Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

That chill in the air? It's flu shot's last call

CHAMPAIGN — Been putting off that flu shot?

There's still time to squeeze one in as the first wave of flu begins to hit East Central Illinois.

James Chandler, a physician assistant at Square 1 Healthcare in Champaign, said he started getting some positive influenza test results among patients in the last few weeks, and he has seen a lot of respiratory illness going around.

Running to help

’Tis the season for giving — not just to loved ones, but also to organizations that help those in need.

To Your Health: Sweet potatoes a tasty way to welcome December

By BETH PERALTA

Thanksgiving leftovers are most likely gone at this point, and it's time to start thinking about some colder-weather staples. (Leftovers note: Toss them if they've been in the fridge more than four days).

Root vegetables are those that are grown in the ground — plant roots — such as potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions and beets.

Kacich: Giving thanks for Turkey Trot, CUBS in parade, end of election

First, the good news:

— Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and, almost as important, the 49th annual Urbana Park District Turkey Trot.

The best ... rest

Nick Modrzejewski of Champaign will probably gain some weight in the next couple of months. Instead of rising at 4:30 a.m.

Stepping up their game

A Saturday morning run through campus has become a pregame ritual for University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman and some

Cancer can't keep Gibson City's new top cop down

GIBSON CITY — Eric Hyatt raised his right hand and repeated the words read to him by City Clerk Carla Moxley.

To most observers, it probably appeared just like any other oath of office administered in the Gibson City Council chambers.

To Your Health: Warm up your autumn with fall vegetable soup

By Beth Peralta

I may treat the entire year as soup-appropriate, but many I know prefer to wait until the temperatures are cooling off and we are heading into fall and winter.

No link to Legionnaires' disease found at Danville motel

The public health administrator of the Vermilion County Health Department said the agency is relieved that there is no evidence of Legionnaires' disease at a motel in Danville.