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Details: General Health, Prevention 3/17/2021 Equestrian tradition says to get right back on after falling off a horse. Stephanie Bajo, PsyD, a head injury and concussion expert, explains how equestrians should handle falls to reduce the chance of serious injury.

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Health Disparities in Charlottesville: Healing Takes the

Details: Creating sources for local, fresh food helps reduce health disparities in Charlottesville. Food insecurity is a major issue in our community. As outlined in our introduction to the concept of the social determinants of health, how healthy you are depends upon a variety of factors that have nothing to do with medical care.A person without enough money, a secure place to stay, the ability to

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How to Talk to Your Doctor: Advocating for Yourself

Details: Sarah Ridgeway 12/9/2019 General Health Having a family member at your doctor’s appointment can help you keep track of complex information. It’s happened to everyone at least once – you’ve left the doctor’s office confused.

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Does Society Make You Sick

Details: The World Health Organization defines the social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities

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How to Help a Non-English Speaker Get Optimal Healthcare

Details: Hospitals and other care providers must offer LEP patients the resources they need to easily access healthcare and health information. “There was an executive order signed in 2000 that improved access to services for people with limited English proficiency,” says certified medical interpreter Sylvana Fernandez-Ellauri .

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Are Sugar Substitutes Toxic for Your Gut

Details: “Looking at the data, we believe there is an association between microbiome health and developing metabolic syndrome or diabetes which, in turn, can lead to heart disease, hypertension and elevated cholesterol.”

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How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

Details: Eating disorders can cause serious health issues so talking to your provider about someone you love can help them start a healthy treatment option. If you are worried about the eating behaviors or attitudes of someone you know, it’s important to express your concerns in a supportive way. Don’t place blame or try to provide simple solutions.

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A Gluten-Free Diet Is More than a Fad for Those With

Details: A gluten-free diet can lead to a false negative, and you’ll need another test. Should you test positive for celiac disease, request a referral to UVA Digestive Health, where a dedicated nutritionist and gastroenterologist can help you determine the best …

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Effects of Sugar on the Brain: Cravings and Inflammation

Details: “If inflammation is the root of so many health issues, like arthritis, autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis), heart disease and diabetes, then sugar, which we know is inflammatory, is only going to make things worse,” says Basbaum. Sugar can also affect your mood.

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Health News at UVA

Details: It was a busy holiday season at the Health System. Take a look back at some of the ways we were able to celebrate with our patients, team members and the community. Potential to Cure Diabetes and Reverse Aging. News & Events 6/25/2018

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Don’t Think You Need a Colonoscopy In Your 40s

Details: Scheduling a colonoscopy is a simple way to protect your health. If you’re 45 or older and haven’t yet had a colonoscopy, consider adding this valuable screening test to your calendar this year. If you have certain risk factors or any possible symptoms of colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend you begin screenings at a younger age.

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Quiz: Could You Be Having Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Details: The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer can also be symptoms of other health issues. This type of cancer has often been known as “the silent cancer” or “the disease that whispers.” Take this quiz to find out more about the common symptoms of ovarian cancer.

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Health Advice By Decade: Tips for Your 20s, 30s, 40s and

Details: We all get health “advice” from every direction. It can be exhausting to navigate the healthcare system and find specialists. With work, family and everything in between, seemingly non-urgent health concerns can take a backseat. How to Stay Healthy at Every Age. We’re here to help.

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Bee Stings: A Wilderness Expert's Advice on How to Tell if

Details: Summer is here, which means that your chances of getting bee stings are increasing. I talked to Nathan Charlton, MD, about what to do for bee stings.Charlton is a toxicologist who plays an important role at the Blue Ridge Poison Center as well as the UVA Wilderness Medicine Program. With his experience, he’s seen a fair share of people with bee stings and was able to provide great

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What Is Sickle Cell Disease

Details: When you’re living with a chronic health condition, having control is important. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Scott admits she has periods of anxiety and depression. But being able to take action to give her body what it needs has instilled a sense of confidence.

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LGBTQ Health: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Patients at

Details: UVA Health System is currently in the process of using this index to help identify best practices and where gaps exist, in order to develop plans to fix them. Included in this effort: modifying Epic, the electronic medical record system, to collect necessary information that captures preferred name, pronoun and gender identity.

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Spotting Distress Signs in Teens: How to Tell if Your Kid

Details: I talked with Mary Sullivan, M.Ed., teen health education coordinator at the UVA Teen and Young Adult Health Center, to learn more. Red Flags Parents Should Watch For. The most important sign to watch for in your child is a drastic change in behavior. You can expect your teen’s interests to …

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LGL Leukemia: How does Fatigue Affect your Typical Life

Details: uvahealth 7/3/2019 General Health Kristine Olson, PhD, contributed this post. She is an instructor of research with UVA Cancer Center and works closely with Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD, who discovered LGL leukemia.

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In Bloom: Should I Be Worried About Mold Exposure Symptoms

Details: People with health issues, particularly those with weakened immune systems, may get lung infections from exposure to high concentrations of mold spores. High indoor mold spore levels have been connected to increases in flare-ups in asthma patients as well as respiratory issues and illnesses in otherwise healthy people.

