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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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Poison Prevention Week: The Number You Need in Your Phone
Prevention 3/21/2013

The word “poisoning” might make you think of “CSI” episodes or old cop movies. But actually, most poisonings are accidental, and they’re more common than you might think. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poison centers receive 10,830 calls every day. [caption id="attachment_6096" align="alignright" width="300"] Household cleaners…

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Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Prevention 3/12/2013

Mary A. Sullivan coordinates community advocacy, education and outreach efforts for the Teen Health Center. She's provided health education to local students and parents for over 20 years. Here she shares her thoughts about teen pregnancy prevention. Most teens are healthy. Since they often do not need treatment for acute…

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