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April 2013

What's in Your Drink?

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Women should only consume approximately 6 teaspoons of added sugars a day. For men, that number is 9. But some common beverages can add as much as 12 teaspoons, and that's just one serving. If you're trying to eat a healthy diet, remember to think about what's in your drink. Watch this video to learn how much sugar is in the beverages you drink


Could Where You Live Affect Your Allergies?


Madison has often been ranked among the top for good things, like places to raise a family or healthiest cities. But, it also ranks among the top for allergies. Before you consider moving, learn why some places are better than others for allergy sufferers and whether there's any place that's truly allergy-free. Find out what might be making your allergies worse


How to Get a Good Night's Rest

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Few things are as important to your health as a good night's sleep. But, for people always looking to squeeze more into each day, sleep is the first to go. The catch is that you're more productive, more creative and in a better frame of mind if you consistently get enough sleep each night. If you're always burning the midnight oil, consider taking a break and catching some z's. 5 simple strategies to improve your sleep


Join UW Health at March for Babies: May 11

Did you know that 1 in 8 babies in the U.S. are born too soon? To help give babies a stronger, healthier start, UW Health is proud to be a sponsor of the Madison March for Babies. Join Team UW Health on May 11 to walk, or find a walk near you. Learn how you can participate


The Epidemic of Chronic Pain

More than one million people in the U.S. experience chronic pain. It's an epidemic that costs the U.S. billions of dollars each year, and as Baby Boomers continue to age, the cost is only going to increase over time. For those who experience chronic pain, it can feel isolating and affect nearly every aspect of their daily lives. Learn how UW Health's Pain Management and Coping groups can help


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • April 26: Free Oral Cancer Screening. UW Health head and neck cancer physicians offer free oral cancer screening at UW Hospital and Clinics.
  • May 4: Focus on Brain Tumors: Life Between Treatment and Scans. Free educational and support event for individuals who have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and their families.
  • May 4: Walk with a Doc. Join Dr. Patrick Pfau, UW Health gastroenterologist, for a walk through Kennedy Park and learn about digestive health issues.
  • May 20: How to Judge a Product by Its Label. Join UW Health dietitians to learn the truth behind food labels and how to understand what's really in the package.

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