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August 2012

Exercise, Meditation Can Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms


As if we needed another reason why exercise and meditation are good for us, it turns out they may be the best defense against colds and flu. Recent research from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health suggests meditation or exercise can reduce the incidence, duration or severity of colds. Read more


8 Practical Tips for Being Mindful


Trying to squeeze another 10 minutes out of your day to be mindful can seem next to impossible, but there's hope. UW Health's Integrative Medicine specialists offer 8 simple ways you can bring mindfulness into your daily routine. Read more


Cooking Outside the Box: Mac and Cheese

In this month's episode of Cooking Outside the Box, Chef John does just that - cooks a wholesome meal from scratch. Find out how easy a delicious meal can be. Watch Chef John prepare the dish


Listening to the Patient: Angie Mayr's Story

When Angie Mayr quit smoking, she used her savings to fund her passion, biking. But when a knee problem became something more, she turned to UW Health's neurosurgeons to get back on the road. Watch her video


How to Help Young Athletes Develop a Healthy Relationship with Sports

It's August, which means school is just around the corner. And for many, sports practices are in full swing. If you have a young athlete, learn how to encourage a lifelong enjoyment of the game (and for fitness) and identify when they're burning out. Read more


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Aug. 19: Maddie's Miracle Family Fun Day - Carnival games and more to benefit American Family Children's Hospital
  • Sept. 13: Carbone's Passion for Fashion - A fashion show to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Oct. 15: Eat Well, Be Well - A 6-week course for healthy eating and living

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