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October 2012

The Gift of Mindful Eating

  Woman eating veggies

Have you ever finished a meal and realized that you don't have any recollection of how it actually tasted? Or, maybe you've stood a few too many times in your kitchen wanting something to eat but unable to find anything that seemed satisfying? Learning to be mindful while you're eating can help you not only enjoy your food, but ensure you're eating only when you're actually hungry. Read more


A "WISH" for Women with Cancer

  Happy Couple

As few as 10 years ago, when a woman was diagnosed with cancer, the sole focus was on survival. Today, patients can focus on the quality of life after treatment. And for many women, particularly those with gynecologic cancers, intimacy can be a difficult and emotional topic to consider. Read more


Cooking Outside the Box: Hamburger Casserole

  Chef John

In this month's episode of Cooking Outside the Box, Chef John encourages you to skip the pre-packaged food aisle at the grocery store and instead make a delicious, old fashioned family-friendly meal from scratch with Hamburger Casserole. Get the recipe | Watch the video


Enjoying the Best of Fall: Squash Recipes

You see them in the store and at the Farmer's Market, but what do you actually do with squash other than pumpkin pie? UW Health nutritionists offer some delicious suggestions for ways to bring this antioxidant rich vegetable into your daily meals. Read more and get the recipes


Jillian's Long Battle Against Crohn's Disease

In 1994, not a lot was known about Crohn's Disease. For then high school senior Jillian, it was a long, sometimes frustrating struggle to figure out what was going on. And in the years since diagnosis, she's faced her share of challenges. But now, she shares her story to help recently diagnosed patients learn from someone who has lived with the disease and its effects. Read more


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Oct. 28: Walk with a Doc: Full moon walk with Dr. Anthony D'Alessandro to promote organ donation awareness
  • Nov. 3-4: Lands End Promotional Sale: 10% of sales at the Prairie Towne Center store will be donated to American Family Children's Hospital
  • Nov. 8: Shine a Light on Lung Cancer: An evening of friendship and fellowship recognizing all those affected by cancer during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

View all upcoming events | View all upcoming classes and support groups



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