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Maternity Monday: All About Gestational Diabetes
Kids, Maternity Monday 4/20/2015

Gestational diabetes is a common condition that affects up to 10 percent of pregnant women. We talked to Annelee Boyle, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at UVA Health System to find out more about it. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] Join us as we journey through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond…

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Are Sugary Drinks Worse Than Dessert?

People often forget about the hidden calories in beverages. Drinks often can be loaded with sugar, and studies have shown that increased consumption of these sugary drinks is associated with the rise in obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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The Facts About Men, Women, Kids and Cholesterol
Prevention 9/10/2012

Did you know one-third of Americans have elevated LDL cholesterol? That’s the “bad” cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein levels. It’s bad because it builds up in your arteries and increases your risk over time for heart attack and stroke. High Cholesterol: A Condition Without Symptoms “The trouble with high…

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Diabetes on the Rise: This Month, Get to Know Your Risk
Prevention 11/11/2011

When it comes to your health, diabetes is anything but sweet. This disease affects 25 million children and adults in the United States – and it’s on the rise. November is National Diabetes Month, and there’s no better time than now to find out if you’re at risk. In honor…

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