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Get Heart Smart During Heart Month [PODCAST]
Prevention, Videos 2/14/2014

Heart disease kills more people than cancer, car accidents or anything else. And did you know? Structural defects, genetics and aging cause many of these deadly heart diseases. February is Heart Month. Take this opportunity to try some of the following fun ways to educate yourself and get heart smart…

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Detox, Gluten-Free, Vegan: Best & Worst Diets, Q&A Part 4 Fad Diets
Nutrition, Prevention 1/24/2014

Which are worth trying, which will prove a wash? [caption id="attachment_7893" align="alignright" width="300"] Gluten-free foods are gaining popularity. But are they really healthy for everyone?[/caption] In this fourth installment of our Fad Diet Q&A series, UVA nutritionists Carole Havrila and Katherine Basbaum make their picks for best and worst diets…

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Diet Dangers for Cancer & Heart Patients, Q&A Part 3, Fad Diets
Nutrition, Prevention 1/23/2014

It’s one thing to experiment with fad diets when you’re relatively healthy. But people dealing with health issues, especially cancer and heart problems, need to be extra careful. In this third installment of our Fad Diet Q&A series, UVA nutritionists Carole Havrila and Katherine Basbaum tell us what diet elements…

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Weight-Loss Wonder Ingredients: Q&A Part 2, Fad Diets
Nutrition, Prevention 1/22/2014

I know, I know: You can’t always trust an infomercial. But we live in a fast-food world, and those of us interested in losing weight would love to find a single magic ingredient to do the work for us. [caption id="attachment_7899" align="alignright" width="225"] Coconut oil, turmeric and other supplements supposedly…

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Fad Diets Q&A: The Truth Behind the Hype
Nutrition, Prevention 1/20/2014

I’m a sucker for fad diet advertisements. And it’s hard to escape them. They’re everywhere, from the grocery aisle to TV to Facebook. Fat-melting miracle pills, body-shaping supplements, diet plans that are easy and fast and require no exercise at all. Such amazing claims! If you’re like me, you can’t…

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Fish Facts 101
Nutrition, Prevention 1/10/2014

I love fish. When I was a kid, I preferred the Filet-O-Fish to anything offered in the Happy Meal. These days, my tastes have matured. I’m always on the lookout for healthy, sustainable fish options, but choosing fish is often confusing. Which fish is safest? Should I eat farmed or…

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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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