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October 2013

Eating Against the Grain: When Gluten is the Problem

  Loaf bread

From the grocery store to restaurants, gluten-free items are showing up nearly everywhere. For those who suffer from celiac disease, avoiding gluten is critical. But even foods that don't contain wheat may still contain gluten. Find out what you need to know about going gluten-free


How to Ask Your Doctor Questions

  Physician and patient

Whether it's an annual physical or a pre-surgical appointment, patients should feel empowered to speak openly with their physicians. But sometimes it's not always that easy. A UW Health surgeon shares his perspective on how patients can prepare for their appointment. Find out why good communication with your provider is so important | Also, learn tips to help you prepare for your next appointment


Celebrate Orangetober


There are now two million Wisconsin residents on the Wisconsin Donor Registry. But, there are even more people yet to register as donors, and UW Organ and Tissue Donation has created a great way to find them through Orangetober. Learn about this special campaign and help us register 100,000 new donors. There's still time to help spread the word, find out how


A Cancer WISH: Life After Treatment

It can be an embarrassing issue to discuss for patients, but many cancer survivors experience problems with sex as a result of their condition and treatment. Even providers are reluctant to bring the topic up for fear of making their patients uncomfortable. But, it's important for patients to realize they're not alone. Learn more about the issue and why it's important to talk about it


Healthy Recipe: Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

With the cooler weather, it is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious stew. Use your slow cooker and have the meal ready and waiting by the time you get home from work. Get the recipe


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Nov. 2: Family Education Day for Cystic Fibrosis. Free events for parents, family and friends of persons with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Nov. 7: Veteran Career Event. Free event for veterans to network and learn more about job search skills and fundamentals.
  • Nov. 12: Moving Forward: Sleep Disorders. Free seminar featuring Dr. Rama Maganti discussing conditions that disrupt sleep, from wild dreams to restless legs.

View all upcoming events | View all upcoming classes, support groups and seminars



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