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April 2012

Tips for Keeping Food Safe When Grocery Shopping


We read a lot about how to make healthy choices when grocery shopping. But, what about making safe choices? The next time you shop for groceries, learn how to keep your carefully chosen groceries safe in the cart and at home. Read more


Four Things for Parents to Remember in Medical Emergencies

  Broken arm

It's something no parent, grandparent or caregiver wants to think about - a child in the emergency room. But, making a plan in advance can actually help make a tough situation a little easier for everyone. Read more


Cooking Outside the Box: Homemade Chicken Soup

Whether you're feeling a little run down, or just looking for a simple dinner, homemade chicken soup is perfect. Using the ingredients you already have around the kitchen, you can make a quick and delicious soup that's even better the next day. Watch Chef John prepare the dish


Sodium: More Than Just Salt

Unless you have high blood pressure, you may not think about the amount of sodium in your diet. But, the average adult in the U.S. consumes more than twice the daily recommended amount. Learn why too much isn't a good thing and how you can make healthy changes to your diet. Read more


Proper Supplements Can Be Beneficial

Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart, UW Health Family Medicine physician, writes a weekly column for the Wisconsin State Journal and In a recent article, Dr. Gerhart discusses the benefits of supplements and what you should be talking with your doctor about. Read more


It's Donate Life Month: Register as an Organ Donor

April is Donate Life Month. While more than 100 million people nationwide have registered as a donor, including one million in Wisconsin alone, the need has never been greater. Learn what a difference you can make when you register. Read more


24-Hours in the Life of UW-Madison: #UWRightNow

On April 18, UW-Madison University Communications hosted an exciting multimedia project showcasing 24 hours in the life of the campus. Included in the array are images and stories from UW Health, including Med Flight, Wisconsin Sleep Laboratory and more. Visit the site and see the people and pursuits that make the university and its community tick. Visit


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • April 25: Healthy Classrooms Symposium
  • May 2: Taking a Closer Look at Balance and Falls Prevention
  • May 23: Solving the Mystery of Nutrition Labels

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