fbpx
Skip to main content UVA Health logo of UVA Health
Healthy Balance

Prevention (Page 38)

Healthy living: Find tips on healthy recipes, weight loss, fitness. Learn easy things you can do for disease prevention, overall wellness, staying healthy.

placeholder image
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]…

placeholder image
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…

placeholder image
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.”…

placeholder image
Bike Safety: Bike Helmets and More video post
Kids, Prevention 5/15/2012

“Bike helmets are for wimps.” “This helmet makes me too hot.” “Oh good, my mom’s not looking. I can take off my helmet.” I heard these statements frequently when I was a kid. We all believed bike helmets were hot, stuffy and the ultimate in dork-dom. The notion that you…

placeholder image
Vitamin-Rich Recipes: Caribbean Rice
Nutrition, Prevention 5/10/2012

Recipe courtesy of Morrison Management Specialists This dish is light but full of flavor, perfect for summer lunches. It was featured in our cafeteria recently. Makes 6 servings Ingredients For the rice: 2 cups hot water 1/2 teaspoon low sodium vegetable base (no msg) 1 cup brown basmati rice (long grain,…

placeholder image
Vitamin-Rich Recipes: Vegetable and Chicken Pad Thai
Nutrition, Prevention 5/8/2012

Recipe and picture courtesy of Morrison Management Specialists In the mood for some Thai? This healthy recipe was featured in our cafeteria recently. It's full of vitamins A, C and K. Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 1/3 cup boiling water 1 1/3 cup ice cold water 1 1/4 oz dry rice…

placeholder image
Are Multivitamins Necessary? And Other Frequently Asked Questions
Prevention 4/26/2012

“I don’t take vitamins — isn’t it better just to get your nutrients from food?” My attempt to justify why I don’t pop a multivitamin every day is what started this whole series. My co-workers’ reactions were immediate and hysterical, as if they were shocked I hadn’t collapsed from rickets…

placeholder image
The ABCs (and Ds and Ks) of Vitamins
Nutrition, Prevention 4/25/2012

In my 20s, I kept a bottle of multivitamins in my kitchen cabinet. Every so often, I’d reach in there and grab a vitamin. More often than not, I ignored that bottle. Out of sight, out of mind. I started taking multivitamins more often once I reached my early 30s,…

placeholder image
Aortic Aneurysm: Gender Differences
Prevention 4/10/2012

When it comes to conditions that affect the aorta — our body’s largest blood vessel — men and women are very different. [caption id="attachment_3488" align="alignright" width="272"] UVA vascular surgeons Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD, and Margaret “Megan” Tracci, MD, are researching and treating aortic aneurysms.[/caption] Being aware of these gender…

Subscribe for Updates

Get stories & health tips every week