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March 2013

What Are Super Foods?


We've all heard the hype - pomegranate juice, blueberries and more. Do they really help? UW Health dietitians help explain what "super foods" really are, and whether they can truly make a difference. Find out what you should be eating


Breathing for Your Health

  Woman in Grass

We don't think about breathing, but it can truly be the key to our health. When we're stressed, which many of us are chronically, we need to find a way to get our body and central nervous system back into balance. And a few deep breaths truly can help. Learn 5 steps to breathing for your health


How Dietitians Can Help

  Woman eating veggies

March is National Nutrition Month. We're all familiar with healthy-eating guidelines such as MyPlate, but how we eat is influenced by our own preferences, health issues, lifestyle and even our culture. The result is that it can often be hard to determine what kind of healthy eating plan is right for you. That's when dietitians can help. Find out how


Spine Surgery Allows Mom to Return to Active Life

As a mom, Jenny Janzen is always on the go. But during a family camping trip, Jenny woke up with tingling arms. Soon after, she couldn't even hold a pencil. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and eventually Lyme Disease, Jenny came to UW Hospital only to discover the cause was something quite different. Watch Jenny's story and find out how she returned to health


Are You at Risk of DVT?

Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, affects more than 2 million people each year, and can cause serious complications. DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein, usually in the lower limbs, that blocks circulation. Find out the risks, the signs and what you can do to prevent it


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • April 5-7: Science Expeditions: Learnes of all ages can explore and experience science during this free three-day open house.
  • April 6: Healthy Classrooms Symposium: Free event to help parents and educators learn and discuss issues affecting children today.
  • April 17: Rollin' Colon Exhibit: Walk through a reproduction of the human colon and learn about digestive health issues and colon cancer.

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