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The Health Reporter Is In, Aug. 3, 2018

Q: How well do local hospitals do in treating sepsis?

A: For much of last year, both hospitals in Urbana did better than the national average in delivering timely and appropriate care for sepsis.

The Health Reporter Is In, July 26, 2018

Q: Has anybody in this area gotten the intestinal illness linked to eating salads from McDonald's?

A: Yes, though not all cases in Champaign County and other areas have been linked to McDonald's.

The Health Reporter Is In, July 12, 2018

Q: How well did this year's Relay for Life do in Champaign County?

A: The goal for this year's American Cancer Society fundraiser was set at just half the amount of last year's, and it hasn't yet been met.

Held June 23 in Champaign's West Side Park, the relay event has raised nearly $56,000 toward its $75,000 goal.

The Health Reporter Is In, June 28, 2018

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Q: What should be included in a good school physical exam?

The Health Reporter Is In, June 21, 2018

Q: Do any C-U pools offer separate swim times for kids with sensory processing issues?

A: The Urbana Park District is making quiet "sensory-friendly" swim sessions available for the first time this summer. They're from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays through Aug. 17 at the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center, 102 E. Michigan Ave.

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?

The Health Reporter Is In, May 31, 2018

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Q: What burns off more calories — gardening or golfing?

A: Provided you skip the golf cart and haul your own clubs, you'll burn off a bit more by playing golf.

The Health Reporter Is In, May 24, 2018

Q: What should you know before you take part in a virtual health visit?

A: First of all, be aware that not every telehealth service is the same. And not all doctors think virtual visits are such a great idea.

The Health Reporter Is In, May 10, 2018

Q: What's going on with OSF HealthCare's plans to open urgent care clinics in C-U?

The Health Reporter Is In, May 3, 2018

Q: What are the pros of taking a daily probiotic, and are there any cons?

A: There's been a lot of research done about the benefits of probiotics, those live microorganisms promising better gut health. But a lot of unknowns remain about which probiotics are helpful and which aren't, and what impacts they may have on certain health conditions.