Take Care: All About Your Health (November 2011)

Take Care: All About Your Health (November 2011)

A Thanksgiving food safety quiz

The last thing you want on Thanksgiving weekend (besides family squabbles) is bacterial food sickness, right?
So here are some questions to test your holiday food knowledge, with answers from experts below.

1. You just placed the raw turkey in the roasting pan. Your next step is: A. Washing your hands with warm soap and water. B. Setting the oven timer.

Dental cleaning could cut heart/stroke risks

Want to reduce your chance of a heart attack or stroke? Get those dental cleanings, new research suggests.

Four things to do after type 2 diabetes diagnosis

Fear and confusion are normal reactions to a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, says Theresa Truelove, a Champaign-Urbana Public Health District nurse and co-chair of the new Community Diabetes Coalition in Champaign County.

If you or a loved one are dealing with a new diabetes diagnosis, here is some advice from Truelove about what to do next:

Check out in-demand health careers at Parkland Friday

Want to check out a career in health care? Parkland College will hold a a free open house Friday (Nov. 11) featuring 14 of its programs that provide training for in-demand health careers.

It will be held from 1-3 p.m. on the main campus at 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, and at Parkland's campus at 1315 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign.

Women: even a little alcohol ups breast cancer risk, research finds

Women who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol may be boosting their risk of breast cancer risk, researchers have found.