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Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 13, 2015


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The Illini 4000 stopped at the Alma Mater to take a break from their 4000-mile cross-country bike ride on Tuesday at 3 p.m.The non-profit organization consists of student bikers who document the American cancer experience through the Portraits Project and raising funds for cancer research while taking annual bike ri...

Moving past melanoma

Moving past melanoma

May 4, 2015


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In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was tough. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had felt pain. Two hours later, the artist added...

Fighting more than fires

Fighting more than fires

By Brittney Nadler

April 1, 2015


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Former St. Joseph Fire Chief Rusty Chism began to notice shortness of breath in the summer of 2013. He thought it may have been related to his heart, but his doctor said it was working fine. They were, however, concerned with a dark spot that appeared just below his chest. The dark spot turned out to be...

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

By Susan Szuch

March 30, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

For Tim Fan, Ember was more than just a hound dog. Ember, who was bred for research purposes, was one of the first dogs used in the process of testing the effects of PAC-1 drugs on dogs, which work to cause cancer cells to self-destruct while preserving healthy cells. After the studies are co...

Buchanan takes pride in relationship with her mother, a breast cancer survivor

Buchanan takes pride in relationship with her mother, a breast cancer survivor

January 29, 2015


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One white blood cell held the fate of Erin Buchanan’s heart and soul. The night before one of Erin’s biggest gymnastics meets of her junior year of high school, her mother, Jane, was rushed to the hospital. Jane just had her first chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and...

Look Good Feel Better provides a new outlook for cancer patients

December 9, 2014


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The physical repercussions of cancer are no match for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) and the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) program, Look Good Feel Better.  Developed in 1989, Look Good Feel Better has found success providing men, women and teenagers with ways to cope with the phys...

Tea steeped in health benefits

By Susan Szuch

December 8, 2014


Filed under Life & Culture

While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits, and Natural Gourmet at 2225 S. Neil St. in Champaign, and the Common Ground Food Cooperative at...

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

November 3, 2014


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Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...

‘Yoga in the Gallery’ class brings zen to Illini Union

By Stephanie Kim

September 10, 2014


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For the first time, students will be able to gaze at portraits in the Illini Union Art Gallery — while doing yoga. The Illini Union Board, in collaboration with Campus Recreation, will provide a free yoga class with a certified instructor from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The class is a part o...

Medical marijuana shops to open in Urbana

By Christine Olivo

August 6, 2014


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Urbana residents may soon see medical marijuana facilities open for business after the Urbana City Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to decide where and how shops can be regulated within the city. The approved zoning amendment allows Urbana to host dispensary and cultivation centers...

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

By Raymond Sobczak

April 7, 2014


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Waking up on Feb. 15 for Zach Miller, sophomore in Business, should have been like any other day — get up, shower and head to class. After class, he was supposed to go to a meeting, but instead, he received a text message from his 17-year-old brother Caleb.  “The doctors here think I have Leukemi...

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