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Read article: Measles awareness: Protecting you and your community
Measles awareness: Protecting you and your community
What is measles?  Measles is a severe respiratory infection that causes rashes and fever. It is very contagious. Measles can be dangerous,...
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Read article: Cancer awareness
Cancer awareness
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Illinois saw nearly 66,000 new...
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Read article: Celebrate Brain Awareness Week
Celebrate Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. BAW was founded by the Dana Alliance for...
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Read article: Coalition supports food safety, food access, and expansion opportunities through grants to local organizations
Coalition supports food safety, food access, and expansion opportunities through grants to local organizations
Many families struggle to have adequate access to enough nutritious foods to support an active and healthy lifestyle. There is no one answer to the...

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Recognizing heat-related warning signs for gardeners and landscapers
URBANA, Ill. — Landscaping and gardening are great physical exercises, and studies show they are good for emotional well-being. But those working outside must remain aware of the dangers associated with heat stress on their bodies. “When I was working as a landscaper, we had to sod a...

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