• Experts suggest mental health attention with return to school

    As children return to school, mental health experts are encouraging parents to inform themselves about mental health among children and adolescents.

  • Tropical Storm Colin forms in Gulf

    MIAMI -- The third named tropical system of the year, Colin, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Quilt Fest shows 'labor of love'

    The Decatur Quilters Guild is hosting its annual Quilt Fest Friday and Saturday.

  • Hospitals add 3D Mammography

    Several Central Illinois hospitals are switching to new 3D Mammography, according to a pair of announcements Tuesday.

  • Report finds low spending on smoking prevention in Illinois, states

    A new report analyzes smoking in Illinois and the money spent to stop it.

  • Organ organization speaks out ahead of TV show

    SPRINGFIELD- Ahead of a Tuesday evening episode of the medical drama Chicago Med that is expected to include discussions of organ donation, an organ procurement organization in Illinois is expressing hope that the added attention will reinforce the importance of organ and tissue donation and dispel common myths.

  • Alzheimer's Special Report

    Decatur-- Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the brain and is one of more than 50 causes of Dementia or memory loss.
  • Special Report: Cancer Gene

    DECATUR - For one Decatur family, breast cancer is a fact of life.    Out of seven siblings, 5 have tested positive for a gene called PALB2.        
  • More kids in home means higher chance for sickness

    UTAH – A study from researchers at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine finds the more children in a household, the more likely it is that someone will get sick.
  • Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Opens at SCI

    SPRINGFIELD - The Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield has been chosen as one of the sites for a new clinical trial for prostate cancer therapy. 1500 men nationwide will be enrolled in the trial.
  • What's a Heart Worth?

    Decatur- Mildred Eynon has been sick since she was a baby. She was born on February 11, 2008 and took on the nickname Millie."She was born as cute as a button and she was perfectly healthy as far as we know," her mother Diana Eynon said.Before she could reach eight months old, Millie turned ill."I saw her heart beat visible through her baby clothing," Eynon said.Her parents knew something was wrong, so they took her to a Doctor. After the doctor saw Millie, in thirty minutes she had "to be ai...
  • Fixing an Ill-equipped Mental Health System

    State lawmakers are thinking of ways to prevent another mass shooting. One way is to fix an overwhelmed mental health system. Between 2009 and 2012, Illinois slashed funding for community mental health
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  • Babies with Vaccinated Mothers less likely to catch the Flu

    Babies with Vaccinated Mothers less likely to catch the Flu

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 9:01 AM EDT2016-05-03 13:01:55 GMT

    UTAH - Babies are much less likely to get the flu, if their mothers are vaccinated during pregnancy.

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    UTAH - Babies are much less likely to get the flu, if their mothers are vaccinated during pregnancy.

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  • Syphilis on the rise Sangamon County

    Syphilis on the rise Sangamon County

    Monday, May 2 2016 10:05 AM EDT2016-05-02 14:05:55 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD - New developments on the growing local problem of sexually transmitted diseases.

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    SPRINGFIELD - New developments on the growing local problem of sexually transmitted diseases.

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  • Zika Virus Test Available in the U.S.

    Zika Virus Test Available in the U.S.

    Monday, May 2 2016 9:51 AM EDT2016-05-02 13:51:21 GMT

    ATLANTA – Starting today, U.S. doctors will have access to a new test for the Zika virus.

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    ATLANTA – Starting today, U.S. doctors will have access to a new test for the Zika virus.

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  • Wine and Coffee are Great for your Gut

    Wine and Coffee are Great for your Gut

    Monday, May 2 2016 9:43 AM EDT2016-05-02 13:43:43 GMT

    NETHERLANDS – There is a bit of good news for wine and coffee lovers.

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    NETHERLANDS – There is a bit of good news for wine and coffee lovers.

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  • Playground Injuries Increase

    Playground Injuries Increase

    Monday, May 2 2016 9:04 AM EDT2016-05-02 13:04:24 GMT

    ATLANTA – According to a study led by researchers at the CDC, the number of children treated for playground related brain injuries increased significantly between 2005 and 2013. 

