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Images: Miss UniverseJan 25, 2015 11:33 PM
Miss USA Nia Sanchez was the first runner-up Sunday night at the Miss Universe competition in Miami. Sanchez, a 24-year-old from Las Vegas, lost out to Miss Colombia Paulina Vega. Contestants from more than 80 countries competed for the title.
Images: SAG AwardsJan 25, 2015 11:10 PM
The stars of the big and small screen brought their fashion A game to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. With awards season in full swing, the gowns and glamour didn't disappoint at the SAG Awards.
Heroin recovery treatment ‘a partnership, a collaboration,’ counselors sayJan 25, 2015 4:34 PM
When it comes to heroin addiction treatment, there's no magic formula. But Jim Scarpace, executive director of Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Aurora, says it can work -- with a lot of hard work and support. “There is nothing magical we’re going to do to you," Scarpace said. "This is a partnership, a collaboration.”
Decades after ‘Jumbo Janet,’ 63-year-old drops 170 poundsJan 25, 2015 12:22 AM
Right about now is when many people abandon that New Year's resolution to lose weight. For Jan Wilke, 63, of Grayslake, it's just another month of keeping off those 170 pounds she lost. “Being thin and healthy was a place I always dreamed of going, but I couldn’t get to it,” Wilke says. “Finally, I am in the place I always dreamed to be."
Treatment centers, insurance work to agree on heroin careJan 25, 2015 12:03 AM
When a person wants treatment to end a heroin addiction, insurance shouldn’t hold him back. But sometimes addiction treatment professionals encounter disagreements with insurance companies about whether a patient meets medical criteria for a certain type of care. “Now the philosophy should really be ‘Let’s start the client where the clinical information indicates they need to start,’” said Tom Delegatto, executive director of business development for Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment.
Our series so far at dailyherald.com/moreJan 25, 2015 12:00 AM
People who run heroin treatment programs, like Jim Scarpace of Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Aurora, know they can't be superheroes or work magic for their patients. But they're convinced a regimen of education to build coping skills, medication to ease withdrawal effects and family/community support can be effective in getting users off heroin.