URBANA -- The flu has reached epidemic levels this year and it’s not too late to get vaccinated. But the flu shot may not be as easy to come by as it was at the beginning of the season.
When we go to the doctor for a test or check-up, we often assume if we don't hear back from them, no news must mean good news.
Aging is a slow process, but what if you could turn back time?
Before you are considered an "older" person, there are health risks you face, especially as a woman.
Many people look forward to getting older because of retirement, but before you get to that age, you have to plan.
Healthier dips and snack options for your parties
FORD COUNTY -- Some Central Illinois diners can now get an in-depth look at restaurants before they even walk in the door.
Many premature infants won't make it to see their first birthday.
Labor is considered premature if it starts more than three weeks before your due date. Most preemies catch up to other kids as they get older, but they grow more slowly than babies born full-term.
It doesn't have to be hard to stay active when it's cold and snowy outside.
Winter is coming, even though it feels like it's already here.
Weather, especially winter, is something which can literally be a pain in the neck for people.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a variant of major depression, so it needs to be taken just as seriously.
Having a food allergy could make you feel alone. That's why it's important to find others dealing with the same thing.
Food allergies don't just affect the person with the allergy. They also impact families, schools and friends.
Medical mistakes kill 98,000 people each year in the U.S.
Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death for men.
The CDC says 12 percent of men, ages 18+ are in fair or poor health.
At least one area mom wishes there were more birthing options for women.
How does a woman decide which birthing method is right?
Hospitals in the area no longer offer water births.
Your brain. It operates on the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb and can hold five times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Exercising to educate. A national program has made its way to Central Illinois.
The Centers for Disease Control says kids should do 60-minutes of physical activity each day.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than 29-million people in the U.S. have diabetes.
Stress can be brought on by social media or FOMO; fear of missing out.
Sometimes job pressures from work overflow into your personal life.
Stress is something which can be different for men and women.
When people are stressed, many turn to eating their cares away.
CHAMPAIGN -- Inspectors found insects and more in several area restaurant kitchens.
ILLINOIS -- People who are still uninsured have another chance to sign up under the Affordable Care Act.
You don't always have to make a trip to the store in order to get things cleaned.
Some may think housekeeping is just for looks, but it's good for your health too.
We're getting our facts straight about food and how it affects diabetes.
For young kids, diabetes can make having an "ordinary life," more difficult. But, a camp in Central Illinois is helping them live life to the fullest.
What is diabetes? How do you get it? How do you manage it?
Diabetes is something which comes in many different forms and affects many people. Briscoe Brown is one of them.
DANVILLE -- Major changes are coming to VA hospitals around the country.
The average woman needs 1,800 - 2,400 calories per day while a man needs 2,400 - 3,000.
URBANA -- Students around Central Illinois are being honored as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign.
DECATUR -- Macon County residents will have a brand new health center by this time next year.
CHAMPAIGN -- The latest technology in knee replacements is now available.
Update: 10:04 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Those coming back from West Africa won’t be getting the welcome home they may want.
Americans buy 600-million pounds of candy every Halloween. That's a scary fact, or is it?
SPRINGFIELD -- Representative Raymond Poe will undergo an adult stem cell transplant in Texas.
Raw honey can be purchased in any grocery store and is found in most people's kitchens. But, many don't know about all the health benefits honey provides.
More than 15 million family and friends are living with or loving someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Talking to kids about sex can be tricky and awkward. Therapist Paige Spangler, with Elliott Counseling Group, has some tips to make things more comfortable for both parties.
Birth control isn't just used for preventing pregnancy. Claudia Lennhoff, executive director with Champaign County Health Care Consumers, joins us now.
ILLINOIS -- Running into a burning building isn't the only concern for firefighters. There are long-term risks.