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18 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas, Plus a Giveaway!
General Health 11/12/2012

The holiday shopping season is here. Are you looking for some healthier gift ideas this year? We talked to Cindy Parnell, MEd, RCEP, an exercise physiologist at UVA, and Gretchen Verrilli, a Heart Center exercise physiology intern, to get their ideas for you before you hit the stores. Healthy Food…

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Worried About Hot Flashes?
General Health 10/29/2012

Hot flashes are a bothersome symptom of menopause. Right now, the only approved treatment is hormone therapy, but many women can’t or don’t want to take hormone therapy because it carries a small increased risk of breast cancer. Researchers at UVA have found that gabapentin, a drug developed to fight…

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Local Food Day in the Cafeteria
Nutrition, Prevention 10/16/2012

If you’re in the Health System’s main cafeteria on October 24, you’ll get a chance to celebrate Food Day with some great local offerings. UVA’s dietitians are participating in the nationwide event, created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to highlight local, sustainable food, says Kendra…

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The Facts About Men, Women, Kids and Cholesterol
Prevention 9/10/2012

Did you know one-third of Americans have elevated LDL cholesterol? That’s the “bad” cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein levels. It’s bad because it builds up in your arteries and increases your risk over time for heart attack and stroke. High Cholesterol: A Condition Without Symptoms “The trouble with high…

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