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Recipe Review Thursday: Banana Mousse
Nutrition, Prevention 9/6/2012

We’re trying new heart-healthy recipes every month and will share the results with you. All recipes are from Club Red, UVA’s heart health club for women. [caption id="attachment_4625" align="alignright" width="337"] A healthy dessert that's easy to make and tastes like banana pudding.[/caption] Banana Mousse With four kids in the house, there's…

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A Vision for Better Eye Care
Prevention 9/5/2012

There’s no better way to ensure a lifetime of good vision than by getting regular preventive care for your eyes. UVA is still the place to come for high-risk corneal transplants, eye tumor care and all manner of ocular surgery, but UVA ophthalmologists want you to think of them for…

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Decoding the Meat Mystery: Organic Chicken, Cage-Free Eggs and Grass-Fed Beef
Prevention 8/30/2012

I have a confession: I am one of those annoying people at the grocery store. [caption id="attachment_4605" align="alignright" width="300"] Only poultry can be labeled free range, but you might see the words "grass fed," "pasture raised," "organic" or "natural" on this steak's packaging.[/caption] While everyone else is trying to grab…

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Health Information You Can Use
Prevention 8/6/2012

Did you know that Vim & Vigor, UVA’s award-winning family health magazine, is online? Check out the fall issue now. Here’s a glance inside: Spinal Fusion: It’s a commonly performed back procedure. But it’s most successful when done for the right reasons. Congenital Heart Defects: Two Virginia women were born…

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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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