Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Fitness trail the centerpiece of new community space at Northeast

DANVILLE — Students at Northeast Elementary Magnet School and residents in the surrounding neighborhoods have a new place to be active and enjoy the outdoors.

Dead crow found in Danville carried the West Nile Virus

DANVILLE — The state Department of Public Health has determined that a dead crow found in Danville two weeks ago was carrying the West Nile Virus.

Douglas Toole, director of environmental health for the Vermilion County Health Department, said personnel collected the bird on Sept. 1 and sent it to the state agency for analysis.

The Future Five, Sept. 14, 2015


Smoking on campus? Get ready to pay up

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Smokers will now be punished for lighting up on campus.

Tour de Farms

Cycling through the central Illinois countryside and enjoying fresh food produced by local farmers seems like a natural combination.

Family Life: Mealtime can provide more than just nourishment

Family mealtimes are a key experience for a family whether they stop and think about it or not. With both parents and children having busy schedules, parents may worry what can they actually accomplish with a sit-down meal? The answer is a lot, actually.

Sandra Mason: The real culprit

A snort, a sneeze, followed by two sniffles. Ahhh, it's the call of the allergy sufferer.

With the telltale symptoms of sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, an estimated 50 million people suffer each year from allergies.

Although people can be allergic to many different things (pet dander, work, mold and fragrances), flower pollen is a common allergen.

It's never too late

Olga Kotelko became an athlete late in life but she excelled, setting 37 track and field world records for her age group in her late 70s, 80s and 90s.

Kotelko, who died in 2014 at age 95, visited the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology in 2012 for a series of tests looking at her brain structure and function.

To Your Health: Wellness is an important part of the school year

By Irisha Clark 

Students are heading back to school this month. This means it is time for the annual physicals, vaccines, eye exams and dental checkups before the first day of school. All of these things are done to make sure our children are healthy and prevent any illnesses that may arise during the academic year.

Killeen names 5-member Carle Illinois College of Medicine transition team

URBANA — The head of the pathology department will chair a five-person Carle Illinois College of Medicine transition team.

In a mass email sent to staff Monday, University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen announced the members of the team that will be headed up by Greg Freund. 

It also includes: