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Health Information You Can Use
Prevention 8/6/2012

Did you know that Vim & Vigor, UVA’s award-winning family health magazine, is online? Check out the fall issue now. Here’s a glance inside: Spinal Fusion: It’s a commonly performed back procedure. But it’s most successful when done for the right reasons. Congenital Heart Defects: Two Virginia women were born…

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RAM: The First Year, and Definitely Not the Last
People of UVA 8/3/2012

Robyn Reynolds is a director in the Marketing Department at UVA. She recently volunteered at the Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM), an annual three-day event in Wise, Va., that offers free medical, dental and vision care. [caption id="attachment_4472" align="alignright" width="300"] UVA employee Robyn Reynolds, right, recently volunteered at the Remote…

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UVA Employees: Helping Patients Throughout the World
People of UVA 7/12/2012

UVA’s doctors and nurses care for patients in Charlottesville every day, but their service doesn’t stop in Virginia. Each year, many of our healthcare professionals volunteer to provide free medical care to people in need throughout the world. [caption id="attachment_4331" align="alignright" width="300"] Trena Berg, RN, poses with a 4-year-old Bolivian…

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Giving Back: UVA Program Finds a Home for Unused Medical Supplies
News & Events 6/19/2012

Healthcare facilities produce a lot of waste. [caption id="attachment_4232" align="alignright" width="300"] Volunteers and UVA employees load supplies to be delivered to Ghana.[/caption] There’s medical waste like needles and used surgical gloves that needs to be disposed according to strict regulations. But there’s also other kinds of waste. Unused or outdated…

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Don’t Let Asthma Slow You Down
Kids 5/30/2012

Donna Wolf, PhD, is a clinical research coordinator with UVA’s Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, where she conducts clinical trials that test asthma treatments in children and adults. Wolf is also a clinical exercise physiologist. She wrote this post for us about asthma and exercise. Asthma is a chronic condition…

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Breathe Easy: Asthma Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life
Prevention 5/22/2012

Do you have problems controlling your asthma, or your child’s asthma? It doesn’t have to be that way. Asthma is controllable, according to Julia Wisniewski, MD, a junior investigator with UVA’s Division of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. "Not using the stairs, frequent visits to the emergency room or missing work…

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Vitamin-Rich Recipes: Caribbean Rice
Nutrition, Prevention 5/10/2012

Recipe courtesy of Morrison Management Specialists This dish is light but full of flavor, perfect for summer lunches. It was featured in our cafeteria recently. Makes 6 servings Ingredients For the rice: 2 cups hot water 1/2 teaspoon low sodium vegetable base (no msg) 1 cup brown basmati rice (long grain,…

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Vitamin-Rich Recipes: Vegetable and Chicken Pad Thai
Nutrition, Prevention 5/8/2012

Recipe and picture courtesy of Morrison Management Specialists In the mood for some Thai? This healthy recipe was featured in our cafeteria recently. It's full of vitamins A, C and K. Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 1/3 cup boiling water 1 1/3 cup ice cold water 1 1/4 oz dry rice…

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The ABCs (and Ds and Ks) of Vitamins
Nutrition, Prevention 4/25/2012

In my 20s, I kept a bottle of multivitamins in my kitchen cabinet. Every so often, I’d reach in there and grab a vitamin. More often than not, I ignored that bottle. Out of sight, out of mind. I started taking multivitamins more often once I reached my early 30s,…

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