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Author: Brandy Sweeney

Brandy is the manager of online marketing at the Health System. She completed her undergraduate degree in journalism at University of Florida. Brandy worked in print, television and digital communications prior to completing her MA in interactive media at Elon University. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband, son and dog.

Posts by Brandy Sweeney

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Virtual Visits: 7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Remote Appointment
General Health 7/29/2020

If you can video chat with family and friends from home, you can probably do a virtual visit with your doctor. Today, most doctors are offering virtual appointments for routine and sick visits. Most insurance carriers are covering these remote visits. We’re even offering virtual urgent care. Since you don’t…

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Battle Building: Doctor Visits Made Easier for Kids
Kids, Videos 4/24/2014

Laura Robinson is beyond excited. As a mother whose son has multiple medical needs, she cannot wait until the Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital opens in June. “It is just going to be wonderful to go to one place and have everybody under the same roof in an awesome new…

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No Time for Exercise? Try These Quick Home & Office Workouts
Exercise, Prevention 1/8/2014

January is often a time for healthy resolutions; Eating right, exercising, sleeping more and breaking bad habits. Yet, even with the best intentions, accomplishing all the lofty goals we set can be daunting. Shannon Slovensky, M.Ed., an exercise physiologist with the UVA Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory, explains that adopting a…

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Super Foods: 20 Nutritious Foods
Nutrition, Prevention 8/16/2013

If you're like me, you spend a great deal of time and energy thinking about what you want to eat, what you think you should eat and even what you know you shouldn't eat. And all the online diet plans, recipe tutorials, meal-planning guides and weight-loss tips can quickly get…

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Brain Games Gamble: Can You Train Your Brain With Puzzles? [VIDEO]

More and more, advertisements for brain games, brain puzzles and even brain training programs are popping up. Slogans seem to promise the ultimate mind makeover, with claims like, “improve your memory in minutes a day,” “train your brain with simple games” and “exercise your mind and increase brainpower.” How realistic…

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