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Prevention (Page 42)

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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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Heart Tips You Can Use Now!
Prevention 3/20/2012

You asked for it! [caption id="attachment_3691" align="alignright" width="205"] Download this PDF to get 30 easy-to-follow heart tips![/caption] In February, we gave you a heart tip every day on the blog. Some of you asked it if would be possible to put all those tips into one easy-to-find location, so we…

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Heart Month Tip 29: The Replacements
Nutrition, Prevention 2/29/2012

Try out these alternatives when you’re cooking dinner: [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] When baking brownies or a cake, use applesauce instead of oil. If the recipe calls for ¼ cup of oil, just use ¼ cup of no sugar-added applesauce. Try switching from coffee to green tea.…

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