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Monthly Roundup: November 2012

Do you know a teenage girl who needs help dealing with her weight? We let you know about a local group that gets girls doing Zumba to get healthy.

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Uterine Fibroids: A New Approach

Like many women, my mother faced few options when it came to her constant abdominal pain. After several years of heavy bleeding and cramping, the doctors threw their hands in the air. While she was in her late 30s, well before menopause, my mother underwent a full hysterectomy.

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18 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas, Plus a Giveaway!

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.

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Worried About Hot Flashes?

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…