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Ditching Store-Bought Seasonal Staples: Healthy Holiday Menu Swaps
Nutrition, Prevention 11/20/2013

Guest blogger Katherine Basbaum, MS, RD, is a clinical dietitian at UVA Health System who works primarily with cardiac patients. [caption id="attachment_7468" align="alignright" width="283"] Cook, don't buy, your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.[/caption] It’s November, which means the leaves are falling, mittens and scarves are coming out of hibernation, and it’s just…

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17 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress [VIDEO]
Prevention, Videos 11/19/2013

I love the holidays. I buy gifts for those less fortunate and enjoy celebrating with friends and family, and if I’m really lucky, there’s some snow. No stress. But now, I have twin infants, so I’m willing to bet the holidays are about to get a lot more hectic at…

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Lower Infection Rates? Hand it to the Sanitizers
Prevention 11/14/2013

It wasn’t too long ago that Purell and its competitors were curiosities. An alcohol-rich gel that disappeared just as soon as you rubbed it into your hands, sanitizing gels and foams seemed more novelty than soap substitute. But now, just a few years after mainstream acceptance, Purell is a ubiquitous…

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Becoming a Middle-Aged Woman: How to Hit 40 Healthy
Prevention 11/12/2013

Author’s note: All the facts and details here are taken from the 2013 Educational Symposium on Women’s Midlife Health Issues in April of this year, with Drs. JoAnn Pinkerton, Anita Clayton, Amy Tucker and Jennifer Harvey. Last month, there was a musical here in Charlottesville called, simply, “Menopause.” I took…

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3D Mammography: Earlier Cancer Detection, Fewer False Positives [VIDEO]
Prevention, Videos 10/17/2013

When I took a tour of the newly built Zion Crossroads Primary and Specialty Care, one of the most memorable parts was seeing a new mammography technology. Mammography technologist Lorie Hubbard passionately explained that this technology, tomosynthesis, catches breast cancers earlier and finds fewer false positives compared to standard mammography.…

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Super Foods: 20 Nutritious Foods
Nutrition, Prevention 8/16/2013

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 get…

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Sleep and Caffeine: Q&A and Quiz
Prevention 7/9/2013

I love coffee. I don’t just love it – I depend on it. As a full-time working mother of two young kids, my life is busy and I often don’t get enough sleep. Coffee keeps me going. [caption id="attachment_6877" align="alignright" width="300"] Coffee addiction? It could be ruining your sleep.[/caption] But…

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New Menus Mean Healthy but Tasty Cafeteria Food
Nutrition, Prevention 5/22/2013

The folks responsible for the food served at UVA always have their work cut out for them. The food service operations at UVA must please a long list of clients, including: Patients Staff Families and friends And since it’s in a hospital, the cafeteria also increasingly tries to keep its…

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Are Sugary Drinks Worse Than Dessert?

People often forget about the hidden calories in beverages. Drinks often can be loaded with sugar, and studies have shown that increased consumption of these sugary drinks is associated with the rise in obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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