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UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin is committed to promoting healthy living by providing resources to help you make informed decisions about your health and lifestyle. Use the resources below to learn about medical conditions and treatment options, to eat better, more nutritious meals, and to exercise more effectively.

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Learning Kitchen
Healthy, Tasty Meals

Join The American Center’s registered dietitian and chef, Julie Andrews, to learn how to make delicious, healthy meals.

Browse and register online
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Get Moving

We have fitness and performance classes for athletes of all levels, from yoga and Qigong to Masters Swim and cross training.

Browse our classes
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Weight Management

UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program offers our patients the means to lose weight safely, restore health and improve quality of life. Learn more


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Exercise, Fitness and Performance


Incorporate physical fitness and exercise into your life at our east side or west side locations and get stronger.


Research Park Fitness Center | UW Health at The American Center Classes | Sports Performance | Wellness at UW Health at The American Center


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Nutrition Wellness


Peruse our extensive library of healthy recipes, and give a few of them a try at our Learning Kitchen at The American Center.


Learning Kitchen | Recipes | Nutrition and Wellness


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Weight Management


Learn more about our Very Low Calorie Diet through the UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management program or try the DIET FREE online weight management program. 

Very Low Calorie Diet | DIET FREE 


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Integrative Medicine


Integrative Medicine specialists are dedicated to helping you achieve your highest potential for wellness, with a healing-oriented philosophy to help remove barriers that may be blocking the body's ability to heal.


Mindfulness | Acupuncture | Massage and Bodywork



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For Kids and Families


The Pediatric Fitness Clinic helps children, teens and their families make healthier lifestyle choices through mindful eating and exercise, and The American Center offers family-centered cooking and fitness programs.



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Screening and Prevention


Screening and early detection are critical steps in disease prevention, so you know your risk factors and can make healthy lifestyle choices.


Screening and Prevention

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Health Information


Get in-depth information about health conditions, tests and procedures.


Health Topics A-Z | Interactive Tools | Health Decision Tools | Health Knowledgebase | Learning Centers | Medications | Medical Tests | Symptom Checker | UW Health and Nutrition Facts for You

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Wellness at UW Health at The American Center


Wellness at the UW Health at The American Center is designed to enhance your personal well-being. We offer something for everyone - patients, community members and employees.


Learn more about our Wellness programs



Health Information

Health Topics A-Z

Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Interactive Tools

Health Decision Tools

Health Knowledgebase


* These links are meant to provide general information on health conditions, tests and procedures and are not specific to UW Health. Please contact your provider for specific test preparation instructions or for details on your specific condition.





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