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Heart Month Tip 2: Take 10
Exercise, Prevention 2/2/2012

Exercise in short bursts. For example, take a 10-minute break at work to go for a walk. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption]

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Get Your Kids to Eat Better: 16 Tips to Try, Day One

“If it were my kid, they’d eat whatever I served; I’m no short-order cook.” “When I was a child, I either ate my food or had it served cold at breakfast.” “Picky eaters weren’t allowed in my day.” [caption id="attachment_2662" align="alignright" width="276"] My kids would rather play with their food…

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A Faithful Presence: UVA’s Cancer Center Chaplain

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. [caption id="attachment_2943" align="alignright" width="300"] Rev. Gordon Putnam is the chaplain at the UVA Cancer Center.[/caption] For many patients, cancer is becoming a chronic disease. Because of the advanced treatments available, more and more people are living…

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Pay Attention: The Medicine of Mindfulness

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. It starts like this. You’re driving down the road. Another driver pulls out, cuts you off without even looking. Or the truck behind you tailgates too close. Even before your brain registers what’s happening, your body…

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X-Rays: Are They Safe?
Prevention 1/5/2012

Medical imaging tests help doctors diagnose diseases, from kidney stones and appendicitis to blockages in the coronary arteries and cancer. But a recent wave of national news headlines say Americans may be having too many medical imaging procedures, exposing them to potentially harmful radiation. So should you be concerned about…

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Nia: Giving Cancer Patients Something to Dance About video post

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. When you meet Kristy Harvey, it’s not surprising to learn that she’s the one responsible for bringing Nia to the Health System as part of the integrative medicine program and the UVA Mindfulness Center. Her smile…

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Integrative Medicine: A Series on Treating the Mind, Body and Spirit

Each Monday this January, we’ll look at the UVA Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Program. The program focuses on the mind, body and spirit of our cancer patients. Also called alternative therapy, holistic therapy or complementary therapy, these services help patients feel better and get through their cancer treatment more effectively.…

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Diabetes on the Rise: This Month, Get to Know Your Risk
Prevention 11/11/2011

When it comes to your health, diabetes is anything but sweet. This disease affects 25 million children and adults in the United States – and it’s on the rise. November is National Diabetes Month, and there’s no better time than now to find out if you’re at risk. In honor…

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