David B. Agus, M.D., the author of "The End of Illness" and one of the world's leading cancer doctors and researchers, is back with a second small but important book, "A Short Guide to a Long Life."
By University of Illinois Extension
In our hurry-up, busy world filled with electronic gadgets, where does gardening fit in?
"The gadgets of gardening aren't flashy — a shovel, pruners, hoses and bags of seeds," said Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "All are simple yet practical and guaranteed to bring satisfaction and sustenance."
CHAMPAIGN — A bounty of fresh vegetables could be coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Just look for the bright green bus.
Prosperity Gardens — a nonprofit community gardening operation on Champaign's North First Street that educates and employs school kids — has acquired a used school bus and is turning it into a produce market to take on the road later this summer.
SPRINGFIELD — Reversing a vote it had taken about three hours earlier, the Illinois Senate on Tuesday evening passed the so-called "cupcake bill," a measure that prohibits state and local public health officials from regulating home-based baking operations provided their sales are less than $1,000 a month and the product is labeled as homemade.
CHAMPAIGN — Free health screenings and education will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through mobile units in the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District parking lot, 201 W. Kenyon Road, C.
Some of what will be included will be blood pressure screenings, body mass index checks, radon and West Nile virus prevention education, financial health information and prizes.
URBANA — Eating onions that were grilled on the same surface that grilled a hamburger bun isn't a big deal for most people.
But a seemingly small thing like that can make Dana Mancuso and other people with celiac disease sick.
By Leia Kedem
Farmers' market season is almost upon us, a sure sign that spring is finally here. After a seemingly endless winter, many people are ready to get outside and browse the stalls filled with colorful, fresh produce. But if you don't already frequent farmers' markets, you might want to consider a trip.
When the bell for Monticello High School's first lunch period rings, freshman Blakley Nesselrodt heads to "the snack bar" in the cafeteria.
Never mind that it's two or three times as long as the hot lunch line.
By Leia Kedem
As you may have heard, the Nutrition Facts panel is about to undergo renovations. Seems like the same old story. Just when you've gotten used to something, it up and changes.
But change isn't always bad, and we need it in order to move forward. To get a better idea of whether this one is good or bad, let's first recount the history of the Nutrition Facts label.
By Leia Kedem
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," given that taste is the best indicator of whether we will eat a food. With warmer weather on the way, I'm asking you, too, to bring the heat and try my favorite way to make healthy foods more exciting — by spicing it up.