looking to Springfield

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URBANA — A higher health insurance quote for Urbana city employees has Mayor Laurel Prussing ready to appeal to lawmakers.

Lineman recovering from 8,000-volt New Year's Eve burns

RANTOUL — Marvin Scherbring hadn't been back to the site where an electrical accident on New Year's Eve Day nearly took his life.

He'd driven by, but had never gotten close to the electrical transclosure, where the line foreman for the village of Rantoul sustained serious burns when he was hit with nearly 8,000 volts.

Monticello couple will chair fundraiser

CHICAGO — Liz and Tony Galbo of Monticello will be the honorary chairs of this year's Sepsis Challenge Illinois Run and Walk on July 30 in south suburban Orland Park.

The Galbos' daughter, Gabriella, passed away four years ago from septic shock, brought on by Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which had gone undiagnosed until it was too late.