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An Intro to Proton Therapy

Posted 8/15/2016 by UHBlog

An Intro to Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy. It can be used to treat cancers that have not spread throughout the body.

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Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

Posted 8/15/2016 by UHBlog

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

Concerned about technology affecting your child’s development?

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School Daze: 4 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids to Sleep

Posted 8/12/2016 by UHBlog

School Daze: 4 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids to Sleep

A lack of sleep affects attention, behavior and learning.

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5 Reasons to Get on a Bike

Posted 8/11/2016 by UHBlog

5 Reasons to Get on a Bike

One of the best ways to boost both your mental and physical health.

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Prostate Exams: What You Need to Know

Posted 8/10/2016 by UHBlog

Prostate Exams: What You Need to Know

Catching and treating prostate cancer.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease: Not just a Pain in Your Leg

Posted 8/9/2016 by UHBlog

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Not just a Pain in Your Leg

Make sure leg discomfort is not peripheral artery disease.

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Your Back-to-School Checklist

Posted 7/29/2016 by UHBlog

Your Back-to-School Checklist

Is your child ready to start school? We can help.

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Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

Posted 7/28/2016 by UHBlog

The Caregiver’s Bill of Rights from the National Cancer Institute.

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Top 7 Health Concerns for Boomers

Posted 7/28/2016 by UHBlog

Top 7 Health Concerns for Boomers

Ensure your midlife and later years are happy and healthy.

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Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More

Posted 7/27/2016 by UHBlog

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More

Loneliness can lead to depression and anxiety.

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5 Things to Look for in Buying Supplements

Posted 7/26/2016 by UHBlog

5 Things to Look for in Buying Supplements

Are the supplements you’re buying right for you?

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Teaching Kids to Manage Their Health Care at College

Posted 7/25/2016 by UHBlog

Teaching Kids to Manage Their Health Care at College

Prepare your child for health care self-sufficiency.

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Five Keys to Raising Responsible Children

Posted 7/22/2016 by UHBlog

Five Keys to Raising Responsible Children

Teaching your child how to be responsible is one of the most important tasks of a parent.

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Top 8 Health Concerns for Seniors

Posted 7/21/2016 by UHBlog

Top 8 Health Concerns for Seniors

Influence just how golden your retirement years are.

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7 Ways to Avoid Heart Attack and Stroke If You Have Diabetes

Posted 7/20/2016 by UHBlog

7 Ways to Avoid Heart Attack and Stroke If You Have Diabetes

People with diabetes should take their condition to heart – literally.

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Astroturf vs. Grass – Avoiding Sports Injuries

Posted 7/19/2016 by UHBlog

Astroturf vs. Grass: Avoiding Sports Injuries

The disadvantage of artificial turf is that it presents a higher risk for serious knee and ankle injuries.

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Talking With Someone Who Has Cancer

Posted 7/18/2016 by UHBlog

Talking with a family member or friend can help someone diagnosed with cancer cope with the range of emotions he or she is feeling.

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Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Posted 7/15/2016 by UHBlog

Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Concerned about your young athlete suffering a concussion?

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Understanding Growth Charts

Posted 7/14/2016 by UHBlog

Understanding Growth Charts

Growth charts help doctors track your child’s individual growth patterns over the years.

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Stop the Leak: How Pelvic Floor Therapy Can Remedy Incontinence

Posted 7/13/2016 by UHBlog

Stop the Leak: How Pelvic Floor Therapy Can Remedy Incontinence

Anyone who has suffered from urinary incontinence knows it’s nothing to sneeze at.

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5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Posted 7/12/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Five smoothie combinations that are sure to satisfy you.

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Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Posted 7/11/2016 by UHBlog

Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Get some relief from your soreness.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy and Happy

Posted 7/9/2016 by UHBlog

5 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy and Happy

How daily habits lead to back pain.

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The Benefits of Group Acupuncture

Posted 7/7/2016 by UHBlog

The Benefits of Group Acupuncture

Group acupuncture sessions are rising in popularity.

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6 Ways to Improve Sleep Before You Medicate

Posted 7/6/2016 by UHBlog

6 Ways to Improve Sleep Before You Medicate

Find safe and healthy options to help you sleep better.

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Do You Have a Dad Bod?

Posted 7/5/2016 by UHBlog

Do You Have a Dad Bod?

Fatherhood and bulging bellies needn’t go hand-in-hand.

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Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Posted 7/4/2016 by UHBlog

Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Men are at an increased risk for some types of injuries.

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Not Just for Regularity Anymore – Meta Heart Health

Posted 7/1/2016 by UHBlog

Not Just for Regularity Anymore - Meta Heart Health

Not only will you be more “regular” by eating fiber, but you may be able to control your high bad cholesterol (LDL) as well.

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Let Your Mind Take a Coffee Break with Mindfulness

Posted 6/30/2016 by UHBlog

Enhancing Work Performance Through Mindfulness

Is workplace stress negatively affecting your life and health?

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The Power of Gratitude

Posted 6/29/2016 by UHBlog

The Power of Gratitude

Counting your blessings can reap dividends. That’s because gratitude can help you attain inner peace, contentment and more meaningful social relationships.

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Fix Your Nagging Hip or Knee Pain

Posted 6/28/2016 by UHBlog

Fix your Nagging Hip or Knee Pain

Exercise and activity can be the answer.

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Summertime: A time for increased activity or a time of increase obesity related behaviors?

Posted 6/27/2016 by Ginger Fiscella, Exercise Physiologist for Healthy Kids

Schools out for summer! What to do? The beach, flying kites, not coming home until the street lights come on, right? Wrong! According to a study from Columbia University, children are more likely to engage in activities that contribute to obesity including watching TV, consuming meals that are higher in sugar, and decrease in exercise levels. So what can we do?

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Stress Management

Posted 6/24/2016 by UHBlog

Both during and after treatment, it’s normal to have stress over all the life changes you are going through. Anxiety means you have extra worry, can’t relax, and feel tense.

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Seniors and Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted 6/24/2016 by UHBlog

Seniors and Alcohol: How much is too much?

Multiple studies reveal that problem drinking and alcohol abuse among people over 65 are increasing.

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Keeping Your Sanity When a Loved One Has Dementia

Posted 6/23/2016 by UHBlog

Keeping Your Sanity When a Love One has Dementia

Staying on top of your loved one’s care is important, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of your own well-being.

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Why Does It Still Hurt?

Posted 6/22/2016 by UHBlog

Why does it still hurt? (Dealing with chronic pain)

Believe it or not, pain is normally a good thing.

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Swimming Safety: Keeping Your Child’s Head Above Water

Posted 6/21/2016 by UHBlog

Swimming safety

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old, and for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for near-drowning injuries.

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Why Blasting Your iPod Can Damage Your Hearing

Posted 6/20/2016 by UHBlog

Why Blasting Your iPod Now Can Damage Your Hearing

Cranking tunes on a portable music player can help keep you energized while jogging, cutting the grass or walking the dog, but it also can cause hearing loss.

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Sibling Rivalry Remedies

Posted 6/17/2016 by UHBlog

Sibling Rivalry Remedies

If families are nature’s masterpieces, then every parent knows when sibling rivalry is in the picture, it can take years for the paint to dry.

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Help! My Child is Overweight

Posted 6/15/2016 by UHBlog

Help! My child is overweight

You can help your child lose weight and get healthy with the right plan. We can help.

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