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September 2013

Practicing Happiness

  Smiling Woman

For some people, it may seem easy. But being a happy person actually takes some practice. Negative experiences - stressful situations at work, disagreements with our spouses or kids - can actually stick with us, causing us to worry long after they happen. Find out how to focus on the positive and why it's important for your health


Flu and the Elderly: Going Beyond Vaccinations

  Mature woman

Complications from the flu can be serious, and even lead to death. Individuals age 65 and older are particularly susceptible. While the flu vaccine is critically important, it's not enough to help ward off illness among older adults. Learn why and what older adults need to do to stay healthy this flu season


Band Together to Beat Cancer

  Band Together to Beat Cancer

The UW Carbone Cancer Center and UW-Madison Badger Marching Band are joining together to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. During the November 9 UW-Madison football game, the band will wear black sashes bearing the names of loved ones whose lives have been touched by cancer. Find out how you can honor your loved ones


Join the Twitter Party: Sept. 26

The March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter and UW Health are teaming up for a Twitter Party. Expectant moms can ask prenatal care questions and a nurse practioner will respond in real time from 6-7:30pm on September 26. Find out how you can participate


Healthy Recipe: Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Looking for an easy lunch idea for your work week? Quinoa and black bean salad is simple to prepare and keeps well in the fridge for lunches throughout the week. Get the recipe


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Oct. 4: Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp. A three-day experience for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
  • Oct. 7: Walk with a Doc: Asking Your Doctor Effective Questions. Join Dr. Michael Garren to learn how to ask your doctor effective questions about your health.
  • Oct. 16: Yoga in the Park for BRA Day. Join UW Health surgeons and members of the health care team to celebrate Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

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