I heard this story on NPR this morning, about how runners in one of the world's most dangerous cities stay safe.
CHAMPAIGN — Students who go to Champaign schools will next year use software that tracks their personal fitness.
And, it just so happens that the software, called Fitnessgram, is published and distributed by Champaign-based Human Kinetics.
The Champaign school district will receive the software as a part of a grant to help it implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans says it has been working with several area skilled nursing facilities to help reduce preventable readmissions to the hospital.
CHAMPAIGN — A new support group for Parkinson's disease patients will begin meeting June 17.
The group will meet every Monday at 10 a.m. for an hour in the multipurpose room at Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 W. Old Church Road, C.
The meetings are free and will include socializing, exercise and communication.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board voted 15-1 Tuesday to recommend the removal of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department's embattled administrator.
But some health department employees objected.
URBANA — Some people have healthy eating habits, and some don't, and University of Illinois researchers are poised to study the reasons for that based on what goes on during our first few years of life.
CHAMPAIGN — Connie Kaiser could barely walk two laps at the Champaign County Relay for Life a year ago, debilitated from treatment for advanced breast cancer discovered about two months earlier.
Sam Wells was feeling and looking good. The Ewing's sarcoma — a form of bone cancer in adolescents — that he'd been diagnosed with five years earlier was in remission.
Good luck if you are running Lake Mingo or riding with the Ogden Lions Club this weekend. I’m headed to Chicago for a half marathon with some girlfriends. I’m looking forward to having fun with them and running in considerably cooler temperatures than at last year’s race.
Here’s the list of races for the next few weekends.
Weekend of June 8-9:
URBANA — A public forum titled "On Health, Happiness and Other Realities" will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St.
Four teachers — David Wolf, Maggie Taylor, Pam Blosser and Chuck Segard — will present their ways of improving health and lead exercises that you can practice at home.
DANVILLE — Can what we eat off of the grill pose potential health problems?
People can have their questions answered at an event called "Healthy Grilling" at the Village Mall County Market, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fast & Easy Health Food Kiosk located in the front of the store.