We’ve got a pretty good idea of what happens to our bodies when we eat too much sugar. But what about our brains? What are the effects of sugar on the brain?
The ink used in tattoos can have heavy metals and other cancer-causing toxins. Ryan Smith, MD, discusses some of the risks you should know before getting a tattoo.
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.
As the Healthy Balance editor, I thought we published some particularly great research and health articles this year. Check out 20 of my favorites — my personal top stories of 2019.
Soups are high in sodium, fat and calories, but it’s possible to enjoy this season staple with some healthy substitutions to make a healthy soup.
If you can find even 10 minutes a day, you can start getting back on track to fit fitness into your life and meet your goals.
The nursing career paths of five Filipino women lead them to UVA hospital. Charito Seguerra, RN, BSN, remembers her first visit to UVA. "We sat in the lobby for two hours, just to get a feel and observe. And I saw the diversity of a lot of people of different cultures.”
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions includes committing to eating healthier. Don’t wait to figure out how you’re going to make it happen.
From heart disease prevention to stress relief, cardiologist Brandy Patterson, MD, shares some of the key reasons sex may be good medicine.
When you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s hard to say “no” to holiday treats. With a few healthy holiday baking substitutions, you can enjoy those treats!
Having a sweet tooth and sugar gets a bad rap for many reasons, but does it actually cause cavities and what's good dental hygiene?
Krista was diagnosed with a fast-growing breast cancer last year. She realized that, for better and for worse, breast cancer gets a ton of attention, and its portrayal doesn't always affect reality. Read her story.
The holidays can be a great reason to travel home and see family. For the adult children of aging parents, though, those trips can carry extra stress: a chance to see how Mom and Dad are doing at home. Learn what to watch for.