Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Veteran employee picked to lead C-U Public Health District

CHAMPAIGN – A veteran public health worker was the unanimous choice Monday night to head the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Julie Pryde, a 14-year veteran who started as an intern, has been acting interim administrator since August 2007, when her predecessor, Vito Palazzolo, was fired for dubious spending.

Urbana council OKs revisions to Crystal Lake Neighborhood plan

URBANA – The city council thinks it has worked out compromise language about what should be done if Carle Foundation Hospital expands its north Urbana campus and existing residences are removed.

Council members, meeting in committee, voted unanimously to approve revised language for dealing with replacement housing in the proposed Crystal Lake Neighborhood Plan. Final passage will be considered Monday.

Diabetes preventable, reversable with right tools, doctor says

CHAMPAIGN – Dr. John Stokes reaches into a pile of magazines in a Christie Clinic exam room and grabs one with a luscious-looking dessert on the cover.

So much of our society centers around eating, he says. Is it any wonder his patients have such a tough time controlling their weight, even when their lives depend on it?

"Everywhere you go, you're bombarded by food," he says.

Spokesfamily for Tree of Hope thrilled with help that they got

CHAMPAIGN – Bouncing around the auto showroom, tussling with his big brother over their toy cars, Mark Davis is the epitome of a busy 3-year-old.

Author says food can be healthful and still delicious

URBANA – Mollie Katzen knew more than three decades ago, when her now-classic "Moosewood Cookbook" was published, that plant foods should play the starring role in a healthy diet.

But people often still draw what she calls an unnecessary line between delicious food and healthful food, and think eating healthy is all about being deprived, she says.

Area events to celebrate 40th anniversary of Project 500

The University of Illinois campus will mark the 40th anniversary of Project 500 with several events this weekend.

Project 500 was the first major attempt by the Urbana campus to provide equal educational opportunity for all children of families in Illinois.

Community group to host food giveaway for needy families

CHAMPAIGN – A community organizing group in north Champaign will host a food giveaway for needy families Saturday.

About 8,000 pounds of food, enough for approximately 250 families, will be given out from 9 a.m. to noon at the Apostolic Faith Church, 101 E. Bellefontaine St., C., near Market Street.

A-OK Network opens doors for Parent Cafes on Nov. 10

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Health Department's A-OK Network will sponsor an event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the New Life Christian Center, 2105 N. Bowman Ave. Danville, to mark the beginning of its Parent Cafes program.

The event will provide information about three upcoming Parent Cafes, the first of which will be in January. It also will allow parents to get to know each other and help them identify issues affecting young families.

WCIA to air UI College of Law show on 'Economy in Crisis'

The University of Illinois College of Law is partnering with WCIA Channel 3 to broadcast a live one-hour broadcast called "Economy in Crisis: A Local Look" on Wednesday.

The show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and broadcast from the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., C, in front of an audience.

Crystal Lake neighborhood plan sent back for more discussion

URBANA – The city council on Monday sent a proposed Crystal Lake neighborhood plan back to the committee of the whole for further consideration after a Carle Foundation Hospital official objected to proposed wording about replacement housing in the plan.

The delay will give aldermen more time to consider whether wording in the plan should "encourage" or "require" Carle to support one-to-one replacement housing when its medical campus expands into the Crystal Lake neighborhood. Mayor Laurel Prussing wants to require it; Carle officials favor the "encourage" wording, which they worked out previously with city planning staff.