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January 2013

Dealing with Colds and Flu: How to Find Relief


While grandma was right, chicken soup is good for a cold, it's not going to cure it. But, if you are looking for relief from runny noses, cough and even nausea, there are few things you can try. Dr. David Rakel, director of UW Health's Integrative Medicine program, offers these tips. Read more


Going Green: Kale Salad

  Kale Salad

A powerhouse of nutrients, kale is good for more than just chips (although those are delicious too). Learn a simple recipe for a delicious salad that can be changed to suit your tastes. Whether you're looking for sweet or savory flavors, you can find a version perfect for your weekday lunch. Watch the video and get the recipes


Do Fad Diets Really Work?


Everywhere you turn there are tips for losing weight. But what is safe to do and what should you know? UW Health nutritionists help put diet fads into perspective and offer tips for helping you make healthy changes. Read more


New Online Learning Series About Women's Heart Health

Gather the women you care about and take steps to become heart healthy. This February, UW Health experts will help you understand your risks, how to set goals, eat heart-healthy and manage your stress through a series of live presentations you can watch online. Read more


Colon Cleansing Won't Help With Weight Loss

The Internet is filled with information about colon cleanses and how they can lead to quick weight loss. But, cleanses can be ineffective and possibly even harmful. Read more


Tips for a Healthy Neck and Spine

We all know we're supposed to stand up straight for good posture, but it's also important for a healthy neck. Learn what good posture looks like and how you can maintain it. Read more


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Jan. 26: Spotlight on Life Gala: A Dancing with the Stars-like competition featuring celebrity dancers from Wisconsin's top medical and research institutions. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation.
  • Feb. 1: Wear Red Day: Help raise awareness about women's heart health by wearing red.
  • Feb. 12: Moving Forward - The Magic of Movement: Free seminar on the importance of moving, particularly for those with movement disorders.

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