More abortions will lead to fewer people

In the article “Lowest Birth Rate in 3 Decades Could Threaten Economy” (Urbana Daily Citizen, May 18, p. 4), it should read “Will Th...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Eggs over easy not recommended

Eggs over easy not recommended

Question: I love eggs over easy for breakfast, but lately I’m hesitant to order my eggs that way because of mixed messages I’ve heard abou...

May 21st, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

A reader of the newsletter suggested additional tips about aging successfully. She suggested, “Why not research and look to those living amongst...

May 20th, 2018 |  



Two weeks of doubling up

For two weeks, I have felt drawn to things in pairs, beginning with the Kentucky Derby. A casual horseracing fan at best, I nonetheless enjoy observin...

May 20th, 2018 |  


Thanking CACC volunteers

The Cancer Association of Champaign County (CACC) would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in our annual Tag Day on May 11. We also wan...

May 16th, 2018 |  


FDA: Keep kids away from liquid nicotine

FDA: Keep kids away from liquid nicotine

Question: My son found an e-cigarette strawberry flavored nicotine pack and almost drank it thinking that it was some kind of candy. Luckily I stopped...

May 14th, 2018 |  


Let them eat cake!

Recently I called a friend to chat just as she was baking a birthday cake for her grandson: a classic white cake with boiled frosting, she said. I had...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Battle over Affordable Care Act (ACA) shifts to states

Battle over Affordable Care Act (ACA) shifts to states

We’ve heard relatively little from Washington in recent months about the Affordable Care Act, but that doesn’t mean our elected officials ...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Have a knockout garden this year

It seems like the weather went straight from winter to summer this year. Plants went from dormant to green in the blink of an eye. The Master Gardener...

May 10th, 2018 |  


I pray that the road is long …

Dear Kelly and Joe,I was elated when I heard about your honeymoon plans in Europe – my former “stomping grounds”! My first reaction ...

May 6th, 2018 |