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Christie Clinic offering free skin spot checks on Melanoma Monday, May 6

CHAMPAIGN — Christie Clinic's dermatology department will offer free skin spot checks May 6 as part of Melanoma Monday, a day devoted to raising awareness about melanoma and other kinds of skin cancer.

Registration is required to reserve a spot for these screenings, which will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the main clinic, 101 W. University Ave., C.

Two-wave flu season now the longest in decade

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.

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Q: How long is it safe to eat Easter eggs after they've been boiled and dyed?

North Carolina governor vetoes 'born-alive' legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Thursday written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if a later-term abortion results in an infant born alive.

Mississippi officials defend 'heartbeat' abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The office of Mississippi's Democratic attorney general filed papers this week defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

It's one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed it last month and it is set to take effect July 1.

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-age obesity risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

4 months after buying Campustown nursing home, new owner set to close it

CHAMPAIGN — Less than four months after buying the former Heartland of Champaign nursing home in the Campustown area, the new owners have filed a notice of intent with the state to close the facility.

Johnson & Johnson posts strong revenue in 1st quarter

Lower sales overseas and higher costs for research and litigation pushed Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit down 14%. Still, the health care giant beat profit and revenue expectations, pushing up its shares in premarket trading.

For the retirees, April 14-21, 2019

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.

The Law Q&A | Illinois, U.S. laws cover nursing at work, school

Spring has sprung, so let's pull out of the legal closet and dust off the laws on allowing moms to breastfeed their babies at work. Are there such rules for employers under either Illinois or federal law? And are there rules for students nursing babies at school?

You betcha.