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How Best to Fuel Your Body After a Workout

Posted 8/6/2018 by UHBlog

Fruit, vegetable, and fish platter

Your workout should also include a game plan for how to fuel your body – before and after your routine.

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Switch Up Your Exercise Habits to Optimize Your Fitness Routine

Posted 7/30/2018 by UHBlog

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Mixing up your exercise routine can help keep you from getting bored with your workout and can also prevent overuse injuries.

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Farmers Market

Posted 7/27/2018 by UHBlog

Greengrocer preparing organic fresh agricultural product at farmer market

Visiting a farmer’s market is a great way to incorporate freshly picked produce and other nutritious foods into your diet.

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How Music Can Help with Healing After a Stroke

Posted 7/25/2018 by UHBlog

Senior couple in earphones enjoying music

Music therapy can help people who have suffered a stroke or brain injury recover speech and movement by triggering connections in the brain.

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6 Best Tips on How to Run with Your Dog

Posted 7/24/2018 by UHBlog

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Man’s best friend can also make an excellent workout partner.

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Brussels Sprouts: Small But Mighty Source of Nutrition

Posted 7/23/2018 by UHBlog

Homemade roasted green brussel sprouts in a bowl

This tiny vegetable, once spurned but now gaining in popularity, is full of tasty health benefits.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Posted 7/18/2018 by UHBlog

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Get relief from dry, irritated eyes.

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How Simple Diet Changes Can Help Control Your Diabetes

Posted 7/17/2018 by UHBlog

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People with diabetes can greatly improve their health and well-being by avoiding foods that can trigger blood sugar spikes.

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The Best Fuel for Your Athletic Performance

Posted 7/16/2018 by UHBlog

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Eating a balanced, healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids is an important part of fueling your workout.

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Why Alcohol Can Impact Your Athletic Performance

Posted 7/9/2018 by UHBlog

Runners tying their running shoes and getting ready for long run

Find out why reaching for a cold beer after a big race might not be the best idea.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Summer Eating On Track

Posted 7/6/2018 by UHBlog

Tasty meat on the grill outdoors

Don’t neglect your healthy eating habits during the lazy days of summer.

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Home Work?

Posted 6/27/2018 by UHBlog

Busy family home with mother working as father prepares meal

Telecommuting is becoming much more common among U.S. companies and can help reduce employee stress and burnout.

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Walking on Sunshine

Posted 6/26/2018 by UHBlog

Parents with adult offspring walking on beach

Taking a walk can provide a multitude of benefits, both physical and mental, including reducing stress, improving mood, and increasing productivity.

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Rotator Cuff Repairs

Posted 6/25/2018 by UHBlog

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Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common causes of shoulder pain. The good news is there are many effective treatment options.

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Is Soda Wrecking Your Face?

Posted 6/20/2018 by UHBlog

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You know that sugary drinks can be bad for your diet, but did you know they could be bad for your skin as well?

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Audiologist vs ENT Specialist

Posted 6/19/2018 by UHBlog

Otoscope and Hearing Aid with test results

Concerned about hearing loss? Getting answers from the right specialists in the first step.

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Feel the Burn

Posted 6/18/2018 by UHBlog

Young couple exercising in the park

Make sure to take precautions when working out during hot summer days to avoid overheating.

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Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgery

Posted 6/14/2018 by UHBlog

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When it comes to weight loss procedures, there are many different options available.

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Get in Golf Shape

Posted 6/11/2018 by UHBlog

High overhead angle view of golfer hitting golf ball on fairway green grass

Working with a physical therapist can help work on your golf swing to avoid injury and improve your game.

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Men and Depression

Posted 6/11/2018 by UHBlog

Worried man sitting on sofa

The statistics about men, depression and suicide attempts are startling. Know how to recognize the signs, and how to get help.

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Dementia and Your Diet

Posted 6/8/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple in kitchen fixing a healthy meal

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

Sad senior man sitting on bed contemplating

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

Grandparents Giving Granddaughter A Shoulder Ride In Park

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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What is Convenient Care?

Posted 6/4/2018 by UHBlog

Infographic: What is Convenient Care?

And when should you use it?

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Healthy Picnics

Posted 5/31/2018 by UHBlog

Multi-generational family enjoying picnic in park together

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

Grilled pork steak with fresh salad

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

Vegetables and nuts atop a digital scale

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

People doing pushups in exercise class

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

Man sitting at desk in office

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

Dandelion blowing in the breeze

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

Woman and man doing one-armed push-ups

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

Smiling middle-aged man enjoying the outdoors

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

Older man uses tablet as wife looks on, smiling

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

Older man holding barbell

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

Men and women in exercise group

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

Sleeping tablets

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

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