Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

'Loving where you are' key to combatting eating disorders

CHAMPAIGN — Speaker/author Kara Richardson Whitely has made more than one trip up Mount Kilimanjaro as a plus-size woman.

But the heart of her message for binge eaters and others with eating disorders is about learning to overcome obstacles in life, "loving where you are and going from there," she said.

Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker / Family Life: With fall here, it's time for Falls Prevention Month

By Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker

Falls are not a normal part of aging, but they are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. That is why University of Illinois Extension partnered with the National Council on Aging and the Falls Free Coalition to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22 and all September long.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 23, 2017

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Her 100th birthday party was a hoot, say family and friends hosting an open house to celebrate the remarkable ALICE LOUISE SNYDER.

That was a long time ago.

First of Carle's drive-through flu-shot clinics underway in Urbana

URBANA — The Carle health system is expecting thousands of people to turn out for its annual drive-through flu-shot clinic, which started Wednesday morning and runs through the week at the Vineyard Church in Urbana.

An appointment isn't required, and some patients won't even have to get out of the car, according to Carle spokeswoman Jamie Mullin.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 21-28, 2017


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Christie Clinic partners with N.C. provider on research venture

CHAMPAIGN — Christie Clinic's chief executive said a new research venture the health care provider has launched with a North Carolina health system is expected to make more clinical studies available to Christie patients.

New spin on things

For their last workout before this past weekend’s Angel Invite meet in Kenosha, Wis., the Centennial High Sch

Community Wellness: Link between hunger and health says a lot


September is Hunger Action Month. Locally, 1 in 7 individuals in East Central Illinois struggles with hunger and 1 in 5 children doesn't know where their next meal will come from, according to Feeding America.

And what many don't realize is that there is a well-established link between hunger and health.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017


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DLO Musical Theatre sets 5K fundraising run Sept. 30

DANVILLE — Danville Light Opera Musical Theatre is planning a 5K fundraising run with an aquatic theme later this month.