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THIS JUST IN
GOOD-FOR-YOU NEWS, CUES AND REVIEWS

This is no leisurely
game of catch.

Alzheimer's
Disease

DISCOVERY

We haven't yet found a cure for Alzheimer's,
but UVA Health System researchers have
made a key discovery that could lead to a
new treatment.
Alzheimer's is difficult to treat partly
because of the blood-brain barrier. This
barrier protects the brain from bacteria
and other dangers but also makes it difficult for drugs to get in. UVA Health System
researcher Bimal Desai, PhD, and his team
may have found a way around that: They've
identified an electrical switch of sorts
within immune cells that leads to inflammation. Inflammation is what damages the
brain in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other
neurodegenerative diseases. Learn more at
uvahealth.com/alzresearch.

WEBSITE

Safely Dispose
of Old Meds

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FRISBEE

Who knew that tossing a flying saucer during an afternoon at the park
was a workout? It is. In fact, a 150-pound person burns 100 calories in
30 minutes.
If you want to up the ante, try your hand at the sport called Ultimate
Frisbee, which combines elements of soccer and football and burns
nearly 500 calories per match. Since players alternate between jogging
and sprints over 40 minutes, Ultimate Frisbee is comparable to an
interval workout.

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When we throw away unused
medications, they could end up
in the wrong hands. Now you
can safely dispose of over-thecounter and prescription medication (even your pet's) at a secure
receptacle available 24/7 outside
UVA Outpatient Pharmacy. Get
the details at uvahealth.com/
takeback.

WORKOUTS
THAT WORK:


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