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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Chair Yoga

Posted 12/27/2017 by UHBlog

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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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Knee and Hip Arthritis

Posted 12/20/2017 by UHBlog

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Knee and hip pain can be treated using a variety of methods, from medication and injections to joint replacement surgery.

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The Diabetes Epidemic

Posted 12/19/2017 by UHBlog

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The diabetes epidemic in this country is growing; fortunately, prevention and control can help lessen the risk of developing serious complications.

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Better Than Burpees

Posted 12/18/2017 by UHBlog

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Learn about some high-intensity exercises that are good alternatives to the dreaded burpee.

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7 Ways Music Affects Your Brain

Posted 12/12/2017 by UHBlog

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Listening to music releases chemicals in the brain that can promote both mental and physical well-being.

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3 Ways to Protect Knees

Posted 12/11/2017 by UHBlog

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Knee injuries are common among athletes both young and old. Find out how you can prevent wear and tear on your joints.

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‘ACHOO!’

Posted 12/6/2017 by UHBlog

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Colds are mainly mild viruses that go away on their own in a few days, but a lingering cold may require a trip to the doctor.

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Broken Bones? Torn Tendons?

Posted 12/4/2017 by UHBlog

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The Orthopedic Injury Clinic fast-tracks care for simple and complex injuries, with same-day appointments with a specialist and surgery within 24 hours.

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Scrooging Your Health? The Benefits of Giving Back

Posted 11/30/2017 by UHBlog

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Being generous with your time and helping others can benefit yourself as well – mentally, emotionally and physically.

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Healthy Holiday Habits

Posted 11/28/2017 by UHBlog

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The holiday season can often lead to stressed and distracted workers. You can help by promoting wellness among your staff.

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Passport to a Healthy Work Trip

Posted 11/27/2017 by UHBlog

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Preparing for an international work trip should include a travel medicine consultation.

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Make the Season Brighter

Posted 11/23/2017 by UHBlog

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Be proactive to help stop the winter blues in their tracks.

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A New Asthma Treatment Alternative

Posted 11/21/2017 by UHBlog

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A procedure called bronchial thermoplasty has shown promising results in helping to control symptoms and improve quality of life for asthmatics.

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Is 20 Minutes Enough?

Posted 11/20/2017 by UHBlog

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Is 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day all you need to maintain good health? Experts say that all depends.

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Extreme Holiday Side Dish Makeover

Posted 11/17/2017 by UHBlog

Extreme Holiday Side Dish Makeover

Make your favorite holiday foods healthier without sacrificing flavor.

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