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November 2012

Tips for Healthy Holiday Baking

  Holiday Baking

The holidays are quickly approaching. With a few substitutions, you can make your traditional fare a little healthier. Whether you're looking for ways to lower fat, or reduce the sugar, making simple substitutions can make a big difference without affecting the taste. Read more


Learn to Turn Your Brain Off

  Smiling woman

Feeling overhwelmed? Try being mindful of what you're thinking. UW Health's Integrative Medicine program offers this simple exercise to help you press "pause" for a moment and learn how to recognize when your own thoughts might be contributing to your stress. Read more


Cooking Outside the Box: Knife Skills

  Chef John

This month's episode of Cooking Outside the Box is a little different. If you've always wondered how chefs make chopping vegetables look so easy, or you just want to find ways to help mealtime preparations go a little quicker, Chef John demonstrates some essential techniques that can make you look like a pro. Watch the video


Stay Healthy While Traveling

The holidays are often a major travel time. Whether your travel is for family or even for work, learn common myths about airline travel and illness - and how you can stay healthy. Read more


A Holiday 'Health Check': How Adult Children Can Help Aging Parents

For some families, the holidays may be one of the few times during the year they see aging relatives. Paying attention to how elderly relatives act can help reveal if any health concerns are developing. Early intervention is key, and may help prevent larger problems down the road. Find out what to look for and how you might be able to help. Read more


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Dec.9: Love Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony: Special ceremony honoring and remembering loved ones. Honor a special person with a Love Light
  • Dec. 11: Hockey Workshop for Parents and Youth/High School Coaches: Free workshop led by UW Health Sports Medicine physicians and staff on reducing your players' risk for injuries when playing the game

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