Monthly Archives: April 2012

8 secrets to maintaining a weight loss

By Tanise Edwards, M.D. (Click for author bios in About us) When you make an effort to slim down — and reach your goal — it can be very satisfying. You did it! You feel great — and you’re at … Continue reading

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5 ways to hold the salt — and pass the flavor

By Melanie Polk, M.M.Sc., R.D., F.A.D.A. (Click for author bios in About us) Imagine you’re standing at your stovetop. Is salt within reach? Here’s a quick health tip: Move it to the back of your cupboard or to a high … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Are cigarettes breaking your heart?

By William Weese, M.D. (Click for author bios in About us) If you smoke, each time you take a puff you’re doing damage. Right away, the poisons in tobacco smoke cause the delicate lining of your lungs to become inflamed. … Continue reading

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What to do about pesky ticks

In an effort to promote good health this spring, Student Health Services wants to remind you: It’s predicted the mild winter and early spring will contribute to an increase in ticks. If spending time outdoors in tall grassy areas, the … Continue reading

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Free Webinar on April 10: Connections of Food, Energy and Mood

Source4Women offers free online seminars and events focused on keeping you and your family healthy. These one-hour seminars are fully interactive and include audio and video of the speaker. Best of all, there is a question and answer period with … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: 7 Most Effective Exercises

No. 1 WALKING Why it’s a winner.  You can walk anywhere, anytime, either on a treadmill or with no equipment other than a good pair of shoes.  How to:  Beginners should start by walking 5-10 minutes at a time, gradually … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Eating 5 A Day is Easy

Eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables is easy, especially if you have a plan. The following guidelines can help you develop your plan for fitting in 5 A Day everyday. At every meal and snack eat at … Continue reading

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April 16, 2012 Spring Blood Drive in Sunnen Lounge

Webster University Health Services and Counseling and Life Development Departments are hosting a Spring Blood Drive on Monday, April 16, 2012 in the University Center Sunnen Lounge.  T-shirts will be given to all presenting donors. Every 3 seconds someone will … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Fitness Dos and Don’ts

WHAT ARE OUR EXERCISE TRUTHS?  no pain, no gain  — FALSE Correct Answer: False Exercise doesn’t have to hurt to help you get in shape. If you’re a beginner, start slowly. A little muscle soreness is normal in the beginning, … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: 6 Daily Habits That May Make You Sick

1. Using a Sponge Most people clean their countertops and table after a meal with the one tool found in almost all kitchens: the sponge. In addition to sopping up liquids and other messes, the kitchen sponge commonly carries E. … Continue reading

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