URBANA – If Dr. John Stoll could focus the community's attention on just one big health improvement, it would be lowering the alarming rate of childhood obesity.
"You're seeing this childhood obesity that is just going to be disastrous," said Stoll, an internal medicine physician and vice president of quality at Carle.
DANVILLE – In the new school year, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Vermilion County will aim to help students improve not only their academics but also their health.
CHAMPAIGN – Subway has a message for its Illinois customers:
We're sorry. Please come back.
A statement the company issued Wednesday, as the total number of confirmed salmonella cases linked to Illinois Subway restaurants reached 80, included:
DANVILLE – Danville High School sophomore Brianna Reed said she eats Chicken McNuggets "like all of the time." But she plans to cut back – or try to, at least – since learning how much salt, sugar and fat are in a serving.
URBANA – Law students involved in the University of Illinois College of Law's Patent Clinic are writing patent applications for eight teams of student inventors, according to a release from the UI's Technology Entrepreneur Center.
CHAMPAIGN – The way Julie Pryde sees it, one of the best ways to reverse the obesity epidemic in America is to teach people how to grow their own fruits and vegetables and give them an opportunity to try it.
SPRINGFIELD – You can tell by the looks on their little faces and all the wailing that babies would RATHER NOT be subjected to a routine blood test soon after birth.
But most parents would consider this brief moment of distress for their newborns well worth it.
URBANA – A Rantoul man arrested over the weekend for allegedly having cocaine, Ecstasy and cannabis for sale is due back in court March 9.
Robert Caudle, 33, who listed an address in the 300 block of South Steffler Drive, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cannabis and possession of a controlled substance. If convicted of the most serious, he would face six to 30 years in prison.
CHAMPAIGN – How healthy you are has a lot to do with where you live, according to a new report that found a wide disparity in the health of Illinois residents, depending on which of the state's 102 counties they call home.
The report released this morning by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin looked at the overall health and risk factors in more than 3,000 counties in all 50 states.
Working out of a university in Sierra Leone that was co-founded by the University of Illinois, UI students and faculty learned a lot about the impoverished West African nation's nutrition – and lack thereof.
"The people of Sierra Leone, especially those in rural areas, do not have a good diet," says Paul McNamara, an associate professor of agricultural and consumer economics making his second trip to help the country and university in January.