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The Latest: CDC: Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping

The Latest on a possible vaping-related illnesses around the U.S. (all times local): More>>

Study: Dogs help owners maintain a healthier heart

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The next time your four-legged best friend is begging for a walk, don’t delay, grab the leash. It’s good for you both.

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Illinois resident who experienced respiratory illness after vaping dies

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A person who was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness after vaping has died. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the death Friday.

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USDA suggests you skip washing poultry

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants you to stop washing or rinsing your raw poultry.

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What can be done to help autism services in Illinois?

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) Cases of Autism are on the rise with one in 59 children diagnosed with some form of the disorder in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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State treasurer promotes savings accounts for those with disabilities

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A relatively new program helps those with disabilities save money without losing their benefits.

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Reported illnesses among vapers reaches 150 possible cases

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The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing.

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VA goes smoke-free, offers programs to help you quit Video included

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VA heath care facilities across the nation are about to go smoke-free. Local VA workers say this initiative is about cutting down second hand smoke risks and also about helping veterans kick the habit.

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Missouri cites economy, eligibility checks for Medicaid drop

State officials say an improving economy is one of several factors that led to close to 90,000 children being dropped from Missouri's Medicaid health insurance program. More>>

Pritzker nixes family planning money after Trump 'gag rule'

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will not use federal family planning funds as long as Republican President Donald Trump's administration prohibits women's health clinics from referring patients for abortions.

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Gov. Pritzker signs bill allowing schools to supply diabetes medication to students

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Monday, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation allowing schools across the state to store an undesignated supply of the diabetes medication, glucagon, to treat students with diabetes.

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Southern Illinois health centers receive federal funds to combat opioid crisis Video included

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Rural Health in Anna is one of three southern Illinois health centers to receive funds to combat the opioid crisis.

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State extends deadline for medical marijuana applications

Missouri is giving businesses that want to run medical marijuana facilities more time to file applications. More>>

Vaccinations offered amid hepatitis worries in Franklin Co.

Health officials in eastern Missouri's Franklin County plan mass hepatitis A vaccinations Friday and Saturday after another outbreak of the contagious liver infection. More>>

Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires'

Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires' disease problem. More>>

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