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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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The Health Care Transformation

Posted 11/14/2017 by UHBlog

The Health Care Transformation

Technology is making accessing health care easier than ever. Find out about some of the virtual services UH provides.

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Beat Back Pain

Posted 11/13/2017 by UHBlog

Beat Back Pain

Back pain stopping you in your tracks? Get back in the game with these pain relief tips.

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11 Must-Have Screenings

Posted 11/7/2017 by UHBlog

Must-Have Screenings

Regular health screenings are important for prevention and overall well-being.

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Athletes and Acupuncture

Posted 11/6/2017 by UHBlog

Athletes and Accupuncture

Acupuncture can help relieve pain, ease inflammation and even enhance athletic performance.

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What Causes Fractures?

Posted 10/27/2017 by UHBlog

What Causes Fractures?

While many injuries are unavoidable, there are some ways athletes can help prevent a fracture or other sports injury.

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Nutrition Checkup

Posted 10/20/2017 by UHBlog

Nutrition Checkup

Whether you’re looking to up your game or recovering from an injury, consulting a dietitian can help ensure you’re getting the nutrition you need.

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Know Your Numbers

Posted 10/18/2017 by UHBlog

Know Your Numbers

Knowing your biometric health screening numbers can help you understand whether you are at risk for chronic conditions – and how to prevent or treat them.

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What Is the Man Flu?

Posted 10/17/2017 by UHBlog

What is the Man Flu?

Clearing up the “man flu” myth and other common misconceptions about influenza.

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Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Posted 10/16/2017 by UHBlog

Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Scary dreams are unsettling but are usually not dangerous. However, frequent nightmares or acting out during sleep can be signs of an underlying issue.

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Best and Worst Seafood

Posted 10/12/2017 by UHBlog

Best and Worst Seafoods

Want to incorporate more health-beneficial fish into your diet? Follow these tips.

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Ouch. That Hurts!

Posted 10/6/2017 by UHBlog

Ouch. That Hurts!

Is pain keeping you from the activities you love? Learn how to handle a sports injury.

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Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

Posted 10/5/2017 by UHBlog

Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

No one can live in a bubble to avoid cold and flu season.

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Athletes and Asthma

Posted 9/13/2017 by UHBlog

Athletes and Asthma

Don't let asthma be a barrier to being active.

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What Is Hot Yoga?

Posted 8/21/2017 by UHBlog

What Is Hot Yoga?

Hot yoga is heating up in popularity.

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Dont Get Derailed by Kidney Stones

Posted 8/18/2017 by UHBlog

Don’t Get Derailed By Kidney Stones

What causes kidney stones, and how can you reduce your risk?

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Ready? Set? Gotta Go!

Posted 8/16/2017 by UHBlog

Ready? Set? Gotta Go!

Don’t let irritable bowel syndrome sideline you.

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Snacks On, Snacks Off

Posted 8/7/2017 by UHBlog

Snacks On, Snacks Off

Satisfy the munchies without derailing your workout.

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Wearable Technology

Posted 7/14/2017 by UHBlog

Wearable Technology

Fitness trackers seem to be everywhere and tout benefits such as helping you move more and monitor your sleep patterns – but which features do you really need?

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