Take Care: All About Your Health

Pain in the heel: A chance to learn more about it

If heel pain strikes you first thing in the morning or kept you out of the Illinois Marathon, you might have plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue between your heel and toes.

If you want to learn more about it, the Provena Center for Healthy Aging is hosting a free seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. May 13 at the center at 410 E. University Ave., Champaign.


Kids and iPods: Know when to say turn it down

How do you know when your kids have the volume set too high on their iPods ?


Chickens, flaxseed and a better chance of surviving ovarian cancer

Chickens that dine on flaxseed stand a better chance of surviving ovarian cancer, according to new research findings at  the University of Illinois that may also hold some hope for women.


Children's medication recall list

Here’s where to find the complete list of 44 children’s Motrin, children’s Tylenol, children’s Zyrtec and children’s Benadryl products being recalled by McNeil Consumer Healthcare: www.mcneilproductrecall.com.


Two events to learn more about asthma

Some 20 million people in the U.S. — one in 15 — suffer from asthma.

Here are two opportunities offered by the East Central Illinois Asthma Partnership to learn more about this disease that is characterized by difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest.


The risk of breathing near the highway

The State of the Air 2010 report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association will make you want to keep your kids as far away from vehicle emissions and busy roads as possible.


Making better connections with Alzheimer's patients

When a friend or family member  has Alzheimer’s disease and doesn't seem to remember who you are, it may seem logical to ask, “Do you remember me?”


It's National Infant Immunization Week

Remember the misery of measles and mumps?

Some of the diseases that plagued baby boomers when they were kids are at all-times lows in the U.S., but they’re not gone entirely.


The chocolate-depression connection

Chocolate may not be the feel-good food many of us think it is.

According to a study published in the April 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, people who screen positive for possible depression appear to eat more chocolate than those who don’t screen positive for possible depression.


Sharing stories about moms with ovarian cancer


More than 21,000 women in the U.S. get ovarian cancer every year, and a lot of them are mothers.

Here’s a chance to honor a mother with ovarian cancer by submitting a story or video about her to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s “Mothers We Love” contest.


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