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    ATLANTA – According to a study led by researchers at the CDC, the number of children treated for playground related brain injuries increased significantly between 2005 and 2013. 

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  • Chemo Memory Therapy

    Chemo Memory Therapy

    Monday, May 2 2016 9:02 AM EDT2016-05-02 13:02:30 GMT

    MAINE - A study led by researchers at Eastern Maine Medical Center shows specialized behavioral therapy may help reduce memory problems linked to chemotherapy.

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    MAINE - A study led by researchers at Eastern Maine Medical Center shows specialized behavioral therapy may help reduce memory problems linked to chemotherapy.

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  • Military Children and Mental Health

    Military Children and Mental Health

    Monday, May 2 2016 9:01 AM EDT2016-05-02 13:01:08 GMT

    MARYLAND - A new study led by researchers at Uniformed reveals an increase in mental health problems among children of military personnel.

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    MARYLAND - A new study led by researchers at Uniformed reveals an increase in mental health problems among children of military personnel.

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  • Higher Order Births on the Decline

    Higher Order Births on the Decline

    Thursday, April 28 2016 8:46 AM EDT2016-04-28 12:46:11 GMT

    ATLANTA - A study led by researchers at CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, shows triplet and higher order multiple births have dropped by 41-percent over the past two decades.

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    ATLANTA - A study led by researchers at CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, shows triplet and higher order multiple births have dropped by 41-percent over the past two decades.

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  • Food Allergies and Low Income Children

    Food Allergies and Low Income Children

    Thursday, April 28 2016 8:39 AM EDT2016-04-28 12:39:51 GMT

    CHICAGO - According to a new study at Northwestern University, kids from low-income families may not have access to quality care for food allergies. 

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    CHICAGO - According to a new study at Northwestern University, kids from low-income families may not have access to quality care for food allergies. 

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  • Eye Ointment Recall

    Eye Ointment Recall

    WASHINGTON - Allergan is voluntarily recalling certain lots of various eye ointments.More \232a
    WASHINGTON - Allergan is voluntarily recalling certain lots of various eye ointments.More \232a
  • Doctor's note required to skip immunizations

    Doctor's note required to skip immunizations

       New Law requires doctor's signature on form to opt out of school required vaccinations.  More \232a
       New Law requires doctor's signature on form to opt out of school required vaccinations.  More \232a
  • Woman sentenced for role in pipe bomb case

    Woman sentenced for role in pipe bomb case

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- A Bloomington will spend the next three years in prison for her role in a plan to put a pipe bomb in her brother's mailbox in Decatur. Linda Sue Curtis was sentenced Friday in federal court in Urbana. Curtis pleaded guilty in October to conspiring with Lloyd Lockwood of Bloomington. Lockwood is serving a 10-year sentence for placing the explosive device in the mailbox. A bomb squad neutralized the explosive. Court records show that Curtis wanted to get her brother in t...More \232a
    URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- A Bloomington will spend the next three years in prison for her role in a plan to put a pipe bomb in her brother's mailbox in Decatur. Linda Sue Curtis was sentenced Friday in federal court in Urbana. Curtis pleaded guilty in October to conspiring with Lloyd Lockwood of Bloomington. Lockwood is serving a 10-year sentence for placing the explosive device in the mailbox. A bomb squad neutralized the explosive. Court records show that Curtis wanted to get her brother in t...More \232a
  • Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

    Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

    DECATUR - It's a simple test that could save your life. Decatur Memorial Hospital is announcing it will hold prostate cancer screenings free of charge during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold free prostate cancer screenings during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. They'll be held Thursday, September 11, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur. The building is located at 210 W. McKinley Avenue.No appointment is required. Th...More \232a
    DECATUR - It's a simple test that could save your life. Decatur Memorial Hospital is announcing it will hold prostate cancer screenings free of charge during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold free prostate cancer screenings during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. They'll be held Thursday, September 11, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur. The building is located at 210 W. McKinley Avenue.No appointment is required. Th...More \232a
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