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White House launches anti-opioid ads aimed at youths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic.

Champaign 2-year-old trying to beat brain cancer one dance at a time

CHAMPAIGN — Don't underestimate the power of a musical cue.

When 2-year-old Zayvian Daniels hears his favorite songs come on, he snaps to attention. It doesn't matter what he was doing before — even vomiting takes a back seat when Michael Jackson or Bruno Mars start crooning.

The Health Reporter Is In, June 7, 2018

Q: Whatever became of the money dispute between Presence Health and the foundation boards of the Urbana and Danville hospitals that are now part of OSF HealthCare? Did that ever get resolved?

Carrie Busey principal named new CEO of Stephens Family YMCA

CHAMPAIGN — In his new job, Jeff Scott will still be working with kids.

Just a lot more of them. And covering a wider range of ages.

The eight-year principal at Champaign's Carrie Busey Elementary School is the new president and CEO at the Stephens Family YMCA, it was announced Tuesday.

Carle using projections to help kids stay calm during CT scans

URBANA — With the touch of a power button, a big medical imaging machine suddenly looks like a beach or a castle or a pirate's ship.

Or more. Kids can now choose among about a dozen colorful scenes to look at while they're undergoing a CT (computed tomography) scan at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk.

Report: Skimping can't save seniors from rising cost of meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers.

For the retirees, June 3-10, 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.

Today's Special | Former Pickles manager starting from Scratch in St. Joe

ST. JOSEPH — After working 17 years at Douglas County Mental Health, including serving as director for the last seven years, Jan Aten decided to open Scratch Restaurant in her hometown at 227 E. Lincoln St.

"Working in mental health is a very high-stress job dealing with the state and budgets, and it was time for me to do something else," she said.

St. Louis Rotarian's 1,000-mile cycling fundraiser headed for C-U

HAMEL — A St. Louis-area man on a 1,000-mile trek to do his part in the Rotary Club's battle against polio is set to pedal his Barcalounger-themed "rickshaw" bicycle into Champaign-Urbana on Tuesday.

Ralph Zuke, 51, set off Friday from the eastern St. Louis suburb of Fairview Heights en route to Toronto in time for the start of the Rotary International Convention on June 23.