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July 2013

Chia Seeds: From Pet to Superfood

  Chia Seeds

Back in the 1980s, Chia Pets were popular - small terra cotta figurines on which you could grow chia seeds. Now those same types of seeds have developed a reputation as a weight-loss aid and nutritious superfood. But do they really live up to the hype? Find out and discover a delicious muffin recipe

 
 

Learning How to Forgive

  Group of women

It sounds simple, but truly forgiving someone when they have hurt us is one of the most difficult things we may do. UW Health psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain explains what it means to forgive, and offers tips for working through the process. Learn how to begin

 
 

There's Still Time to Register for the Capital City 5K Run/Walk

  Capital City 5K

Join presenting sponsor UW Health Transplant for a unique twilight 5K beginning on Madison's Capitol Square and ending at Goodman Pool. Help spread the message about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Register today for the July 27 event

 
 

Are More Expensive Football Helmets Safer?

With more than 40,000 concussions sustained each year by teen football players, everyone is looking for the best equipment to keep kids safe. Recent research from UW Sports Medicine examined football helmets to determine whether more expensive brands were truly safer. And the findings may surprise you. Learn about the study and what the researchers discovered

 
 

Science Confirms: Dogs Really Are Man's - and Woman's -Best Friend

There are many ways pets improve our lives. And research has confirmed a new addition to the list - they can help us stay healthy as we age. Older adults who own a dog are much more likely to maintain their physical abilities as they age when compared to other adults. Find out what makes the difference

 
 

Win a House and Support the Children's Hospital

You can win a brand new Veridian home and support American Family Children's Hospital. Purchase a raffle ticket at any UW Credit Union or Park Bank location in the Madison area, but do it soon. Raffle tickets are selling quickly. Find out more about the house and other great prizes

 
 

Upcoming Classes and Events

  • July 27: Organ Donation Awareness Concert. Free concert featuring The Church Sisters to help promote organ, tissue and eye donation.
  • July 30: Cruise Night for a Cause. An evening of cars, food and fun to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
  • August 10: Walk with a Doc: Parathyroids, Calcium and You. Walk through Edna Taylor Conservation Park in Madison with UW Health surgeon Dr. David Schneider to learn about the function of parathyroids.

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