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Dementia and Your Diet

Posted 6/8/2018 by UHBlog

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While no diet has been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, certain foods can boost your brain power.

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Out of Balance

Posted 6/6/2018 by UHBlog

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Do you have trouble with dizziness or balance? It may be an inner ear problem that can be corrected through vestibular therapy.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Joint Replacement

Posted 6/5/2018 by UHBlog

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If constant pain has you considering a knee or hip replacement, here are some things you need to know about this surgery.

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Healthy Picnics

Posted 5/31/2018 by UHBlog

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With picnic season in full swing, make sure your al fresco meal is safe, nutritious and delicious.

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Coffee and Brain Health

Posted 5/29/2018 by UHBlog

Coffee and french croissants for breakfast

Is your coffee habit actually helping to ward off certain neurological disorders?

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Gym Membership Neglect

Posted 5/28/2018 by UHBlog

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Signing up for gym membership to be more healthy is one thing. Actually pushing yourself to go is another.

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IBD and Heart Attacks

Posted 5/22/2018 by UHBlog

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Researchers at UH led a study that suggests a link between inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease.

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Tales of a Torn Meniscus

Posted 5/21/2018 by UHBlog

Man having a pain in his knee

A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries and can occur either suddenly or develop over time.

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The Beef with Beef

Posted 5/14/2018 by UHBlog

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There are still ways to incorporate red meat into your diet in a healthy way.

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Too Much Ibuprofen?

Posted 5/7/2018 by UHBlog

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Ibuprofen is a popular and effective over-the-counter pain reliever, but it may not be the safest option for some people.

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Not-So-Funny Bone

Posted 4/30/2018 by UHBlog

Tennis player clutching elbow

When elbow pain strikes, it’s most likely not a serious condition requiring surgery. Find out what the culprit could be.

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Calorie Controversy

Posted 4/25/2018 by UHBlog

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Counting calories can make you more aware of what and how much you are eating, and can help you meet your goals.

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Orange Theory

Posted 4/23/2018 by UHBlog

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High-intensity interval training can help you continue to burn calories even after your workout is over.

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Standing Up to Sitting

Posted 4/19/2018 by UHBlog

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Sitting at your desk for eight hours a day can have unhealthy consequences, but there are ways to incorporate more activity into your workday.

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Seasonal Allergies

Posted 4/18/2018 by UHBlog

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The flowers and trees blooming may not be just a welcome sign of spring if you suffer from seasonal allergies.

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Stem Cells and Sports

Posted 4/16/2018 by UHBlog

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From student athletes to the pros, stem cell therapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for a wide range of sports injuries.

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Your Hair and Your Health

Posted 4/5/2018 by UHBlog

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Thinning hair can occur in both men and women as a normal part of aging, but it can also signal an underlying health problem.

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Pitch Count and Rest Recommendations

Posted 3/30/2018 by UHBlog

Pitch count and rest recommendations

Pitch Count and Rest Recommendations

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Dead Bedroom?

Posted 3/27/2018 by UHBlog

Young couple lying back to back

Is lack of a sex life putting a strain on your relationship? Learn how to communicate with your partner and identify the root cause of the problem.

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Seven Rules for Kidney Health

Posted 3/26/2018 by UHBlog

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Having healthy, functioning kidneys is important to your overall well-being. Learn how to optimize your kidney health.

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Exercising Through the Years

Posted 3/22/2018 by UHBlog

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You’re never too old or out of shape to start a healthy exercise routine.

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Gotta Tabata

Posted 3/21/2018 by UHBlog

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Tabata is a popular type of high-intensity interval training that combines short bursts of intense activity with periods of rest, and can be modified for any fitness level.

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Chic-Chicory, Chic-Chicory

Posted 3/16/2018 by UHBlog

Chicory flowering

Chicory, a leafy green related to popular salad stars endive and radicchio, may be next big thing in health food.

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Enter Sandman: The Truth About Melatonin

Posted 3/12/2018 by UHBlog

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Thinking of taking melatonin to help you sleep? Here’s what you need to know.

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It’s Never Too Late to Quit

Posted 2/8/2018 by UHBlog

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Even people who don’t quit smoking until middle aged or older can reap the benefits of a smoke-free lifestyle.

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Young Women and Heart Disease

Posted 2/6/2018 by UHBlog

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Heart attacks in women under 50 are twice as likely to result in death, yet many women still ignore the signs.

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Microtears and Mass

Posted 2/5/2018 by UHBlog

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Building muscle mass requires tearing and repairing muscle tissue. Learn techniques to do this safely and effectively.

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Waist Not, Want Not

Posted 1/29/2018 by UHBlog

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Rising obesity rates in the U.S. means expanding waistlines – which can be an indicator of potential health risks.

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Benefits of Bone Broth

Posted 1/26/2018 by UHBlog

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One of the latest health food crazes is bone broth. Learn about the potential health benefits and how to make it at home.

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5 Things You Need to Know about HPV

Posted 1/25/2018 by UHBlog

Woman consulting with practitioner

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease, yet there are still many misconceptions surrounding the virus.

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Your Personal Health Record

Posted 1/22/2018 by UHBlog

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The MyUHCare Personal Health Record makes it easier for you to access and manage your health care right from your computer or phone.

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Healing Heels

Posted 1/19/2018 by UHBlog

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Sharp persistent heel pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Find out what causes this painful condition and how it can be treated.

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Recovering From a Heart Attack

Posted 1/17/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple sitting on doorstep

Rehab after a heart attack or other cardiac episode is key to both recovery and preventing future problems.

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Go Heavy or Go Home

Posted 1/12/2018 by UHBlog

Woman weight training

Weight training is not just for the guys; women can benefit from strength training as well.

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Feeling Sluggish?

Posted 1/10/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple asleep in bed

Thyroid imbalance symptoms can include fatigue, weight changes and even depression. Learn about potential treatments for thyroid disorders.

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Tackling Multitasking

Posted 1/8/2018 by UHBlog

Man on phone call looking at smartwatch while working on laptop

In today’s busy world, multitasking seems unavoidable, but it can also lead to unhealthy stress. Learn how to deal with the demands while keeping your sanity.

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Get the Most Out of Your Home Gym

Posted 1/5/2018 by UHBlog

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Workout equipment for your home doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Get some home gym tips from an expert.

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No Pain, No Gain

Posted 12/29/2017 by UHBlog

Woman weight training

Separate fact from myth when it comes to post-workout muscle soreness.

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Chair Yoga

Posted 12/27/2017 by UHBlog

Older women in chair yoga class

Chair yoga can be a great way for people with physical limitations or other health issues to safely improve strength and flexibility.

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New Year, New You

Posted 12/26/2017 by UHBlog

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Ring in the New Year by ridding yourself of negative self-talk and setting attainable goals.

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