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Heart Month Tip 6: Ask the Right Questions
Prevention 2/6/2012

When you visit with your doctor, take a list of questions that you’d like to talk about with him/her, and don’t leave the office until they’ve all been answered. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Your list should include target blood pressure and cholesterol levels, nutrition and exercise goals,…

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Heart Month Tip 5: Start Out Right
Exercise, Prevention 2/5/2012

How fit are you right now? [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] If you haven't exercised for a while, start with some modest activities and work your way up. If you're not overweight, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more times a week is all you need…

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Heart Health Tip 4: Sit Down
Prevention 2/4/2012

Yesterday, we told you to stand up at work. Today, we're telling you to sit down. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Stress is a major cause of heart attacks. One effective way to deal with stress is to meditate. Meditation comes in many forms, like mindfulness-based stress reduction…

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Heart Month Tip 3: Stand Up
Exercise, Prevention 2/3/2012

Most of us sit almost the entire workday. Standing burns more calories and works more muscles. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Try it — today! If you can’t stand up while working at your desk, try it during meetings or while talking on the phone.

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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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