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Q&A: When to call a pediatrician

Published: Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11 p.m.

Deciding when your child is just a little under the weather and when your child should go to the pediatrician is an age-old question for parents.

Dr. Yaser Freij, a pediatric physician with Springfield Clinic Taylorville, provides some guidelines.

Doctor stress affects the care patients receive

Published: Oct. 02, 2011 @ 10 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS - Dr. Dan Fulton and his wife, Lois, talk about stress quite a bit

5 things to know when choosing a physician

Published: Oct. 01, 2011 @ 11 p.m.

Finding a doctor, whether you need a primary care physician or a specialist for a certain disease or condition, can be one of the toughest decisions to make. How do you know if you're picking a quality doctor?

Q&A: Key answers about listeria in fruit

Published: Sept. 30, 2011 @ 11 p.m.

Some questions consumers may have about listeria in cantaloupes.

Head Start families encouraged to promote exercise, healthy eating

Published: Sept. 30, 2011 @ 6 a.m.

Games to promote exercise and healthy eating were on the menu during Thursday's health fair for Head Start families and teachers.

'Real Men Wear Pink' campaign kicks off for sixth year

Published: Sept. 29, 2011 @ 10 p.m.

St. John's Hospital and the American Cancer Society kicked off their sixth annual "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign Thursday to stress the importance of annual mammograms and early detection of breast cancer.

Be Aware Women's Fair returns Oct. 15

Published: Sept. 29, 2011 @ 10 p.m.

The second annual Be Aware Women's Fair will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. A $4 admission covers all exhibits, health screenings, demonstrations and entertainment.

Illinois to mark Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Published: Sept. 29, 2011 @ 8 p.m.

Illinois education and transportation officials are encouraging schools to participate in the upcoming International Walk to School Day.

Public awareness about jobs for disabled

Published: Sept. 29, 2011 @ 8 p.m.

CHICAGO - Billboards could be the latest tools to help the disabled in Illinois find jobs in a tough economy.

Death raises questions after Ill. hospital closure

Published: Sept. 29, 2011 @ 7 p.m.

CHICAGO -- A patient who predicted he wouldn't survive a move from a now-closed Illinois charity hospital has died three weeks after his transfer to a nursing home, family and friends said Thursday.  

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