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The Connection Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Cancer

The Connection Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Cancer

It’s tempting to sip something sweet during warm summer days, whether it’s fresh-squeezed orange juice at the breakfast table or a frosty glass of lemonade on the patio. But indulging in too many sugar-rich beverages could possibly increa...
8/12/2019 | The Connection Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Cancer

Take the Time to Recharge for Your Health

Take the Time to Recharge for Your Health

By the time July rolls around, it can feel like summer has flown by. But there is still time to make the most of the season because, as we all know, fall will be here much too soon. Part of what makes the days seem to fly by are the endless to-d...
7/25/2019 | Take the Time to Recharge for Your Health

Preventing Yoga Injuries

Preventing Yoga Injuries

The popularity of yoga continues to rise, and there are a lot of good reasons to roll out your mat. “Yoga is unique in that it is meant to be restorative for both the mind and body,” says Melissa Fischer, a UW Health physical therapist wh...
7/22/2019 | Preventing Yoga Injuries

Anxiety and High Blood Pressure: Reduce Your Risk

Anxiety and High Blood Pressure: Reduce Your Risk

We all feel anxiety from time to time. Imagine your boss asking you to fill in and give the big presentation tomorrow, or being stuck in traffic with screaming kids - your immediate physical reaction might be a faster heart rate or a spike in blood p...
7/18/2019 | Anxiety and High Blood Pressure: Reduce Your Risk

A WISE Group to Help with Healthy Aging

A WISE Group to Help with Healthy Aging

Although we all age, we may not always know what to expect or how we can keep ourselves healthy as our bodies change. A group medical visit at the Center for Wellness is intended to help senior patients learn ways to improve their health and quality ...
7/15/2019 | A WISE Group to Help with Healthy Aging

Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

Worries about weight and appearance begin in childhood. Girls as young as six talk about wanting to be skinnier. Boys in middle school take supplements and even steroids to develop more muscular bodies. The pressure to look a certain way is often rei...
6/24/2019 | Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

 

 

 

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