Take Care: All About Your Health

Study: Red wine could cut breast cancer risk

If you took to heart the recent research linking moderate alcohol consumption with an increased risk of breast cancer in women, here’s another study to consider:
 
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found women who drink red wine in moderation might actually reduce their chances of getting breast cancer.


Quit smoking help designed for teens

Nearly 20 percent of teens smoke. About three-qurters of teens have cell phones. And teens love to text.

The National Cancer Institute has put all this together and developed a smoking cessation program it hopes will appeal to the unique smoking patterns and lifestyle of teens: A free 24/7 text message service providing encouragement, advice and tips for teens on how to stop smoking.


Is your health care provider dangerously fatigued?

Health care organizations are being urged to pay greater attention to preventing fatigue among their workers for the safety of their patients.


Obese kids have lower vitamin D levels and are more insulin-resistant, study finds

Low levels of vitamin D are more prevalent in obese children, and that may help lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.


Last minute help with Medicare enrollment

The Wednesday open enrollment deadline for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans is coming up fast. But some last-minute help is available for procrastinators, or those who may have missed hearing about the earlier end to the enrollment period this year.


World AIDS Day: Some things to know

Public health officials in Illinois have good reason to urge vigilance in stopping the spread of HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS.

Illinois has the seventh highest number of AIDS cases in the nation, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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.


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