Plant-Based Burgers and Meat: Are They Healthy?

Plant-Based Burgers and Meat: Are They Healthy?

Plant-based burgers and meat are still one of the top trending food items. But, is eating plant-based burgers instead of the real thing really good for you? Registered dietician Katherine Basbaum gives some insight.
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.
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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We’ve all seen them. Those cheerful red and yellow paper balloons that line the walls of some stores. When you’re paying at the grocery store or the drugstore, the cashier might ask if you’d…

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Childhood Obesity: Get the Facts

About 32 percent of children and teens in the United States are obese or overweight — a number that’s tripled in the last 30 years, according to the government

And all of this extra weight jeopardizes the…

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Stroke Prevention: Resources and Advice

More than 6 million Americans have survived a stroke. What can you do to avoid becoming a stroke victim?

You can start by doing many of the things that also help prevent heart disease:

Eat a healthy diet
Don’t smoke
Get exercise
Manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes
Take your medications
Work with your doctor

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Remote Area Medical Clinic Wrap-up

In case you missed it, here’s a brief wrap-up of all the stories we published over the last week or so about the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Wise, Va. 240 volunteers from UVA traveled to the southwest portion of the state to provide free medical care at…

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The People Behind Remote Area Medical: Betty Jenkins, RN

240 UVA employees, nursing and medical students are volunteering at the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Va., this week. We’re talking to some of them and sharing their stories. Betty Jenkins is a registered nurse in the operating room at Culpeper Regional Hospital, UVA’s partner hospital.
What have you…