Health and Fitness
URBANA — Chances are you're sitting down while you're reading this.
Experts have warned we all sit too much — in our cars, on the job and at our homes — putting us at increased risk for disease and death. We know we need more time on our feet, but standing around the dinner table doesn't have quite the same appeal.
Some young female athletes who are training hard to build strong bodies and be competitive in their sports could also be jeopardizing their health with their eating habits.
Young women training at a high level who don't eat enough calories lose body mass and bone density, putting them at risk for frail bones and fractures later in life.
CHAMPAIGN — If your child or teen still needs a school or sports physical, you can now get one from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
The district has hired a new nurse practitioner for its Maternal and Child Health division, and is now able to offer this service to the public, district Administrator Julie Pryde said.
By Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker/University of Illinois Extension
It's fall. Don't fall into a flu trap or any other medical misstep for that matter.
Are you up to date on your vaicinations? There are many preventable diseases that can cause people to have long-term health effects, unnecessary pain, hospitalizations and medical costs and even cause death.
It's fun to play in the dirt with veterans in Danville
When was the last time you played in the dirt? At face value, it's a simple question. It's similar to questions like when was the last time you went to the store? When was the last time you ate at a fast food place?