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
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 facility….More »
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…More »
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…More »
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…More »
With swimsuit season approaching, many people are looking to improve their overall physical fitness by starting a new workout plan, joining a group exercise class or even hiring a personal trainer.
And while the idea of wearing a swimsuit can quickly inspire us to exercise, we don’t often stop to…More »
Today we visit the meat section of the supermarket in our Heart-Smart Shopping Video Series.
Think red meat can’t be part of healthy diet for your heart? Think again.
In this final installment of our heart-smart shopping series, we visit the meat and poultry section of the supermarket with nutritionist Teller Stalfort, a registered dietitian…More »
Today we visit the dairy section of the supermarket in our Heart-Smart Shopping Video Series.
Can milk, cheese and yogurt be part of a heart-healthy diet?
In this video, Teller Stalfort, registered dietitian with UVA’s Heart and Vascular Center, explains how they can.
Remember, UVA nutritionists can help any Heart Center patient….More »
Today we visit the fish section of the supermarket in our Heart-Smart Shopping Video Series.
We’ve all heard that fish is good for our hearts, but why?
In this video, Teller Stalfort, registered dietitian with UVA’s Heart and Vascular Center, tours the fish department, teaching us:
- What types of fish to choose
- The unique nutritional benefits of…