You want to lead a healthier life, but don’t know how to get started. Read more here for an approach that helps you build a stronger, fitter body and mind.
Article - 2 Minute Read
July 8, 2014
Looking for a healthy alternative to traditional burger buns this summer? Enjoy your grilled hamburgers with these 5 nutrient-packed bun alternatives.
Medically Reviewed by Digestive Disorders
Categorized as: Nutrition
Tagged with: barbecues, Buns, burgers, celiac disease, cookout, eggplant, gluten-free, grill, lettuce wrap, magnesium, portobello mushroom, potassium, red peppers, romaine lettuce, tomatoes
July 7, 2014
Swimmer's ear can be a pain when you are diving in and out of the pool this summer. Learn about the symptoms and proactive prevention tips.
Categorized as: Family Health, Living and Wellness
Tagged with: pool, prevention, summer, swimmer's ear, swimming, water safety
July 6, 2014
A nutritious diet is essential to your overall health. Learn more about how to eat smart and how you can use your dinner plate to control portion sizes.
Medically Reviewed by Endocrinology
Tagged with: Dairy, diabetes, Dinner, fats, food, fruit, healthy eating, meat, milk, portion sizes, protein, starch, UPMC Centers for Diabetes Education and Support, vegetable
Article - 4 Minute Read
July 4, 2014
UPMC's Sports Medicine team presents seven simple tips to prepare your body for cycling -- and how to stay safe while training for an event.
Medically Reviewed by Sports Medicine
Categorized as: Fitness, Sports Medicine
Tagged with: bicycling, cycling, exercise, fitness, helmet, hydration, safety equipment, sports medicine, sunburn
July 3, 2014
Learn basic food preparation tips to avoid food poisoning this summer, as well as how to treat food poisoning in the event someone you know falls ill.
Categorized as: Safety
Tagged with: abdominal cramps, bland foods, chills, diarrhea, fever, food poisoning, nausea, safety tips, summer grilling, water
Article - 3 Minute Read
July 2, 2014
Learn about the health benefits of canned fish and seafood, as well as ingredients in certain seafood products that may be hazardous to your health.
Medically Reviewed by UPMC
Tagged with: American Heart Association, BPA-free, canned fish, canned seafood, mercury, Monterey Bay Aquarium, omega-3 fatty acids, salmon, seafood, Seafood Watch Program, trout, tuna, USDA
July 1, 2014
Learn more about common injuries that occur among baseball and softball players, the cause of these injuries and how to prevent sports injuries.
Categorized as: Pediatrics, Sports Medicine
Tagged with: ankle sprain, baseball, Brian Hagan, elbow injuries, injuries, rotator cuff, shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, UPMC Sports Medicine
Article - 1 Minute Read
June 30, 2014
Should you drink water before or after exercising? Or are sports drinks a better choice? Find some tips for staying hydrated while you exercise.
Tagged with: exercising, hydration, infographic, sports drinks, water
June 29, 2014
Learn more about common causes of back pain, and discover some easy techniques to prevent back pain, such as smoking cessation and improved posture.
Medically Reviewed by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Categorized as: Living and Wellness, Orthopaedics
Tagged with: back pain, back strain, depression, Gwendolyn Sowa, low back pain