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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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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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