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May 2012

Tips for Managing Seasonal Allergies


If the thought of a beautiful spring day fills you with dread, then you're probably one of the 85 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. But having allergies doesn't mean you can't stop to smell the flowers. Find out the simple things you can do to help alleviate your itchy eyes and runny nose so you can enjoy the next sunny day. Read more


What's Your Motivation?

  Woman on treadmill

We all know we should eat better and exercise more, but it can be a struggle. Maybe it's because you're not really motivated to make the change. Find out how to discover what motivates you, and how it may just be the key to making lasting changes in your lifestyle. Read more


Cooking Outside the Box: Eggs Benedict

Want to really impress Mom this Mother's Day? Skip the waffles. Try this Eggs Benedict with a unique twist - smoked salmon. It's surprisingly simple and so delicious, she may just forget the mess you left in the kitchen. Watch Chef John prepare the dish


UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic Gets HBO Premiere

On May 14 and 15, HBO will air a four-part series titled, "The Weight of the Nation" exploring the issue of obesity in the U.S. The third part, "Children in Crisis," examines the issue of childhood obesity through the experiences of families, two of whom are from Madison, Wisconsin. Meet real families struggling with the issue. Go behind the doors of the Madison Metropolitan School District lunch program to discover the politics behind school lunches. And, find out how the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic is working to help kids. Read more


Dust Off That Bike

There's a reason things are described as, "just like riding a bike" - it's a skill you never forget. If it's been a long time since you've gone for a ride, then it may just be time to trade your four wheels in for two. Learn how biking can be beneficial to your health, and discover resources to help you start back in the saddle. Read more


Stroke Signs and Symptoms - When to Make the Call

It's Stroke Awareness Month. Do you know the warning signs of a stroke? They may not be obvious. But, knowing the signs and getting help immediately may help prevent lifelong disability. Read more


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • May 17: Women's Health Series 2012: Women's Hereditary Cancers
  • May 22: Free Informational Session: Robotic-Assisted Hip Replacement
  • May 23: Solving the Mystery of Nutrition Labels

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