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Prevention (Page 33)

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Local Food Day in the Cafeteria
Nutrition, Prevention 10/16/2012

If you’re in the Health System’s main cafeteria on October 24, you’ll get a chance to celebrate Food Day with some great local offerings. UVA’s dietitians are participating in the nationwide event, created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to highlight local, sustainable food, says Kendra…

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The Facts About Men, Women, Kids and Cholesterol
Prevention 9/10/2012

Did you know one-third of Americans have elevated LDL cholesterol? That’s the “bad” cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein levels. It’s bad because it builds up in your arteries and increases your risk over time for heart attack and stroke. High Cholesterol: A Condition Without Symptoms “The trouble with high…

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Recipe Review Thursday: Banana Mousse
Nutrition, Prevention 9/6/2012

We’re trying new heart-healthy recipes every month and will share the results with you. All recipes are from Club Red, UVA’s heart health club for women. [caption id="attachment_4625" align="alignright" width="337"] A healthy dessert that's easy to make and tastes like banana pudding.[/caption] Banana Mousse With four kids in the house, there's…

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A Vision for Better Eye Care
Prevention 9/5/2012

There’s no better way to ensure a lifetime of good vision than by getting regular preventive care for your eyes. UVA is still the place to come for high-risk corneal transplants, eye tumor care and all manner of ocular surgery, but UVA ophthalmologists want you to think of them for…

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Decoding the Meat Mystery: Organic Chicken, Cage-Free Eggs and Grass-Fed Beef
Prevention 8/30/2012

I have a confession: I am one of those annoying people at the grocery store. [caption id="attachment_4605" align="alignright" width="300"] Only poultry can be labeled free range, but you might see the words "grass fed," "pasture raised," "organic" or "natural" on this steak's packaging.[/caption] While everyone else is trying to grab…

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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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Cafeteria Farm Stands Bring Local Produce to UVA Employees
Nutrition, Prevention 7/19/2012

The Health System’s cafeterias are a good place to pick up a sandwich or a hot meal, but most wouldn’t expect to find fresh, local cherries and peaches available by the pound. [caption id="attachment_4368" align="alignright" width="300"] A UVA visitor and employee select food from the Local Food Hub's farm stand.[/caption]…

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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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Prenatal Vitamins: When, Why and How
Prevention 5/17/2012

Multivitamins aren’t usually necessary, according to a UVA pharmacist. But if you’re thinking about getting pregnant, it’s a different story. Women need extra calcium and vitamin D when pregnant, according to Mark Lepsch, MD. Infants in the womb “take what they need. Women’s calcium stores can drop significantly during pregnancy.”…

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