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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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The Mediterranean Diet: Heart-Healthy Moderation
Nutrition, Prevention 3/1/2013

With the release of a study this week showing that the Mediterranean diet has a hugely positive effect on heart disease risk, reactions ranging from doubt to excitement have been fueling talk shows and Twitter accounts across the country. We wanted to know, too, on this last day of Heart…

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Heart-Smart Shopping: Meat That Makes the Cut (VIDEO) video post

Today we visit the meat section of the supermarket in our Heart-Smart Shopping Video Series. Think red meat can't be part of healthy diet for your heart? Think again. In this final installment of our heart-smart shopping series, we visit the meat and poultry section of the supermarket with nutritionist Teller Stalfort, a registered…

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Heart-Smart Shopping: Wise Dairy Decisions (VIDEO) video post

Today we visit the dairy section of the supermarket in our Heart-Smart Shopping Video Series.  Can milk, cheese and yogurt be part of a heart-healthy diet? In this video, Teller Stalfort, registered dietitian with UVA's Heart and Vascular Center, explains how they can.   Remember, UVA nutritionists can help any Heart…

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