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Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana Video included

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A new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. More>>

Carbondale Farmer's Market promotes fresh food and fitness Video included

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CARBONDALE --  Fresh food with a side of Fresh Fitness. The City of Carbondale is teaming up with the Carbondale Park District to host a series of group fitness classes during the Carbondale Farmer's Market. 

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Expert weighs in on teaching children to cope with terror attacks Video included

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UNION CO. -- With Facebook, Twitter and television, it's nearly impossible to shield your kids from violence around the world. But how do you explain to a child that 22 people died at a pop star's concert in a terrorist attack?

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Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

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Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection. More>>

House Call: Risk factors for a stroke Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in this country. An estimated 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year and more than 140,000 patients die as a result. 

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Local doctor warns of caffeine dangers Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The recent death of a South Carolina teen brings the dangers of "too much" caffeine back into the spotlight. 

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Jeep Jam returns for Hospice of Southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Hospice of Southern Illinois is hitting the road for its latest fundraiser. The second annual Jeep Jam Poker run is Saturday, June 17.  

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Harrisburg Medical Center presents free stroke seminar Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Learn what a stroke is and how to recognize its symptoms in a free stroke seminar.

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House Call: New procedure cuts stroke risk Video included

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CARBONDALE -- May is stroke awareness month and a leading cause is carotid artery disease from blockages in the neck.  

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House Call: Signs & symptoms of a stroke Video included

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WSIL -- May is Stroke Awareness Month. Doctors say remember the acronym F.A.S.T.  

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House Call: Walk the Block event coming Thursday Video included

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SALINE COUNTY -- People in our region will soon be walking the block to support National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. 

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House Call: Free Dentistry Day returns in May

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CARBONDALE -- In May, University Place Dental in Carbondale is once again offering free services to people in southern Illinois.  

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Program that grants kids' wishes looking for volunteers

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EVANSVILLE, IN -- You've probably heard of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. But there is a more localized group granting wishes for hundreds of children around the region.  

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House Call: Digital dementia seminar coming soon

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MARION -- Technology is a big part of our lives, even children and in some cases infants and toddlers.  

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Alabama boy reacts to seeing new eye

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ALABAMA -- An Alabama boy battling a form of eye cancer recently received a prosthetic eye, and his parents caught his reaction on camera. 

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House Call: An early start to spring allergies

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WSIL -- Watery eyes, runny noses and lots of sneezing are usually the hallmarks of spring.  

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House Call: Colon Cancer Awareness

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WSIL --    March is colon cancer awareness month. 

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Color Fun Run benefits Autism Society of SI

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CARBONDALE -- Mark your calendars for April 15. No your taxes aren't due that day that's April 18 this year. It's the Autism Society of Southern Illinois' Color Fun Run.     

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Wear purple to support pancreatic cancer awareness

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WSIL -- November 17 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

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Scare up some Halloween safety

There's no trick to staying safe on Halloween, safety experts say.

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Injectors to fight allergic reactions under Rauner's review

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CHICAGO (AP) - A bill is awaiting action from Gov. Bruce Rauner that would give Illinois police training and authorization to carry epinephrine auto-injectors to help with severe allergic reactions.

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Data: Many Illinois schools cut back on physical education

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CHICAGO (AP) - Data released by the Illinois State Board of Education show many schools in the state have cut back on days of physical education on class schedules.

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Food for Thought: Serving up pie for Thanksgiving

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WSIL -- Thanksgiving is around the corner and one of the favorite parts of the meal is dessert.  

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Double-digit leaps in insurance prices in parts of Illinois

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CHICAGO (AP) - Insurance prices in parts of Illinois are spiking by more than 20 percent on the marketplace that's a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health overhaul. More>>

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