CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Every parent wants their child to do well in school, but when there's trouble, we probably push for less time with friends, more studying and even extra credit. But, there's something else a lot of us have forgotten about.
Meijer aims to spread the word during Diabetes Awareness Month.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Research shows owning a pet can help you stay healthy.
NATIONAL -- The holiday season is around the corner and, for many, it's time to get started on gift shopping.
SPRINGFIELD -- A company is trying to inform lawmakers about the benefits of 3D mammograms in hopes lawmakers will allow for a Medicaid reimbursement for the procedure.
URBANA -- A University of Illinois group is Taking Action to inform more people about the Affordable Care Act.
One breast cancer survivor says research dollars helped create medicine that saved her life. Now she's making it her mission to give back.
URBANA -- If peripheral artery disease goes untreated, it can lead to amputation or even death.
SPRINGFIELD -- Teachers have a new tool to help students stay healthy.
VERMILION COUNTY -- Some people who live by wind turbines say the noise is making them sick, so the county board is looking into how loud they actually are.
URBANA -- There's been a lot of attention on health and healthcare lately.
Health Alliance, a primary insurance provider for people in the area, has elected to participate in the Health Care Exchange system.
SPRINGFIELD -- When the last phase of the Affordable Care Act kicks in next year, everyone will pay a little more in taxes and so will the State of Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new study finds, for the first time, the childhood obesity rate is dropping in almost half the states around the country, but Illinois isn't one of them.
NATIONAL -- September is a time for fall and football, but it's also the beginning of another combination; allergies and asthma.
CHAMPAIGN -- With about a month left before President Obama's healthcare plan starts going into effect, many people still have questions.
CHAMPAIGN -- Dozens gathered at a park to get dirty for fitness.
SPRINGFIELD -- P.E. classes around the state could soon force students to be more active.
TAZEWELL COUNTY -- The first case of West Nile virus in a person has been reported here.
SPRINGFIELD -- Big changes could be on the way to daycare centers. There's a new push to make them provide healthier food and activities.
Maura from Christie Clinic gives the school lunch a boost.
CHAMPAIGN -- For the first time in years, the Frances Nelson Health Center is open to new patients.
URBANA -- If you think you're getting all the health benefits from your broccoli, think again.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is partnering with another Great Lakes state to help cut the cost of Medicaid.
DANVILLE -- A mom is fighting to keep a state-funded medical waiver for her child.
CHAMPAIGN -- Mixed news for those who love eating fish.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' Attorney General is challenging health information websites over growing privacy concerns involving the collection of information.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- For some families in Champaign and Danville, medical help is now just a phone call away.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- Rabies could be a problem this summer.
CHICAGO -- Illinois ranks 37th in the country when it comes to senior health.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are taking advantage of a new way to get rid of old medicines.
DANVILLE -- A 17-year old boy is fighting to recover from three serious illnesses.
SPRINGFIELD -- Advocates are working to expand Medicaid in the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- Grade school students got to burn off some energy in class.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are gaining ground on one of the most controversial topics at the Capitol.
CHAMPAIGN -- The state is reporting the highest number of whooping cough cases in more than six decades.
CHAMPAIGN -- Volunteers are hitting the track for a good cause.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College is helping students lead healthier lifestyles.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area principal wants to inspire his students and staff to be healthier.
SPRINGFIELD -- Next year's state budget makes steep cuts across the board.
CHAMPAIGN -- One hospital has a new name and attitude.
SPRINGFIELD -- Central Illinois is getting a state grant to help fund medical training.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Schools in Champaign County will get help making students and staff healthier.
VERMILION COUNTY -- Out of 102 counties in the state, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Vermilion County is 96 when it comes to health.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- New research says Douglas is the healthiest county in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- There's a shortage of licensed psychiatrists in Illinois compared to the number of patients.
SPRINGFIELD -- A bill to legalize medical marijuana is making progress at the capitol.
URBANA -- Norovirus is spreading across Champaign County and one of the biggest places hit is campus.
CHAMPAIGN -- As Heart Month comes to a close, we're reminded it's never too late to make a healthy transformation.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are Going Red and getting healthy.