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LGL Leukemia Treatment Options (Past, Present, and Future)

Details: Other Health Stories Cutting-Edge Cancer Care. Cancer treatment tools (like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) continue to evolve through research. Every day, we’re working on providing more individualized, tailored cancer care through treatment plans that address your unique case and move at a pace that you choose.

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Move Over Weights! Here are 5 Health Benefits of Dancing

Details: Here’s an easy way to enjoy the health benefits of dancing while having lots of fun: Build Strong Bones and Muscles. Dancing is a weight-bearing activity that helps improve bone density and build muscle strength. This may lower your risk of osteoporosis and reduce joint pain.

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How Cardiac Rehab Improves Your Health After a Heart Attack

Details: Mental health issues; Many of Moore’s patients assume poor sleep is a normal part of aging. But since there are health risks, she and her colleagues encourage them to follow up with their primary care providers. Making sleep a priority can help keep your heart healthy and strong.

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Mental Health & the Holidays: How You Can Support Someone

Details: The warmline supports Virginia residents struggling with the mental health effects of COVID, such as isolation and anxiety. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 800.273.8255 . The hotline is available 24/7 to anyone in distress and their loved ones.

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Stay-at-Home Order for Coronavirus: What Does it Mean

Details: Luis Soler Rivera 3/31/2020 General Health Connecting with your loved ones and finding ways to cope are important during your stay-at-home order. Stay at home, shelter in place, safer at home: Across the country, states and individual counties dealing with the coronavirus outbreak have been ordering residents to stay at home as much as possible.

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Listen to Healthcare Experts

Details: General Health, Podcasts 5/10/2017 Information literacy is the knowledge, ability and confidence to find and evaluate information about your own health. Lydia Witman helps patients and their family members with this every day.

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Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

Details: Preheat the oven to 400º. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange a wire rack on the foil. In a small saucepan, combine the sriracha, margarine, honey, rice vinegar and garlic and cook over low heat until the sauce is smooth.

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2017 in Review: Health Tips and Tricks, Happy Endings and

Details: Amy talked to teen health expert Dyan Aretakis, who explains why: Stress relief or a need to feel something, even pain. Get more information about talking to your teen about cutting. Health Tips: The Keto Diet, Preventing Liver Disease, Poisonous Mushrooms Subscribe for More Health Tips in 2018. Get stories and health tips in your inbox every week.

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10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Help You Start the Day

Details: Pediatric dietitian Tegan Medico specializes in intensive care, digestive health, kidney care and organ transplants. “I believe in the importance of breakfast for fueling my work and preventing excessive cravings later in the day,” says Medico.

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Hirschsprung Disease: Baby Lennox Survives a Rare But

Details: Hirschsprung disease threatened Lennox’s life. But he’s healthy and happy now, thanks to UVA NICU & surgery experts. Pregnant for the fourth time, Megan and James Watson felt pretty familiar with the ins and outs of having a baby.

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Tea vs. Coffee: We All Have Our Favorite, but Which Is

Details: Health Benefits of Coffee The United States Department of Agriculture dietary guidelines recently listed coffee as a potentially healthy food. “Observational studies that showed coffee drinkers — those who drink between three to five cups per day — had a lower risk of death from heart disease and diabetes, as well as Parkinson’s disease

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Infographic: Need a Reason to Quit Smoking

Details: Here are seven health benefits you’ll enjoy when you quit smoking: Watch: What to Expect at a Lung Cancer Screening. The goal of lung cancer screening is early detection so that surgery is still an option. “Lung cancer screening is an important preventative health benefit, just like mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colon

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Health in Your 40s: The Basics

Details: Health Hacks by Age. Take Charge of Your Health: Young Adults in Their 20s. Be Healthy in Your 30s. Menopause, Painful Sex, Weight Gain: Surviving Your 50s. Everyone: Middle-Age Means More Stress. Pinkerton has noted that women especially seem to experience more stress in their 40s—and stress increases your risk of heart and other diseases.

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"All My Friends Are Dead": 5 Ways to Prevent Elderly

Details: Another effect of vision loss or blindness in old age has to do with the fact that “vision is a huge portion of what the brain does,” Lee says. “A lack of vision affects mental health, and can contribute to depression, anxiety and cognitive problems.” Ageism

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Age-Related Fitness: Debunking 3 Myths about Exercising As

Details: Fact: It’s never too late to reap the health benefits of exercise and age-related fitness. Aerobic exercise helps strengthen the heart and lungs and improves endurance and energy levels. It also helps control weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Strength training helps improve bone health and keep your muscles and joints stronger.

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Myth vs. Fact: How Healthy Are Your Sleep Habits

Details: You may not even realize your sleep habits are affecting your health. Sleep is essential to function properly during the day, feel good and be healthy. Some health conditions contributing to your sleep disorder could be: Insomnia; Restless legs syndrome; Irregular sleep-wake schedules; Unexplained breathing disturbances during sleep

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Health News at UVA Page: 2

Details: The spring 2018 issue of Vim & Vigor, our family health magazine, takes a closer look at this problem. 2017 in Review: Health Tips, Happy Endings and Tough Conversations . News & Events 12/27/2017.

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