Infographic: Hidden Sugars – Unexpected Sugars in What You Eat and Drink

Infographic: Hidden Sugars – Unexpected Sugars in What You Eat and Drink

Food labels don’t currently distinguish between added sugar and natural sugar. It takes more work for people to read labels and find these hidden sugars.
Coronavirus Myths & Facts: What You Can Do to Avoid Infection

Coronavirus Myths & Facts: What You Can Do to Avoid Infection

The coronavirus is devastating parts of China. But are YOU in danger? Do you need to worry? Our infectious disease expert, William Petri, MD, serves up the facts.
Terry Tigner’s Weight Loss Surgery: A Stubborn Candidate Finds Her Way

Terry Tigner’s Weight Loss Surgery: A Stubborn Candidate Finds Her Way

Terry Tigner knew she needed to lose weight, but weight loss surgery wasn't part of her plan. Her friend Angela Taylor and the UVA bariatrics team provided the support and encouragement needed to take the first step.

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Don’t Let Asthma Slow You Down

Donna Wolf, PhD, is a clinical research coordinator with UVA’s Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, where she conducts clinical trials that test asthma treatments in children and adults. Wolf is also a clinical exercise physiologist. She wrote this post for us about asthma and exercise.

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Prenatal Vitamins: When, Why and How

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

“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…