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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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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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